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Speakers at youth conference charge youths on exploring potentials


RCCG Region 19 Youth Evangelist, Pastor Harrison Oluwaka (left); Executive Director, John Maxwell Global Youth Initiative Team, Mrs. Olatokunbo Ige; wife of the Pastor-in-Charge of Region19, RCCG Dominion Sanctuary, Pastor Helen Oyitso; Pastor-in-Charge of Region19, Brown Oyitso; and member, John Maxwell Team, Mr. Olusoji Oyawoye, during the youth conference by RCCG Region 19 Young Adults and Youth Affairs, in Lagos…on Saturday.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Dominion Sanctuary, Region 19, ACME, Ogba, Lagos, recently organised a youth conference for the youths.

Resource persons at the conference tagged: “Emerge in Life” include Pastor-in-Charge of Region 19, Pastor Brown Oyitso, Executive Director, John Maxwell Global Youth Initiative Team, Mrs. Olatokunbo Ige, a member of the Team, Mr. Olusoji Oyawoye, Managing Director, ARM Financial Advisors, Mrs. Henrietta Bankole-Olusina, Country Director, ANDELA, Mrs. Omowale David-Ashiru and Chief Executive Officer, Wilson’s Juice Company, Mr. Seyi Abolaji, who admonished the youth to do self-appraisal by concentrating on that aspect of their life where they have comparative advantage.

Oyitso, who doubles as Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Missions of the RCCG, noted that the theme of the conference could not have been more appropriate considering the current socio-economic situation of the country and its implication on the future of young adults and youth who appear to have been relegated to the background across every facet of the society and nation at large.

He said: “The programme offers immense opportunity for a new vision and a fresh start to anyone who has been hiding from the shame of past failures, relegated to the background and limited by their immediate circumstances and environment.”

He listed factors youth must consider to emerge into greatness to include connection with God Almighty the creator, having a sense of purpose in life, being goal-oriented, having positive mindset and habits, being well informed and time-conscious, praying without ceasing as well as rendering thanksgiving to God always.

Corroborating Oyitso’s views, Ige a foremost expert in the area of personal development for transformational leadership, urged the youth to discover their purpose and potential through self-awareness, character, skills, relationships and spiritually.

Also, Oyawoye, while urging the youth to make a difference, noted that what one becomes in life is a matter of choice.

“Choice is a gift, a gift you give yourself. We all start life with no choices but as we grow, what we get out of life is the result of the choices we made,” he said.

David-Ashiru, who was represented by Femi Sojebi harped on emerging technologies and the need to sustain relevance in the digital world, while Abolaji who is a co-founder of Wilson’s Juice Company urged the youth to embrace entrepreneurship as white collar jobs are becoming elusive.

Bankole-Olusina called on youth to seize emerging opportunities and strive to adapt to new demands.

Explaining further the essence of the programme, Chairman Planning Committee, Pastor Osato Noah said it was informed by the desire to provide a platform to inspire, galvanise and mobilise the youth against any form of hindrances and limitations to their aspirations.

He said: “As the maiden edition, it is expected to be a platform that will result to a paradigm shift for a new brand of political and opinion leaders for the nation and righteous mindset in the church.”

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