Theme: Vessels for Kingdom Exploits'
Venue: Bethany Resort, Klm 21, Yandev-Gboko-Aliade Rd, Gboko, Benue State.
The youth age is the most productive segment of anyone's life. It is the time for the foundation of enduring legacies to be laid. It is the time eternal choices are made. When God chooses to use a man, He sets about securing his attention in his youth. It is actually good that a man should bear the yoke in his youth. Yet, many young people waste their prime years, saying "I am still young'. They claim that their youthfulness is for playing and thinking their older years is when to get serious. What a deception!
Last year the Lord declared to us in the National Students' Congress: that 'Your set time for exploits' is here and this year, He has come with such an urgency saying, "Say not that I am a child". This is a wake up call for you. Your innate potential must be ignited. You must be released to run now that you are strong. Your battles are fierce and this is because heaven holds a sceptre out to you as it was to Esther, another youth of your calibre. It is time for the Lord to do a new thing on the face of the earth and you have a critical space in this.
I urge you to report at His feet for this crucial congress. This is the morning of your life. Engage the 'dew' of your years, after now it will only be a 'residue'. And what serious thing can anyone do with 'residues'? One of the things that can make you fail to do exploits, as a youth, is how you see yourself. How do you see yourself, as a youth? The burden of this year's meeting is to enable you to see yourself as God sees you. God has been our provider, so come! Registration, accommodation and feeding are free as the Lord provides. Bring your Bible, notebook and beddings and sit at the feet of the Lord, for your transformation.
Last year the Lord used several of His servants to speak to us on “I will make you a new sharp threshing instrument”. He showed us how to keep our cutting edge sharp for the work of the ministry. For when the axe head is dull more strength will be needed for little result, we prayed intensely trusting Him for greater effectiveness as we re-committed ourselves unto Him.
This year by God’s grace the meeting will hold again. I am therefore using this opportunity to invite to participate in this year’s retreat. Please kindly plan to come with your wife where possible since God has made her your partner in life and ministry. The CLEREC is organized to address issues of life, matrimony and ministry. The minister’s home is a regular feature during the programme and we deal with several issues on the home of God’s servants.
You may wish to call any of these numbers: 08036133629, 08037139774 for further clarification. Please indicate your coming by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 20th April, 2017. We pray that the good Lord will make a space for you to come. Waiting to receive you into His presence. Trusting God for another time of refreshing together in His presence.