AIDS and YOU: Nowhere To Go

By Patrick Dixon

Is it Really Worse Than Cancer?

Imagine that you go the doctor because you have been feeling very run down and tired for the last few weeks. He sends you to the clinic where they do one or two tests. Before you know what is happening they have rushed you up to the ward. They do some more tests and everyone runs around looking very worried.

Then the doctor comes in and tells you that you are seriously ill and you will need to have a big operation tomorrow. He says you will be in for at least a week. Two days later you have a very rare form of cancer. It is very advanced and the outlook is terrible.

Your whole world has fallen apart in an instant: all your hopes and dreams for the future have been dashed. It cannot really be true. It is hard to take in: your plans for training, a job, a home of your own, maybe to get married and have children have been crushed.

Your parents are beside each other with worry and grief. What kind of a world is it where children die before their parents? It is like whole natural order has been turned upside down.

No Where to go

Feeling Suicidal

But AIDS can seem worse than any of this. What would you do if you went to give blood and a few days later a letter came asking you to re-attend, and when you got back a man there tell you that your blood has been tested positive for HIV?

Sometimes I asked a class at school this same question and many people tell me that they would commit suicide. They could not face the thought of everyone wondering how they had got it. How could they tell Dad? Could they tell him about using drugs, or having been with many women, or being gay and having sex with lots of other boys and men?

Many people do feel like committing suicide and some actually do, just after finding out about AIDS or an early infection, which is why so much care and support is needed after someone has been told. A friend of mine who is a doctor was shocked one day to wake up in the morning and find that someone had gassed himself with the exhaust. He had discharged himself against advice from the AIDS ward just a few hours previously. He could not face the thought of life with AIDS.

Do not stigmatize or judge HIV positive people, they need your care more. They can live their normal life and fulfill their destiny. Support an AIDS patient today.


By Uncle Philips Babarinde


Many Students are going through their academic pursuit with much difficulty. This is not necessarily because they are not brilliant enough but partly because they are ignorant of certain things that could help them in their studies.

In this paper we shall look at Four Ds of academic success as a way to help student maintain a great academic performance while at the same time growing in the grace of knowing, obeying and serving God.


Divine Mission

Your admission is not a coincidence nor is it by chance. God planned and executed it – thus, you are in school right now by divine ordination, and for a divine mission and assignment. God has a master plan for your life, for which you were born Jer 29:11, Jer 1:5.

Whereas you think you are in school to pursue a certificate, your ultimate purpose however, is to fulfill a divine mission. Living with this sense of divine mission is the key to  everything else that you will be doing – the way you attend to your lectures and assignments, the way you behave, the company you keep, where you go, how you use your time, etc.



“One reason many students perform poorly in school is that they never made up their minds to succeed in the first place” -Aloy Onyeka

Some reasons for poor Academic performance

That feeling that the first year is meant to enjoy the “campus life” Wrong perception of academic freedom

Inferiority complez.Superiority complex, So do away with all forms of complexes

Excelling in your academics requires deliberate and conscious effort.

One thing that will help you to be deliberate about your studies is to have a goal. Set goals for what you want to by the end of your 3, 4, 5 or 6 years in school. Set goal for what you want to achieve every semester and session. Set goal for the grade you want to obtain in every course. Set goal for how to read, attend classes and do your assignments. Set goals for the way you will live on campus in view of your divine mission.



Prov  14: 23; 13:4; 22:29; 10:4 and 6:9 -11

Diligence is a key to success not only in academics but in all areas of life. Diligence simply put is to be hard working or industrious. There is no such thing as cheap success.  God’s favour does not cancel out human responsibilities.  Diligence implies doing the right thing at the right time. It entails effectiveness and efficiency. Diligence is knowing what to avoid and what to do in order to achieve your goals.

Things to avoid

Avoid procrastination: procrastination is the thief of time.

Avoid excessive sleep ( Prov 6: 9 -11).

Avoid unnecessary travelling

Avoid idle discussion

Avoid keeping bad company and involvement in secret cults. ( 1Cor 15:33)

Avoid too many social and spiritual activities

Avoid emotional attachment to the opposite sex

Avoid lack of interest in a course

Avoid developing cold feelings towards a lecturer

Avoid examination malpractices

Things to do

Participate in study group discussions/ tutorials

Seek for help when you don’t understand – from lecturers and mates

Do your assignment and submit at the right time

Use past questions

Write all your test and examinations

Monitor your results and performances: Know how to calculate your GPA and CGPA



The physical is controlled by the spiritual. There is a spiritual dimension to your academics. Neglecting the spiritual has caused many the frustration of their academic pursuit in life. Though God want you to succeed, the devil and his cohorts are not going to fold their arms and see you get there so cheaply. The forces contending against us are stronger than we are. Thus we need God to help us fight them (2Cor 10:3-4; Eph 6:12-13) Therefore, in addition to all that has been said you need to depend on God if you truly want to succeed academically.

Praying unceasingly and prevailingly

Pray for general success.

Pray against all the wiles of the devil.

Pray for wisdom and understanding 9 Dan 1:17 -20; Jam 1:5, 17).

Pray while you are reading (Matt 14:26). Pray for difficult courses (Phil 4:13).

Pray for difficult lecturers. Pray before, during and after your exams.

Maintaining your spiritual disciplines

Participate actively in Fellowship activities.

Do your personal quiet time daily.

Determine to please God all time and in all situations (1 Cor 10:31)

Maintaining your spiritual disciplines

Participate actively in Fellowship activities.

Do your personal quiet time daily.

Determine to please God all time and in all situations (1 Cor 10:31)

Secular Music in the Church

 By Adegoke Adewunmi Oyindamola

I don’t get it, what is Korede Bello doing on the altar of God singing ‘godwin’ (definitely with a small g’)? I mean, it’s really disturbing. Let’s get this straight, whatever is worldly is WORLDLY! The fact that the song has “god” in it doesn’t certify it for believers’ consumption. The word of God says we shouldn’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers. That he sang and put God’s name in it doesn’t mean he got his inspiration from Him or he sang it to glorify Him (God).

It’s a fact that whatever the Lord can give, the devil can also give (which is definitely the counterfeit of what God gives). The Lord cannot give you an inspiration to write a song that glorifies him and still give you  inspiration to write one that glorifies the world…it’s either you ‘re for God or against Him, there’s no sitting on the fence.


I don’t have any problem with Korede Bello (as he has chosen his path), it’s our Pastors and church leaderships I have great issues with! They defile the ALTAR of God in unthinkable ways.. like the above. Kai!!!! This change we are clamoring for must start from/with our churches!

Music in church


This generation is set to root out unfamiliar doctrines in our churches!!! I mean, not everyone is an ‘adult’ in Christ, we definitely  have ‘babies’ who are still been fed with ‘milk’ please leaders stop giving these people ‘contaminated milk’ to feed on, let no believer think it’s ok to buy Korede Bello or whoever’s album because it has a track that refers to God ( the godwin)and when they ask you, you would say: “…ehn I bought it because of that godwin track o, besides my Pastor invited him to our church one time like that to perform the song”

Please let’s not be misled, choose your church, Pastor and ‘Father-in-the-Lord’ VERY WISELY!!! The devil doesn’t steal from you at once, he kills slowly, and he’s very strategic! Don’t let doctrines toss you to and Fro, STAND firm in Christ Jesus!



The Story was told how an Eskimo kills a wolf.

An Eskimo is a member of the very cold northern areas of North America, Russia and Greenland.

He coats his knife blade with blood and let it freeze. Then he adds another coat of blood and then another. As each coat freezes, he adds another smear of blood until the blade is hidden deep within a substantial thickness of frozen blood. Then he buries the Knife-blade up in the frozen tundra.

The wolf catches the scent of fresh blood and begins to lick it. The wolf licks more feverishly until the blade is bare.

Then he keeps on licking harder and harder. Because of the cold, he never notices the pains of the blade on his tongue. It’s cravings for taste of blood is so great that he does not realize its taste has been satisfied by its own blood. It licks the blade till it bleeds to death, swallowing its own life.

This is exactly same way the devil works in us. He gives us a taste of sin, knowing we will crave for more. We go deeper and deeper in satisfying the begging desires. We never notice the blade inside until it is too late. For some, only when they are dying do they come to sudden realization that they have swallowed their own life in sin.

However, God is calling us today;

‘Return, O dying Israel, to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall!’ Hosea 14:1.

God is still willing and waiting to help you out of your self-destruction, it should be clear to you that willful sinners are self-destroyers. But God is reaching out to you saying O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help, (Hos 13:9)”.

Would you love to run to him for help today?  Then Repent of your sins, ask God to forgive you all the act of self-destruction and ask Jesus to save you. Have faith in God, He still loves you that is why you are alive to right this piece today.

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By Odesola Taiwo

Seeing a sexy girl, drew close and tried to observe with an eagle eye searching intently for a precious gold; gold so beautiful and comforting but not easily found. Disappointed as I couldn’t find, then I wonder what attracted me in the first place. Bite my fingers in annoyance as I move close to what looked like is been decorated with this precious gold turning at a glance to be a mirage. What a deception I had fallen for?

Such is the path of a woman who decorates and paints herself with all the expensive and extravagances; like the whole of house of ‘’Tara was built up in her’’ she is well polished with paint from the ten toes and fingers she inherited through the wonderful work of DNA from her parents, to her lips pouted in love shape, the eyelids and cheek resembling that of a carroty. All colours complete and in rhyme out of the colour wheel been taught in fine art.

As if that was not enough, all over the head is a bogus, flamboyant artificial hair extension extending down to her buttocks, she is well informed that the opposite sex are easily attracted by seeing, so she invests all she has to achieve this one goal. Picking up revealing clothes (laying bare her natural endowment which clothes was meant to cover) that which suits her class. Making men fall at her sight. It is surely a mission accomplished. A lady once called this her ministry!

Such is a goal of a woman whose breasts are uncovered! She intentionally shows her cleavages. Fresh and smooth thighs laid bare like meat for the dogs. Her goals to attract men and make herself feel sexy are good but only good for the accomplishment of the assignment of her fathers – the Satan! He has cleverly presented his proposal, well garnished with lies that “this is the trend”, he made them believe that they are not beautiful without exposing themselves. You also chose to sign in for the devil’s proposal since the day you started feeling good about going half naked.

They were ashamed…

Our primitive parents felt ashamed of their nakedness and hid themselves from the presence of God. The story has changed nowadays, when you see youth freely singing the lord’s praise with unholy, deceptive and alluring appearances in His holy house, hiding under the banner of; God looks at the heart and wants us to worship in truth and in Spirit. We fail to admit that our appearances reflect who we are inside. It reflects the state of your hearts.

Oh! I pity the men

We throw men into confusion in church by making them concentrate on our exposed cleavages and thighs instead of the word of God being preached. We forgot that we are doomed if we make any man fall, I really pity women the most. Come to think of it, apart from the feel of ‘’sexy”, what else do you get out of those indecent dresses; probably you don’t know, indecent dresses makes you cheap in the sight of men and the society at large. It Makes them see the irresponsibility in you, makes ungodly men run after you like dogs at the sight of meat, devour that thing beneath your skirt and dispose you like bones. You leave, though empty inside, but still feeling hot! The next guy grabs you, use and dumps. Isn’t it clear enough that the devil is manipulating you to destroy your life? Okay, Can you please sit, using law of diminishing return; calculate the substance that will be left for your husband? And the values indecent dressings have taken away from you? I need you need to go look for common sense. In case you don’t know, indecent dressing will take you to hell if you don’t repent. To be continued…


An old man attended a seminar where a professor was giving a speech about Jesus. When the professor ended his speech, after saying several things to prove that Jesus is not God and that he is not responsible for people’s fortune, he gave room for questions from the audience about the non-existence of Jesus! Sooner, the old man who sat in the audience quickly reached out to his bag, removed an apple, took  a bite and walk his way to the front where the professor was standing; as he approached the professor he asked him loudly, “Do you know the taste of this apple in my mouth?” The professor responded, “I don’t know unless you give me some to taste,” “but why”, the old man asked curiously, “it is because I’m not the one eating it”, the professor responded. The old man now looked into the professor’s eyeball and said “the reason you have said all these things about Jesus is because you have not tasted my Jesus. If you have, you won’t speak in this manner, and since you have not tasted him, I don’t think you have the right to talk about him in the first place”. The professor became mute and dumb founded. And the whole audience rose and applauded the old man.

Friends have you tasted Him? I mean JESUS. Have you really allowed him to take over the lordship of your life? If not, then “Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see — how good this God is. Blessed are you who run to him”. (Psalm 34:8 THE MESSAGE)

What Picture Do You See On Your Camera

By Odesola Taiwo

He was only asked to introduce himself, and then with a head bow, eyes staring intently at his feet and the latter which were shaking in rhyme with an unheard tune, voice breaking in-between the few words been muttered  in front of over  1,000 people sited at the auditorium. “Ehm….ehm… you know, I mean….my name is Calistus Whohem”.,he finally said. Then the young smart lady who was anchoring the youth program had no option but to politely retrieve the device used in enhancing sound from Calistus to save him the further disgrace of falling off the podium.

What do you think happened to him? He possibly couldn’t gather up enough courage to properly introduce himself in the presence of such a great crowed. I guess this scene isn’t too absurd or new to you! You sure might have come in contact with such timid person somehow somewhere; or probably you are in that shoe.

Calistus obviously lack either confidence or he has low self-esteem and poor self-image.

Self – image is not the pictures of yourself posing at the camera of your phone or a digital camera. It is the picture of the image formed in the natural camera of the mind. Simply put; it is how you see yourself on the inside. What you think about your present abilities, and your future capacities. Your self-image is the major determine how you present yourself before others. You can’t look good enough on the outside if you can’t feel good enough from the inside.

Confidence is knowing and believing in what God says you are.  This does not in any way connote been full of pride, not at all, but being able to boldly come up and present you expressly.

Low-self-esteem is seeing a poor image of oneself, rating oneself so low, not thinking good of you. It kills more than death, it reduces the confidence of an individual to a minus zero level. Some fake confidence or hid under the banner of “I am a quiet person’’. They wouldn’t attempt a thing even when it seems like their life revolves around it. They are always separated from people who according to them are more “classic”.

Low-self-esteem imprints a sense of insecurity that brings about suspicion. You feel like everyone is talking about you even when no one makes an “oh’’ with a little rounded mouth. It feels good to walk among the crowd, when no one will notice you and becomes a disaster when you take a few steps alone, it would seem as if the ground should open up and swallow you, you can’t help it but to fall at every steps taken. You tell some silent lies to yourself that you are not good at it, others are better; you are not up to the task. It might even be a skill as little as learning how to use the recorder!

To further throw more light into some attributes of the low-self-esteems, they not only look down on themselves, they don’t appreciate others who do it well. Some build fences of pride around themselves, the bottom line is that they want to be noticed by force, so aggression comes in. people of low self-esteem only motion in life with no direction, they don’t know what they are good at so they keep on attempting and quitting, they follow the crowd but when they are alone, they quit, for better illustration, they are like a reed easily blown away by wind. Firmness is not included in their anthem.


A little bending, another ditch, a rough cross, distorted and unreal image! These are been created in the natural camera of the mind, these are what they see whenever they look inwards, into their identities, their journeys. Regardless of their gender/ages, there are no differences.

If she happens to be a female child, she spends the greatest part of her life in search of a man to cling to and draws him to filling up the ditches, straighten up the bends and correct her image for her. Underneath the mascara and foundations is a young girl crying to the man to bring an external light which will reveal her true identity. She becomes so thirsty for love that she rushes into what seems to be love, half-naked and ill prepared. She always loves too quickly, hold too tightly and more often than not, loose too quickly, the one she had aspired to grasp. She prepares her body in exchange for her mind, she garnishes herself to be served as a meat for the hungry man who takes advantage of her without any regret, eats and disposes away. Loose woman!

If it were to be a male child, he give in to alcoholism, drug abuse and touts display, doing all of these to disregard his emptiness. But unfortunately, it is like hammering an open wound.


The timid young man/woman today were once confident, the loose woman that walks the street was once chaste, bend roads were once straight, distorted images were once real. What then happened?

In a twinkle of an eye, moving from pampers to puberty. So much have been imprinted! Experts revealed that the most crucial years of a child if from the lower ages, you can make or mar a child at this tender age. Unintended damages, cracks, molestations, abuses, bruises, wrapped up innocently in words or actions deposited subsequently as the switch that brings daylight turns off and on throughout the years of a child’s development, have been piled up to make this distorted images we see today!

You see, when a child gets abuses, his/her self-image gets blur day by day and the final result is a distorted image seen in low self-esteems. I quiet understand that “ did has been done” but something can still be done to break loose this shell of low-self-esteem which has encaged you for long.

I wish that you follow on the ride to revealing the solution that follows in the few lines ahead.

Look deeper beyond the faults: those with high-self-esteem, those who have confident and those who appreciate themselves didn’t take easy ride to achieve that, it took them long process of hard work! Spanning from looking deep into oneself and seeing the actual image being formed (I mean whatever it is you see, whatever mess you think your life is.) accept your status as it is, get to know your weaknesses and strengths, for instance, I———– (fill in your first name), am a fat person, or you’d prefer to use ‘fabulous’, or a slim/lepa or skinny. I am tall/short, dark/fair. That step is needed for us to be able to recognize and accept our physique, appreciate your physique, it is a blessing.

Identify your weaknesses:  The second step is to examine your ways critically, categorically write out all that you are capable of doing. I.e. your characters for instance, I ——– (insert your name), am a liar, a thief, gossiper, procrastinator, fraud, unfaithful, womanizer, drunkard, prostitute. Even if my list and yours contained some of the same characters, each one will be different in myriad ways for they are personal.

Identify your Strengths: the third step is to list the areas of your strength. Those things that are very good and you are good at them.

Then finally make a decision now to improve on your weaknesses by the way of relating them on your kneels in prayer with actions.  Tell God how empty you are, no man, alcohol or drugs can fill up your emptiness and make you whole, only God is able.

“If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and turn from their evil ways and come to me, I will hear them and heal their land” God promised.

Remain under the mighty power of the Lord Jesus Christ and in due season, inner strengths will be unsheathed from within you.

Note: the only difference between low and high self-esteem is the ability to discover ones strengths and work on the weakness. Know who you are


BY Elijah Tutu –  Lokoja, Nigeria

Most of the present day secular songs have nothing to take home. No moral values, no wisdom. The place of sex and money is amplified beyond reason. God bless you as singles in a relationship, you sit down with your partner to watch secular songs for 1 hour;  you both may leave that room with you lives never remaining the same.

I understand that there is a shade of secular song that is in a way in between not Christian not Muslim but not corrupt like the “Fellas”, “Asa” and some old folks. But I advise strongly that Christian should abstain from even this kind. If you are a Christian why  not exhaust Christian songs first, deal with new songs and even old school Christian song and they are sure to bless and occupy ones heart  for a lifetime.

Remember, Scriptures admonish that we should choke our body, spirit and soul with God’s word and things that edify us.

Secular song is any song that does not have it’s bearing on God. The message of such song is opposed to the culture, nature, person and the principles of God’s kingdom and the Christian faith and practice, in other words they run contrary to what Christianity stands for.

See we are new soldiers in a very old war, or are you not aware. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Col 3:16-17”

We can’t afford to entangle ourselves with worldly matters. I have said all of this not to impress you but to impress upon you that Christian have no business with Secular songs. I fear for our world but thank God Jesus died and He gave us an assurance that the gates of hell would not prevail against His church.

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Secular Music: Does it Really Matter?

There have been controversies as to whether a Christian especially the youth should listen to Secular music. In this survey we ask young Christians about their view on the subject matter and here is what they have to say. We believe that you will read and be blessed. feel free to share your own view with us.

Before answering the questions, there’s something’s I want to explain.The number one reason God created us is for us to worship Him and no one can worship our creator acceptably except in spirit and in truth.

However, He gave us the power of choice – the ability to choose. It’s left for us to either worship Him or worship the devil.

People believe generally that worshiping God is done only when we sing slow songs. But it’s not true. Whatsoever a man does is an act of worship to God, that is our behavior, offerings, prayers, studying the word, going to Church, evangelism, our services to God  etc. are all act of worship to him.

But what the devil does is to make sure that worship doesn’t reach God always. That’s why he is always trying to distract and causes all manner of things to frustrate us from offering a true worship to God.

Now secular simply means – “Without God”. Jesus is the word but the world doesn’t like him because His is the light and wherever there’s light everything in the dark is exposed. Whenever the name Jesus is been mentioned people don’t like it because it Judges them. So, the tactics the enemy use is to secularize everything by removing God from songs. Secular also mean fighting against God. When we don’t do what God created us for (to worship him) we are simply fighting against Him.

We are meant to preach the good news (Jesus) to the four corners of the earth with songs, sermon, lifestyle etc. Jesus must be the center, for without him there’s no message even in singing. As a gospel artist you are to talk about him to the world not about yourself. That’s why any secular singer cannot worship God.

A Christian youth shouldn’t play or listen to secular songs because it doesn’t glorify God. Remember, our reason for existence is to worship God.

Effects of Secular Music on Christian Youths

Secular songs do affect one spiritual life. Every song has a source and they are two sources – Holy Spirit or demonic spirits. All songs have a spirit backing them up. What secular songs does is to arouse an unclean thoughts in our heart (thoughts that don’t glorify God) and the Bible warned us to always guide our heart diligently for from out of it flows the issues if life.  If you listen to secular songs as a born again Christian, is a matter of time for u to backslide.

BY Victoria Ojochenemi – Lokoja Nigeria

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Friends are not made but discovered. Discovering and maintaining good and godly friends could be a herculean task in this generation especially for the young adults and teenagers.  But the good news is, it is still possible to have and enjoy good friendship without the risk of being led astray.

In this article we have put together some basic things you need to know and do about friendship in order to help you discover, maintain and enjoy your friendship. We call it the beatitudes and the ten commandment of friendship.

  • Blessed are friends who FEAR GOD, for God will be their FRIEND
  • Blessed are friends who OBEY THEIR PARENTS, TEACHERS , AND SENIORS for they will LIVE LONG
  • Blessed are friends who REFUSE TO JOIN OTHERS in doing wrong, for they shall be called CHILDREN OF GOD
  • Blessed are friends who PRAY FOR EACH OTHER, for they will REMAIN STRONG
  • Blessed are friends who FORGIVE EACH OTHER their wrongs, for Jesus will also FORGIVE THEM
  • Blessed are friends who DO NOT HIDE THINGS from each other, for they will TRUST each other.
  • Blessed are friends who are HUMBLE, for God will LIFT THEM UP
  • Blessed are friends who LOVE JESUS, for JESUS ALSO LOVES THEM.
  • You can add your own also.


  • You shall not make friends with disobedient children, for they will make you disobedient.
  • You shall not make friends with those who disrespect their parents, teachers and seniors, for they will make you not to live long
  • You shall not make friends with people who say “but don’t tell your daddy and mummy what we have done” for they will lead you into trouble.
  • You shall not make friends with liars, for they will make you a liar.
  • You shall not make friends with those who steal, for they will make you a thief.
  • You shall not make friends with lazy people, those who refuse to work at home or do their assignments, for they will make you fail in school.
  • You shall not make friends with people who are proud, who look down on people that are poor, handicap, or not as brilliant as them; for they will cause you to displease God.
  • Do unto your friends what you want your friends to do unto you.
  • Remember to pray for your friends, for this is the best gift you can give them.
  • Help your friends when they are in need because a friend in need is a friend indeed.