The Nigerian Christian pilgrim commission on 30th July had its in inaugural flight for the maiden women pilgrimage to Israel. The women dressed elegantly in Nigerian green stripped colour were excited for the opportunity the NCPC had provided them to go to Israel to pray.Speaking during a short orientation at the pilgrims terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, a board member of NCPC, Rev. Anthony Fasipe, urged the women and other pilgrims to pray that the Lord opens their eyes where their treasure is. He decried the spate of absconds during pilgrimage. He added that this had become worrisome when even aged pilgrims now abscond in Israel. His words, "We in the Board are here to put an end to abscondment". Rev. Fasipe reiterated that pilgrimage is a spiritual journey and should be treated with all seriousness. The NCPC maiden women pilgrimage was scheduled for May 28th but was shifted due to visa challenges with the Israeli authorities. By Celestine Toruka.