Robinson tells clergy children to uphold God’s word as conference ends
The Diocesan Bishop of Lafia Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Godwin Adeyi RobinsonV has admonished clergy children to arise and cross their Jordan, saying they should hold on to the word of God, which should serve as their mirror. He described God’s word as a mirror that gives instant result and a corrective weapon for life.
Robinson, who spoke at the 13th Bible Study Conference organised for Anglican clergy children of the Diocese held recently, at the Holy Trinity Church, Masaka, tasked the children to keep soaring high and to ensure that they succeed no matter the challenges.
Taking his text from Joshua 1:1-3, the Bishop charged the congregation to support the ministry of the clergy and their children, while blessing the entire congregation.
Explaining the purpose of the conference, the cleric said: “The idea was to bring the children together, inculcate virtues that would sustain the integrity of the home, make the children incline to the mission, and occupy them with passion for the gospel that will make them go beyond their fathers’ attainment.”
He admonished the children never to allow challenges, be it economic, political or even satanic to limit them from soaring higher in the mission and attaining greater heights both in the ministry and in their secular lives.
In his contribution, the President of the Clergy Children Fellowship, Brother Femi Oluboba, said the mission was to raise young people from the clergy homes to take over the mandate and also to instill values in their lives in order to eliminate the old time myth that clergy’s children are wayward.
He added: “This Fellowship tends to address and strengthen the integrity of the clergy. The conference used to be organised nationally in the past, but later reduced to Diocesan level.”
• Rev. Isaac Onwusongaonye is the Diocesan Media Director