Most Rev. Godwin Okpala, the Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Nnewi has called on the youth to use every opportunity to demonstrate their true nature as Christians by living exemplary lifestyles.
Okpala gave the advise on Sunday in Nnewi while inaugurating new leadership of the Anglican Youth Fellowship (AYF) of the Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger.
He also used the occasion to inaugurate patrons and patronesses of the province to be led by a Lay Reader, Mr Moses Akam.
The Bishop said those willing to serve God must do it in spirit and in truth, warning that nobody can serve God genuinely by mere ritual of going to church.
“Thee is a lot of danger in serving God carnally by going to Church without spirituality; as youths you cannot do much without Jesus Christ,” he said.
Okpala called on the AYF to be champions of Evangelism in order to win souls for Jesus Christ.
In his speech, the new AYF leader, Akam, enjoined his members to be true ambassadors of Jesus Christ by being exemplary in their words and actions.
Some of the members of the new AYF patrons and patronesses include Dr Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor of Anambra, Dame Virgy Etiaba, a former deputy governor of Anambra and Mr Chinedu Onwuasor, member representing Awka North and South Federal Constituency.
Others are Chief Humphrey Ngonadi, Mr Isaac Ezeofor, Mr Emma Ezenwaji and Mr Somtochukwu Udeze, member representing Ogbaru Federal Constituency, Anambra.