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SUNDAY TONIC GODS AGENDA FOR NIGERIAS GREATNESS REVD SYDNEY GRANVILLE ELTON: A BRITISH CITIZEN WHO LOVED NIGERIA MORE THAN NIGERIANS Nigerian Christians will be used by the Lord to preach the gospel in the market places of the World in these last days. Many shall take hold of him that is a Nigerian, saying, we will go with you for we have heard that God is with you. Nigeria would suffer direly; but recover to become the envy of all nations. Nigeria/Nigerians will be known for corruption worldwide, but the tide will turn and Nigeria will also be known for righteousness worldwide. There is probably no one who could successfully challenge an assertion that Revd. Sydney Granville Elton, a British Missionary who was specifically ordered by the Lord to move over to Ilesa, Osun State of Nigeria in the 1930s was one of the best things that has ever happened to Christianity in Nigeria. Elton simply lived and died for Nigeria. Widely known as S.G. Elton, the clerics sterling and indelible contributions to Christianity in Nigeria, and even beyond, are etched in gold. Revd Elton obeyed a divine mandate to relocate to Nigeria in March 1937, under the auspices of The Apostolic Church. He was part of what God used Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola to do, particularly during the Great Revivals of the 1930s. He was a native of Shrewbury, England, but was called to be a missionary, specifically to Nigeria. He left the comforts of England to resettle in a rural setting in Nigeria. He was later joined by his wife (also deceased) and their only daughter- Ruth, now over 80 years old, and who is still serving the Lord in Nigeria. Ruth Elton, an evangelist lives in Ilesa, where her parents died and were buried. Between 1950 and 1952, he had attended Latter Rain revival in the United States where God revealed to him in a vision that Nigeria would be the next port of great revivals. From the United States revival, Elton came back to Nigeria with Thomas R. Wyatt to hold revivals in major cities of Nigeria. Wyatt is described as the unsung hero of the healing movement as he remains to this day one of the least known and least documented healing evangelists. In truth his ministry preceded all of the major healing ministries and outlasted all but a few. He received the baptism in…

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