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|American Missionary Challenges ACFI Youths|
|Published on July 29, 2010||Email To Friend Print Version
An American Missionary Dan Hostler has challenged the youth of the African Christians Fellowship International (ACFI), to be focused and emulate Christian virtues that will enable them to take control of the Church in the future.
Mr. Hostler made the assertion last Saturday at the Ocean View Chapel headquarters of the ACFI, when he served as chief launcher of a scholarship program launched by the youth department of the Chapel.
He emphasized that the youth are the custodians of the future and the only way they can meaningfully contribute to the development and growth of the church is to make good choices in the decision they make with perseverance and determination.
Earlier, the senior pastor of the church Rev. Sam Bobby Clinton, who gave the exhortation, spoke on the theme “Determination With Faith: Success Is Sure”.
Rev. Clinton reminded the youth to be aware that whatsoever one does, there will be criticism by others, saying people will always complaint no matter the case.
He urged the youth to be service oriented in their days something which pleases the Almighty God, and made reference to the story of Ruth and Naomi as well as Nehemiah, who sought the indulgence of the king to allow him return and contribute towards the reconstruction of the fallen walls of Jerusalem.
Rev. Clinton assured the youth that once they are determined and have strong faith in the Lord, any development initiative that will bring glory to God will definitely prosper and nothing absolutely can stop such venture.
Also speaking during the scholarship fund drive, the founder and president of the ACFI Bishop T. Edward Kofi recounted some of the difficult challenges faced by the youth in soliciting support to alleviate some of the constrains confronting them.
Bishop Kofi said having realized the eager desire by the youth to embark on self-help initiatives in order to assist some of their colleagues who lack the capacity financially in search of education, the Kofi's Family sees this as innovative and will support the youth in every way possible through the grace of God.
For his part the president of the youth at Ocean View Chapel, Savice Kofi, said there are more youth in the church and that his dream is for all of them to have the opportunity to pursue education.
Brother Savice Kofi pointed out that the scholarship targets 25 students for possible enrollment at the ocean view Christian Academy (OCA), owned and operated by the ACFI.
He further disclosed that series of communications have been written to several key stakeholders who have expressed their willingness to support the scholarship program.