Hello fellow youths walking in God’s purpose for their lives!
Hope your week’s going great?
Well, I have an Awakening youths seminar to attend to today but here’s me making good on my promise to indeed kick off the awakening youths category of the blog again and for today, I will just be giving details on the last seminar we had.
I mentioned in this post about the corper I met at camp who agreed to be involved in my project, so I called him up and he graciously agreed to comeÂ to Ado (he isn’t serving in Ado), to take the session on skills acquisition and on academic and career aspirations. (he ended up doing more of the skill acquisition and it was awesome)
So, I had made plans with the school VP to hold the seminar at the school for about 3weeks running and each time one thing or the other overrides the plans.
First a public holiday, then midterm and then the students attending mosque on fridays.
Now, I only got wind of the fact that the school is a Muslim school on the day I had set for the seminar to finally hold.
I thank God for not letting me know that it was a Muslim school before hand because I am not certain as to whether I would have gone there if I had known before hand.
Immediately I was told that it’s a Muslim school, I started battling with inner conflict in me.
Do I open up with prayer like I do in other schools or not?
Do I still speak on purpose wrapped in with God like I am supposed to?
Up until the moment I started speaking, I didn’t have an answer to that but then the words just flowed out of my mouth.
First the opening prayer committing everything to God, then my session on speaking to the girls on purpose and living forth their lives in God and for God.
I don’t bother with notes when I speak because God mostly puts the words in my mouth there and then and as they flowed, I spoke. And it was actually okay!
We had Christian students in the school still and I tried to explain to the Muslim students the Bible passages I had to use in speaking to them.
Nobody cut off my head. Now imagine if I had denied my faith/hid it under a bushel just because of fear?
I pray for grace to not cover up the message God gives me… never ever.
Then we had the next skill acquisition session which my friend David Adeyemi spoke on and taught the kids how to make liquid soap.(more on David on his youth speak interview coming up next week)
He taught me too oh, because I sat in and learnt, in between organizing the students.
Btw, the corpers that teach in schools are trying oh. Getting the students organized was “WAR”.
I thank God for the members of the press club who acted the drama for the seminar.
They trekked with me from class to class to make announcement and round up the girls.
It took about an hour for David to finish his session and when he was done, we shared the soap to the students(and I took some to shareformy neighbours too and also to show to a friend that all it takes is intiative, don’t sit down and be waiting for a job).
You need to see the “rush rush” but here is where my fulfillment comes from.
Actually, when I am on runs for seminars at the schools, whether I am trekking miles and sweating buckets, I feel joy in my soul. (It’s weird right? But not so weird, fulfilling purpose does that to you. No monetary compensation can give you that rest in your soul that you are doing what pleases God. But I am digressing)
We finally had to go home with sounds of “Aunty thank you for coming” and as usual, my only prayer is that “Lord, let the seeds we’ve sown grow to become strong trees in the hearts of these young girls in Jesus name, amen”
I had an idea to have a whatsapp group to keep in touch with the students I meet and mentor them and I am working on that.
But basically, my work at schools always re-emphasizes the need for me to be done with my second book in the works(details will be shared on monday next week).
My intention is to be able to distribute the book on purpose for free to the students at each school I go to.
Working on having the book out by September – my birthday, so I can also give free copies to some of the students I have their contact details here in Ekiti.
Plans, purposes and pursuits God has set us on…
I believe that you also have some of them in your heart?
My prayer for us all as usual is that we will walk in and fulfil God’s purposes for our lives – not the world’s.
I’ve got to run for today’s seminar.
Till next time on awakening youths,
P.S – Read this post on purpose on Itunu’s blog. The world needs to know this truth.