Music In Perspective

Should Christians listen to secular music?

Is there any pattern of music that God accept?

Is there anything like secular beat?

To get answers to this questions and many more

Join us on YOUNFLIFE Forum this Saturday

As we discuss music in PERSPECTIVE with Uncle Steven YM Twan on Whatsapp.

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Meet our Guest

unclesteveStephen YM Twan a staff of Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS) since 2007 has served as Training Secretary in Kaduna, Borno, Kogi, Abuja and currently serving as Yobe Area secretary that covers Bauchi, Borno and Yobe state. He is married to Charity with the blessing of a Son.

Stephen is a preacher teacher of the gospel, a poet and as well gospel song writer and Singer at both local and international levels to Gods glory. Some of his music Albums includes:-“Rejoice FCS”, “Why stand Akimbo”, “I love Jerusalem” and a host of other singles and jingles.

He is daily involved in mobilization and training of leaders as well as discipleship and counselling activities in schools, Campuses and Church youth groups in Nigeria.

Uncle Steve will bring divine inspiration and professionalism to bear to do justice to this topic. Join us.

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MY FIRST KISS – POEM

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MY FIRST KISS – POEM

My innocent heart was already at his mercy,

Yet he did more damage with his searching looks,

Our eyes did meet

At that point my heart he blew away,

For split seconds I stood numb,

Trying to digest his words.

 

Who wouldn’t love Jerome?

I am a lady not given to men,

But he struck a special chord,

My heart is filled with fantasied junk,

But never a man with this much charm.

 

Nature didn’t help matters either,

The moon and stars were in full bloom,

Making it the perfect love scene,

In shyness slowly I bowed my head,

He didn’t hesitate to request again…..”KISS ME”

 

MY FIRST KISS would be at the priest’s command,

I’ve always treasured that,

But Jerome has shown me love and care,

How dare I hurt him now?

In fact he just proposed!!

 

As I pressed my tender lips against his,

That was the last I had a choice,

I became conscious of me again,

Only in the pool of mine own blood,

Jerome what have you done?

 

Like the Cupid’s arrow came his words,

Against my fragile soul,

“I have done nothing, we only had fun”

He chuckled and clapped his hands,

We were not alone, out came his friends

Singing praises of him!!

 

As they made to go he said to me

“Keep the ring if you so please”,

With a heroic smile he pointed to my stomach,

“Make sure you name him Val”!!

I couldn’t say a word as hot tears caressed my checks!!

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By Omajali Joshua

MY FIRST KISS

kiss“You say you love the rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines. You say you love the wind, but you close your windows when it blows. That’s why I’m afraid to say  I love you”.

This was a message that cut my attention as I glanced through my mails that morning. Frank who has been having a crush on me right from high school sent me this mail after making several fruitless advances towards getting my attention. All the while I’ve pretended not to like him because I used to be a decent girl while growing up. I wouldn’t want to fail neither my parents who have confidence in me, nor my pastor who always looked at me as a model sweet sixteen among the teens.

It was on a valentine day just after Frank and I got admission into same university. It was not a coincidence in Frank’s part rather it was another great opportunity for him to win my uncompromising heart. After reading the mail, I was down thinking, though never had intention of hooking up with any guy till my third year, because I wanted to face my studies squarely and hooking up could be a lot of distractions.

Still pondering on the mail, my phone rang. It was frank. He asked if I could come on a date with him that night at a guest house close to my school. At first I didn’t like the idea, but I gave it a second thought considering the fact that Frank has been someone I had admired secretly. I gave a positive response to it.

After that night we got talking and later he demanded for just a kiss – my first kiss – after much thought I gave him. He then asked for something that I have treasured all this while – My Virginity. But I resisted. This persisted until after three attempts. But after his third attempt, I was scared of losing him totally. Lacking idea of what next to do, wanting to keep him but avoiding to yield to his request, I was then found at a cross road of either to lose him or to comprise my stands. Obviously he wasn’t getting a very clear “NO” from me. Then he knew I could submit after further persuasions. Having read really wide on how to escape the consequences of sex and STDs, my logistics were decent and my level of desire was raised high. I resolved to give him a chance, with full confidence that I can avoid the dangers of pre-marital sex. I removed the umbrella while in the rain to show my love to the rain, I stayed under the scorching heat of the sun to make the sunshine happy. I opened my windows not minding the wind. But alas, my dead weight could not bear the force of the wind. The wind neglected my outward beauty, prestige, friend… It attacked my spirit, soul and body.

Little did I know that the contraceptive that Frank used failed. I got pregnant and we decided to abort it. We went to a far place in order to protect my integrity. On our way to the hospital we fell into the hand of the arm robbers. All attempts made to heed to toes was met with two bullets from their Ak47 separating my epithelial tissue down to the sebaceous gland before reaching out for my femur. The next thing, I saw myself in the hospital with a device hung for administering fluid into my veins. Mum was right beside me with a facial expression of a depressed and disappointed poor woman.

Ouch! My life was blown away from God’s presence, and my soul was given to the devil. My spirit was no longer sensitive to His voice. I was driven out of His tent, my soul was disturbed. I tried to put myself together, got back on my feet and move on with my life, but the ground was slippery. Despite the sunshine, my days are dark and cold. Walking during daylight does not stop me from stumbling. I could not attain the best of my academics because understanding becomes rare to me. Oh just because of *My First Kiss!*

First kiss is the beginning of some people’s joy if it is done at the right and God’s own time but mine opens door for trauma. My pain is like a rain falling in stream of tears. Had I known I wouldn’t have submitted to him, my dreams, ambition, talent, vision, purpose was aborted in the twinkle of an eye. May be, if I come to this world again I may achieve my aim.

Young lady! Did I just hear you saying your own story can never be as worst as this? It may interest you to know that each steps you take towards compromising your moral stands is a gradual process to a similar life as the girl in this story; an emotional ‘shatteredness’ and destiny wretchedness. Don’t you think it will be wise to watch your steps? You’re your eyes. Remember life is a seed. Whatever foundation you lay now must reflect in whatever building we see tomorrow. So be wise!

By Odesola Taiwo

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Changing The World Via “Social Entrepreneurship” – Meet Our Guest

20141218_144743Gbenga Isaac Oni is a Social entrepreneur and a development worker dedicated to integral development work and community engagement for social justice and sustainable development. He supports peace projects resulting in wealth creation, service delivery and poverty reduction. As a budding development Economist he promotes small businesses and sound policy as a tool for economic development & peace building.

He has over 2 decade volunteering experience, and 7 years of professional experience including long-term positions in development project design and management, agriculture, community/resource mobilization (raised over 1 million dollar so far), for project in Northern Nigeria.

Trained as an economist and policy expert. He is passionate about unlocking potentials of young adults to address poverty, conflict, and food security across Africa.

Oni Studied Agricultural economics and extension and has certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship and Development Economics and International Development Grade from Lincoln University of Missouri and Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively.

In this symposium, expect to learn and be equipped with all the necessary tools needed as a social entrepreneur to change your world.

He is currently the Country Coordinator, African Network of Youth Policy Expert (AfriNYPE), Mandela Washington Fellow 2016 US-State Department, Generation Change Fellow 2015 United State Institute of Peace (USIP), Democracy Fellow 2011 Yougstars-Nigeria/National Endowment for Democracy-USA and LEAP Alumni 2004

 

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Save the date –  Saturday 4th February, 2017.

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A REAL LOOK AT SEX

Meet Our Guest/Facilitator

img-20161006-wa0006Born and brought up in Borno State, Nigeria. Mathias Zakka is a Medical Doctor with Federal Medical Centre, Janlingo. He was among the fortunate few to be brought up in the way of the lord from childhood.  He is a strong believer and advocate of sexual purity both before and during marriage and his passion is to see both old and young people living a life above any form of sexual sin.

He has been working with children and young people as far back as 1992, serving as a Sunday school teacher, president of Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS), and youth missionary. He attended University of Maiduguri and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Dr Zakka, will be employing his personal and professional experience and divine inspiration to deal with the issue of sex from both medical and spiritual perspective. Please stay tune and don’t miss out.

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Meet our Guest for this Week

making-decision“Young Life Forum” is an online Symposium organised by FCS aid4Life to discuss some critical issues that affect the lives of young people with the aim of responding holistically to people’s need.

This week we have been discussing “Making Right Decision in 2017” and we will be rounding it up with the symposium proper on Saturday, 14th  January, 2017, by 4:30PM. Our guess will be Ojele Ademu.

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Ojale ademu is the president of Full Option Impacts, a UK based charity organization committed to helping individuals and organizations realize their dreams and become the best through leadership development, capacity building and life coaching.

He is an astute leadership developer, itinerant minister, trainer & coach, consultant and transformational speaker per excellence. His principal life’s anchor revolves around value creation for individual and organization.

He has experience from several spiritual leadership positions including the president of Fellowship of Christian students, Kogi State University, President, Nigeria Christian Corpers fellowship; Minister, HarvestHouse Christian centre, where he pastored for ten years. Oj, has been privilege to be involved in ministry as a pastor, missionary, leadership developer/trainer and coach for the last two decades. Oj likes to read and be read and has authored a few books including “The Edge of Leadership” and “The Vessel of Substance”

He is happily married to Inikpi Ademu and they are blessed with two adorable sons

In this online Symposium, Oj, will bring to play, divine inspiration and many years’ experience of making personal and organizational decisions to help you understand how to make positive decisions that will change your life forever.

Do not miss out and invite your friends as well.

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My Humble Summation as we Witness Another Christmas

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Throwback to some years ago, I always looked forward for Christmas seasons, reasons been that, I saw it as times where I get to eat plenty “good food” & meat, wear “Christmas clothes”, see relatives I haven’t seen in a while, embarked on various visits, travels, adventures & journeys. I also realized that people were unusually generous during the season, so I get quite a good sum of freebies then. Hence Christmas was always what keeping my eyes on the road for.

Today as I grow older, I see people with many motives, intentions & reasons for Christmas. Just like poor me, most of their rationale are good but are not the reason for the season.
I watched people caught in the mist of activities, the glamour, celebration without the Celebrant in the picture. Shame.

Long story cut short, my humble summation as we witness another Christmas period, I will encourage us to:
1. Look beyond activities and see The reason for the season. (JESUS)
2. See this period as an opportunity to reflect Christ. (What Will Jesus Do WWJD).
3. Not just share gifts with friends and love ones but to give them the ultimate Gift of salvation (Jesus)
4. Make our world better; Add JESUS….

Merry Christmas.

Sam Peters.

I Stand For Right To Salvation Through Faith In Christ

According to Salvation Army, “Human rights are an inherent, inalienable and universal right of all citizens of the world.

They are inherent in the sense that these rights are the birthright of all human beings. People should enjoy these rights simply by reason of their humanity. They do not have to be granted or bestowed by another party for them to be enjoyed.

They are inalienable in that people cannot agree to give them up or have them taken away from them.

They are universal because they do not apply to one group but to all persons, regardless of their nationality, status, sex, race or religion.”

These basic rights are outlined in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  

The Article 18 of the rights says

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance”

But one of the rights that have been denied of many people in this world is the right to salvation through faith in Christ. Presently there are over 50 countries where Christian are been persecuted. There are over 10 countries where it is completely illegal to be a Christian.

It has been estimated that more Christians were martyred in the 20th and 21st Century than in the previous 1,900 years combined. There were more than 26 million documented cases of martyrdom in the 20th and 21st century alone.  More than 200 million Christians in over 60 nations face persecution each day, and it is estimated that over half of these are children.  It is estimated that between 150,000 and 165,000 Christians are martyred each year. For the list of the countries where Christian are been persecuted, visit This Website

United Nations seems to be doing little or nothing about this right of the people that have been taken from them.

Today being 10th December 10, 2016, is Human Rights Day. As we pray for the persecuted Christians all over the world, let’s join our voices with them and say NO to PERSECUTION of Christians. It is their Human Right.

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ESTRANGEMENT FROM GOD; THE SOURCE OF WORLD PROBLEM

Because the prodigal left his father’s home he got reduced to the utmost infamy and wretchedness. Moral separation from God is ruin. Cut the branch from the root and it withers; the river from its source, and it dries up; the planet from the sun, and it rushes into ruin.

Nothing will remove the evils under which society is groaning but a return unto God. Legislation, commerce, science, literature, art, none of these will help it much so long as it continues away from Him.

Before You Go Down The Road, Hear This!

By Odesola Taiwo

There is always an imaginary road which everyone follows in life. It is obvious that, at every stage of life, we find ourselves at a crossroad! A junction between making decisions. And each times, the kind of decision made, determines the road we followed, the road we followed, determines the kind of attitudes we put on, our kind of attitudes determines our character, our character determines our destiny, the later which reveals the end of our life. So, it is very crucial to watch the roads we follow…

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WHAT ARE THESE ROADS?

At every stage we get to decide for ourselves as we grow up;

  • The kind of fashion we go with
  • The kind of friends we choose.
  • The kind of career we go for.
  • You choose whether to take alcohol or not.
  • You choose to smoke or not
  • You choose whether to have a boyfriend/girlfriend or not.
  • You choose whether to have sex with your boy/girlfriend or not.
  • To indulge in exam malpractices or not.

These Roads May Seem Right or Wrong

All these roads have attractions, so convincing and alluring. You always want to explore, everyone is going down that Lain, your friends are doing it, it has become a norm. In all these temptations and anxieties, always remember that, there is a way that seems man right to a man but the end thereof is destruction.

I don’t mean that you are not matured enough to decide. But just for the sake of your future which is certainly unknown to any man. “The eyes has not seen, the ears has not heard, neither has it come to the knowledge of any man, what the lord is set to do with your life”.

You need to look beyond your own carnal eyes and look through the eyes of the lord, because he knows the end from the beginning. “I know you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born, I set you apart says the lord. Eph.5:10 says, carefully determines what pleases the lord for your own personal life and that will guide you in decision making.

THE ROAD SHOULDN’T YOU GO?

Do not go down the road of the immoral…the sexually per versed, the mockers of Christian faith. 1 Cor 5:11. “Now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral. Do not even eat with such people.

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GO DOWN?

You should not go because it will end your life in shambles. The plan of God for your life will be obstructed. The road leads to eternal destruction so don’t go down that road.