And from the beginning it was not so and now, the hour has come to liberate the world from all oppression’s of the devil, through the preaching of the Word of faith; and I am sending you to undertake this task. 
The Mandate May 1st & 2nd 1981

When the Mandate was delivered in 1981, I saw it mainly as an outreach ministry, because at that time, church planting was not considered relevant. We were more concerned about believing God for revival in the existing churches. Also, when the Mandate was delivered, church wasn’t particularly mentioned.

I then thought it was going to be an outreach ministry. My stand was that there were enough churches already, so we didn’t really need another one.

But one early morning, however, God showed me something from Luke chapter one: Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

It seemed good to me also…
-Luke 1:1-3

God was telling me, “There are many churches, yes; but I am giving you a portion of the church ministry.”
“I also…” became the marching order for our Church Ministry. That is, “others have written it, but you have a part of it to write.” It is that part that we are here writing, which is fast becoming a global phenomenon. To God be the glory!