Fiwasaye Girls’ Chapel of Resurrection celebrates anniversary
By Afe Folasade
Christians have been urged not to be lukewarm in the practice of their religion, but to be the doers of the word because complete religion brings faith.”
This admonition was given by venerable Nelson Fadoju during the 2019 Chapel Choir, Merit Awards and Love Feast Anniversary of the Chapel of Resurrection located at Fiwasaye Girls’ Grammar School, Akure.
He said christians should be able to know where they belong to in Christ. ” Don’t be lukewarm Christians, emulate the fathers of faith and don’t follow the 11th commandments which says do what pleases you”.
He encouraged christians to do good always because there is reward for everything one does on earth. “We have to follow the faith of our fathers. Abraham proved his faith by his fast response to God’s call. Abraham obeyed first, he did not complain before obeying and the Lord provided an alternative. Noah, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and the widow of Zarephat obeyed God.
The story of the prodigal son can be likened to God in action. In fact, the father is the Almighty God. God is the God that forgives and punishes sinners that refuse to repent.
The prodigal son who is the last born of the family asked for his own inheritance because of his greed and laziness. He got what he wanted, but later lost it. He requested for the freedom he was not ripe for.
He associated himself with “the world “.
Fadoju told Christians to check themselves as they will all be put on scales, saying as a civil servant, bishop, chorister, pastor, individuals should use their faith in the right way.
Those honoured include the Rt. Rev’d. Abraham Olaoluwa Akinlalu, Ph. D, Justice S.A Akintan, Justice Bola O Fadoju, Chief & Mrs A .B. Olotu & Family, Chief & Olori C.I. Akinluyi, Mrs F.F Ige, Mrs Victoria O Borokini and the 1984/1990 FOGA set.
Responding on the awards, the Bishop of Oke Osun Anglican Diocese said he appreciated the organizer of the event saying the award is not based on money but on the activities of the awardees in the church. He therefore called on people to emulate the saying that money is not everything.
Also, Mrs Yetunde Oyewole who is the General Secretary to 1984/90 FOGA set, said they were given the awards because they came back to their source for a re union in 2018 and since then, they have been reaping the dividends. She advised the old and the current students to always remember their source not because of award but because of the blessing attached to it. She noted that “after the re -union, “one of us that have been waiting upon the Lord for the fruit of the womb gave birth. likewise, one of us that had been waiting on God for marriage got married .
FOGA 84/90 set that were present include, Mrs Olayinka Samuel — President; Mrs Yetunde Oyewole, Secretary; Mrs Suleiman Adeyinka, Mrs Yetunde Olotu, Mrs Nancy Ojo, Mrs Christy Ajayi.
The theme for this year’s anniversary is The Faith of our Fathers, Faith of Wisdom, faith that behaves and the story of the prodigal son.