ANGLICAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP SYNOD REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OF MAY 2013 – MARCH 2014 SUBMITTED TO THE 2ND SESSION OF THE ELEVENTH SYNOD OF WARRI DIOCESE HOLDING AT ALLSAINT ANGLICAN CHURCH P.T.I FROM SATURDAY 3RD – WEDNESDAY 7TH MAY 2014
My lord Bishop
The House of Clergy and Laity
Distinguished Synod Delegates
Ladies and Gentlemen.
We are indeed grateful to God for the gift of another year. The Anglican Students Fellowship of Warri Diocese as usual is doing great in all ramifications. This of course is not without the support of the diocesan youth director and our dear bishop and his amiable wife. We pray for God’s continuous grace upon their lives in Jesus name amen.
REPORT FROM ASF BRANCHES IN WARRI DIOCESE
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY ABRAKA
ASF in Delta State University Abraka has a numerical strength of about 300 persons. We are grateful to the Lord for His good work in this branch. As usual during the year under review, the fellowship engaged in various activities with positive impact on the spiritual, moral and academic lives of the members. Some of these activities include Expositions, Exhortations, Bible Studies, Health talks; Relationship Talks, Prophetic uproar, Moment of Refreshing, Vigils, and fasting/prayer services, and lots more
During the period under review the fellowship recorded numerous achievements, they include the following:
- Increase in numerical strength
- Purchase of drum set
- Establishment of ASF business center
4Repair of fellowship bus
5 Acquisition of land for ASF hostel and secretariat
ANGLICAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP (ASF) COLLEGE OF EDUCATION WARRI
This is another thriving branch in the Diocese. Anglican Student Fellowship in College Of Education in Warri Diocese is developing at an encouraging rate.
During the year under review, a number of programs were organized by the fellowship that served as a boost for the spiritual and academic life of the students.
The challenge that this branch is facing is the procurement of an effective musical instrument and a permanent place of meeting for fellowship activities.
ANGLICAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP ASF PTI BRANCH
We give thanks to the Lord for the great work He is doing in this branch of ASF in the Diocese. The academic year began with “CATCH THEM YOUNG EXERCISE”. An encouraging number of students were won into the fellowship. They also carried out the following programs:
*Film show- A one day film show was held on campus. The film was a message by bro Gible Akanni. At the end of the message, 2 people gave their life to Christ.
*Hostel evangelism/visitation- The fellowship was able to carry out room to room visitation on campus.
* Carol Nite
(1) Purchase of new musical instrument
(2) Fund for evangelism
ASF FUPRE BRANCH
We give thanks to the Lord for the great work He is doing in this branch of ASF in the Diocese. It is a new branch to is doing well.
The students of this branch in the year under review engaged in both hostel and two by two evangelism which has helped to boost the membership of the fellowship..
The major challenge of this branch as reported last year is musical instrument and financial assistance to consolidate as a new fellowship.
YOUTH MANIFEST: We are grateful to God for the success of 2014 Youth Manifest held at the cathedral of St Andrew Warri. It was indeed another time of refreshing in the Lord’s presence. The Divine Encounter Youth Forum of the cathedral made this year’s activities unique. We thank all those who contributed in various ways to make it a success. We are particularly grateful to the cathedral vicar and his lovely wife Ven. & Mrs. P.O.G Whiskel and members of the cathedral of St Andrew Warri for all their contributions.
APPRECIATION: We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to our father the Lord Bishop, Mother in Israel and the Diocese of Warri for their support to ASF. Our thanks also go to the alumni of the various institutions and all who have contributed in different ways towards the growth of ASF in Warri Diocese. May the good Lord richly reward you all in Jesus name. Amen.
CONCLUSION: We are grateful to the good Lord for the grace He has graciously bestowed on us to serve in His vineyard. We solicit your prayer to be more effective in carrying out our duties.
Revd Canon Endurance .A. Otobrise
ASF Chaplain (Warri Diocese)