Workers in Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, have been advised to live righteously, in order to enjoy God’s blessings.
This advice was given by a cleric-cum staff of the College, Mr. Paul Adebayo, while delivering a short sermon at the June edition of the College monthly – organised prayer meeting held on Thursday June 1, 2017 in the institution.
While stressing the need for people to show appreciation to God regularly through thanksgiving for sparing their lives to witness the beginning of the first six months in the year 2017, Adebayo said this was necessary in order to receive additional blessings, favour and protection from the Almighty God.
He cited some passages from the Holy Bible in Isaiah 41v10 and Mathew 11v28 to buttress his points and urged the congregation to have absolutes faith in God, and commit their lives unto His hands, as they begin the journey of the second half of the year.
His words: “We are already in the sixth month of the year 2017. The year is fast rolling away, so we need to believe the word of God, because God is faithfull to His promises,” he stated.
While advising staff and students of the College to shun sin by living a holy life, the preacher said through such decision, they would be able to enjoy abundant grace from God.
Also in his short admonition, a member of the College Pastoral Team, Mr. Johnson Oluremi Falade, stressed the importance of the month of June and urged members of the College community to remain faithful with God, saying doing so would enable them experience Angelic visitation similarly to what was experienced by Mary the Mother of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible.
In a remark by the Deputy Provost, Dr. Samuel Akintunde who represented the Provost of the College, Prof. Joseph Olukoya Ogen, commended members of the College Pastoral Team and staff of the institution, for participating in the exercise.
He explained that the monthly spiritual gathering was introduced for the purpose of seeking God’s face for protection, progress, peace and advancement of the College, staff and students.
Acknowledging the mercy of God in the institution, since the beginning of the year Dr. Akintunde urged staff and students not to relent in their prayer for the growth and advancement of the College.
The event held at the College Quadrangle featured bible reading, song renditions as well as prayer for peace, unity, progress and upliftment of the College.
It was attended by some of the Principal Officers of the institution including the Deputy Provost, Dr. Samuel Akintunde; Acting Registrar, Mrs. Olufisayo Fakorede; Acting Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi.
Also in attendance were Deputy Registrars, Deans and Directors, Heads of Departments and Unit including Head, Information and Public Relations Unit, Mr. Moses Akinfolarin, staff and students among others.