The Praying Band of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church is in the Grade ‘A’ in the Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, having been one of the early churches in the sect.
The Praying Band is even listed as No. 3 in the hierarchy of the Unification Church of Nigeria and the church is reputed to be a formidable, no-nonsense Christian community wherever they found themselves in any part of the world.
Same attitude could be seen in the youths of the church in areas of the Ministry of Jesus Christ especially when it comes to seeking heaven-bound members. This the Youth Fellowship of the Praying Band of C&S Church had been doing in the last 20 years.
The Fellowship has grown in leaps and bounds and has contributed tremendously to the growth and development of the youth and the church in general.
To mark the 20th year anniversary of the Fellowship, a press conference was called recently at the No. 1, Akintan Street, LUTH Access Road, Mushin, Lagos State headquarters of the church, last Monday.
Vice chairman of the convention, Bro. Victor Ogunleye, while thanking God for what he done for the church and the Fellowship, said the 20th anniversary was a milestone for the church and the Fellowship, “in aligning our thoughts and activities for the convention.
“We want to take the entire c&s church to where it belong and that is the top, not just at the top, but to continue to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
According to him this press conference commenced activities for the week-programme.
Other activities include, Visitation to orphanage home, meeting with the Supreme Head of church, His Grace baba Aladura Eneogwe and his lieutenants. Ogunleye said that these activities would foster more unity between the elders and the youth.
Unveiling of signage billboard at prayer ground at Ilara, Ogijo, Ogunleye said it would be done with the support of our
fathers and some dignitaries.
The 20th convention will be officially opened, on Thursday, at the Praying Band Prayer Ground, Ilara, Ogijo in Ogun State, alongside an open air crusade,
“We will also be having carrier programmes, lectures and relationship discussion, impartation / overcomers service.
The theme the 20th convention is Dew of Heaven (Iri Orun).
Also speaking at the press conference is the national youth leader, Bro. Afolabi Olaoke, said the advent of the youth Wing of C&S Unification Church of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter, led to the need for the formation of Youth Fellowship of the Praying Band of C&S Church and it led to the formation of the headquarters which brought about a prayer group constituted by Bro. Emmanuel Ajayi, Sis. Lolade Abikoye, Bro. Femi Fowe who usually stay behind to pray for the church after service on Sunday.
However, the fellowship held her first youth camp in 2002 at ogijo on Ogun State, the first camp chairman was Bro. Gabriel Shobowale.
On the State of the Praying Band Youth Fellowship leader implored the Federal Government to resolving the make the ASUU strike a top priority by reaching a compromise with the academic staff Union of universities so that public universities are re-opened this month of August.
Moreover, Bro. Olaoke made a clarion call to other youths in the nation to be politically-involved in the affairs of the country. He urged youths to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and come out massively to vote the candidate of their choice.
Bro. Afolabi, enjoined members of the Youth Fellowship to celebrate this milestone with the great vision to rebuild, “Youth are change makers and builders in every settings and associations, hence let us strive to make that positive change and impact in our families, churches and the nation at large, he said”
Other stakeholders at the event are; Bro. Akapo Thomas, Deputy Youth leader, Bro. Oke Ahisu, treasurer, Bro. Abraham Kusa, PRO and Bro. Muyiwa Odedina, Chairman Youth Fellowship of the Lagos State chapter of C&S Unification Church of Nigeria.