BOJI-BOJI OWA (Ika Weekly) – Assembles of God Church Nationwide created teenagers department in order to give meaning to the lives of teenagers, to enhance physical and spiritual growth and development.
The co-ordinator of Teens Solution Anioma District, Rev. (Mrs.) Celia Aigbe revealed this in a goodwill message delivered at the first Delta State Teens Solution Camp held at Marymount College, Boji-Boji Owa, Delta State on Saturday.
According to her, the creation of the department has yielded great successes among which is the organization of camping programmes as it has afforded the teenagers greater opportunities to participate in religious activities instead of indulging in social vices.
Rev. (Mrs.) Celia Aigbe therefore advised the parents to always show sincere love to their teenage children in order to bring out the best in them.
The minister said since teenage age is an age of adventure, the adults especially parents should guide them with love so as to help them harness their potentials and reduce the rate of crime, violence, cultism and other vices.
The camping programme which had â€˜Saved to Serveâ€™ as its theme, featured song ministrations, choreography, drama, Bible studies, and lectures.
In a lecture titled â€˜cultism and occultismâ€™, Bro. T.A.N. Nzerem said the first cult established in 1953 at the University of Ibadan by Wole Soyinka was not a secret cult but an to help fight injustice that was eating deep into the system then.
He said it is unfortunate that cultism of today has become a deadly tool in the hands of some miscreants who use it to intimidate others, noting that violence and intimidation has become the trademark of todayâ€™s cult.
He concluded the lecture by saying that the satisfaction gotten from cultism is like that gotten from alcohol, which makes one do what he or she will regret later.
Bro. Nzerem termed such satisfaction as â€˜temporary madnessâ€™ and therefore warned the participants to shun cultism so that they can enjoy the fullness of Godâ€™s plan for their lives.