I got introduced to the forum by the previous excos but I kept dodging the meetings and attended only a few until. I kept running pretty much like Jonah until the fish swallowed me – in this case, my fish was the office of the P.R.O of this forum. I was afraid because I didn’t feel worthy to be chosen to serve in that capacity, also I was afraid of failing or letting the Forum down and I measured it based on my own limited knowledge and strength but I was encouraged through the words in 2 Corinthians 12:9b, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness’. I remember when we had the orientation meeting with the previous excos and when Kemi, my predecessor gave me a run-down of my job description and I remember the fear growing with each word she uttered, I kept wondering why I had to double as the secretary of the forum, I wrote my first report the next day and Kemi told me that she was very impressed with the job and she only had to make little corrections, I think that was what encouraged and uplifted my spirit and I knew that indeed God was involved already regardless of the fact that I had no secretarial skills and had never held any active leadership position.
Then I met Daddy on a more personal level and I was surprised by his lifestyle, he is a man who has broken free of the popular mould of how military men behave, from his appearance to his carriage and even to his speech. Then I got to know him personally about all his exploits which were enough to inspire and challenge me, I have learnt to have an eye for details, putting others needs before mine and above all, service to God from him. Daddy has taught me to let God do all the work while I play my part in service to him and by developing a more intimate relationship with Him. The teachings by Daddy have exposed me to many realities of life issues, such teachings include ‘The Disciple’s Personality’, ‘The Disciple’s Cross’, ‘The Holy Spirit’ .also the Tuesday presentations have widened my understanding to many books, the presenters make it so interesting and I used to be a person who had no interest in reading motivational books but I am learning to inculcate the habit. Thank you, Daddy, for teaching and nurturing me during this period in Makurdi. May God bless you and continue to protect you, sir. I love you so much Daddy