Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev. Tor Uja, has disclosed that the flag-off of the 2016 youth/family pilgrimage to Israel would take place on August 27 at the Pilgrims’ Terminal, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Acoording to a statement obtained from the commission in Abuja, yesterday, Uja said the processing of all visa applications for the August pilgrimage would end on August 8, while the closing date for receiving of applications from intending pilgrims would also end on the aforementioned date.
He advised all intending pilgrims to step up efforts in their application processes so as to meet up with the guidelines and deadline set by the commission.
The NCPC boss stressed the importance of the youth and family pilgrimage to young ones and families.
“The young ones need Jesus now, thus going to the land of the Bible will expose them to the fact that it is real.”
Uja said youths would be meaningfully engaged and be able to live a productive life without having to depend on government for employment and livelihood after being exposed to the skills acquisition programme of the NCPC.
“Youth pilgrimage will empower our young ones by exposing them to the rich agricultural opportunities in Israel and on return replicate same in Nigeria,” he said.
The NCPC helmsman affirmed that families that pray together stay together.
According to him, this pilgrimage encourages values as the bedrock of a stable and healthy family life.

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