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Youth urged to exhibit Godly virtues
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Religion of Thursday, 20 August 2009

Source: GNA

Youth urged to exhibit Godly virtues

Cape Coast, Aug. 20, GNA - The General Overseer of Victory Bible Church International (VBCI), Bishop Nii Apiakai Tackie-Yarboi on Thursday underscored the importance of Godly character to the overall development of the youth, and cautioned them against ungodly acts such as pre-marital sex, drug abuse, and the infamous "sakawa" practice. He said the youth, should rather be courageous, intelligent, humble and be steadfast in their faith in God, and to emulate Daniel in the bible, whose character traits he said enabled him to stand out and excel during his generation.

Bishop Tackie-Yarboi, was opening a five-day 'national youth camp-meeting' of the church on the theme "breaking limits" being attended by over 1,500 youths from various branches of the church throughout the country, in Cape Coast. He reminded them that walking with God, always brings reward, as Daniel was given "knowledge, understanding and wisdom". Touching on ways to ensure the proper development of children, Bishop Tackie-Yarboi stressed that verbal abuse and insults could hurt the emotions of children and render them timid or withdrawn for life. He said since it was difficult to detect and treat emotional hurt as it cannot be seen physically, care must be taken not to subject children to such hurts, particularly by parents or their peers.

Reverend Francis Aubyn, National Youth Director of VBCI, said it is the vision of the church to raise unique youths who would be aware of their mission and assignment on earth to enable them to make positive impacts on their generation. He said the church believes that the youth should be groomed to have strong leadership foundations to enable them to fit into any future leadership positions.

Rev. Aubyn said this was the church's contribution to help stem corruption and other social vices among leaders in the society, adding "the youth must always be taught that character must support charisma". The host pastor, Rev. Richard Ampadu-Duku also exhorted them to keep their purity, and reminded them that God will always make provision during hard times.

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