This year youth day in Four towns Uyo started with a football match competition which four towns district won. The opening ceremony was done by District Elder Uwem Inyang on Friday morning the 9th of September 2016. To declare the youth convention south east opened, the District Elder read a word in the second book of Paul to the Thessalonians 3:5-6: ”Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of GOD and into the patience of CHRIST" as youth we should allowed to be in the centre of our DECISION by letting Him to be in our hearts, when God's word is in our hearts the victory over our enemies, challenges and difficulties we face in our daily lives will be over”. After the opening ceremony, the youth went on a rally to testify about the new apostolic church in four towns; more than a thousand youth went out for this rally.
On Friday evening, it was Apostle Ekpenyong who conducted the evening programme using a word from 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22: “test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil" As youth you will pass through difficulties and trials but hold the goodness of God in your heart and stay away from what is going on in the world today, stay away from sins; killing, hatred, terrorism and discrimination instead let your heart be graded with the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, if we hold on Him we will surely have VICTORY.
On Saturday morning was the turn of Bishop Ime Udombang; he used the word from the gospel according to Luke 8: 16 Let us shine the light: “No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lamp stand, that those who enter may see the light.” As youths we must let Christ shine in us that is when we will have the VICTORY in Him, the youth should let the glory of God to be manifested in them, they should be the light of the world for others to see and follow our Lord Jesus Christ, if they allowed the light of God to shine on them they will be VICTORIOUS.
On Saturday evening, Apostle Effiong Ekpenyong read a text from Luke 8:14 Let us bear reap fruits: "And the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity." As children of God and the next generation of our church we should bear good fruits through our love for one another, love for our neighbour show love to everyone that come our way and work according to the word of God, if you do this Christ will give you VICTORY in all side. That evening was followed with VICTORY
Concert and award presentation to Apostle Opuyak Uwah (rdt) award of selfless service to god and humanity.
Sunday Divine Service; Conducted by Apostle Effiong Ekpenyong, Victory is sure for those who have in God: text: 1Samuel 17:42+45; "And when the philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, ruddy and good-looking...The David said to the philistine, you come to me with aa sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defiled!" All the challenges you face today are the Philistine in your life but if you hold unto God and His words you will surely be VICTORIOUS irrespective of your age or your physical appearance. Bishop Ime Udombang also serves along he said David trusted in God and hold unto God's name even when was not a trained soldier but God use him to defeat the Philistines so as youth if you have the word God in you you will surely be victorious, Priest Ofonimeh James also serve along in his sermon he said that we will defeat our Philistines (enemies) as David did through the word of our mouth (testimonies) David defeated his enemies he testify his faith in the God Israel, our heavenly father will make you Victorious. Priest Ikkake Willi also serve along, in his word he said even though David was a bush boy he never knew any technique in fighting, the presence of God always dwell with him, he never live a worldly life, he gave himself to God and God use him even when his brothers and elders of Israel dismayed him God never disappointed him and at the end David was victorious, in our life today if we are focus in the word of God through His Son Jesus Christ we will have VICTORY IN HIM.
Surely there is VICTORY WITH CHRIST; this was the climax of this year Youth summit under Apostle Effiong Ekpenyong working area in Uyo the Akwa Ibom State capital, Nigeria... We want to thank our heavenly Father for the grace and His protection for a successful youth summit 2016...