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National Campus Community Congress opens

By
Patience Gbeze, GNA

Accra, Aug. 3, GNA – The Annual National Campus
Congress for students and staff of universities and other higher institutions
of learning opened on Thursday in Accra and Brofoyedru, Kumasi, concurrently.

The Accra Congress is for those from the southern
sector, consisting of Greater Accra, Eastern, Volta, Central and Western
regions while that of Brofoyedru is hosting the northern sector including Brong
Ahafo, Northern, Upper East, Upper West and Ashanti regions. 

The six-day congress, dubbed: “Conquerors 2017,” is
being organised by the Deeper Life Campus Fellowship (DLCF) under the umbrella
of the Deeper Life Christian Life Ministry to evangelise the intellectual
communities for Christ.

It is on the theme; “Raising up Unconquerable
Intellectuals in Contemporary Times,” and has brought over 1000 participants
from all over the country.

Pastor Francis Fosu, the National Campus
Coordinator of DLCF, said the fellowship was primarily concerned with the
spiritual, academic, professional and social well-being of its targeted group.

He said: “As we think about the spiritual, our
attention cannot be lost on the dire need of a changed society whose youth are
mostly products from campuses”.

He said the mandate given by our Lord Jesus Christ,
which said: “In Mark 16 verse 15; Go ye into all the world, and preach the
Gospel to every creature” was what drove them to direct their radar on the
campuses.

“The devil today is using the highly educated ones
to champion all sorts of vices under the guise of advocating human rights and
reconstructing society…This has made sin look harmless and some Christians are
even afraid to speak against it for fear of being cited for so-called human
rights violations.

“The larger society is filled with all kinds of
evil and corruption and so if those from the campuses who form the base are not
changed then our society is doomed,” he said.

Pastor Edward Doudu, the National Overseer of the
Deeper Christian Life Ministry, in a speech read on his behalf, commended the
leadership of the National Campus Ministry, an arm of the Church, for their
consistency, drive and commitment to evangelise to the campus community.

He said there were still more land to be conquered
as the campus community was widely and variedly inhibited by many who were
without Christ and wallowing in the pool of sin and trespasses.

Pastor Doudu said: “But we live in times when the
very citadels of knowledge have been infested by all kinds of evil and
indulgences with the serious pursuit of academic relegated to the background,
while the reference and fear of God is out of the equation,” he added.

Professor Samuel Adams, the Dean of School of
Public Service and Governance, GIMPA, urged Christians to persevere
irrespective of the trials and persecutions.

He said Christians should go the extra mile to show
commitment and the love of God for others to emulate.

“Let’s examine ourselves and ask ourselves, are we
over-comers? …and it is only then that we can be hopeful that what He has
promised us, He will do,” he said.

GNA

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