The Christ Embassy Lagos Zone 1 Teenagers’ Conference tagged "GREATNESS" held on April 18th 2014, at the prestigious Loveworld Convocation Arena, Lagos Nigeria. It was a superlative program and the glorious presence of the Holy Spirit was evident. Without a doubt, the 13,000 plus attendees were irreversibly impacted, and, in the blessed words of our Man of God, Rev Chris "...the fruits will continue for a very long time".
The Teenagers started arriving before 11am and despite the brief but heavy downpour, their spirits were not dampened as they thronged in continuous stream into the LCA Auditorium, in their beautiful colored program Tee shirts. The well-organized Transportation plan involving 75 BRT Buses and dozens of smaller Commuter Buses, with Marshall's, was symptomatic of the excellent organization that typified all aspects of the Program.
The Program started at 1:10pm with an opening ministration by the swaggy Teens' Mass Choir, and for the next 5 hours, an inspiring sequence of activities and ministrations unfolded, each one taking the Teenagers to a higher level of excitement and impartation.
The Debate segment was truly remarkable as the 13 Finalists that emerged from the preliminary rounds that held across the Zone the past few weeks, amazed everyone with their insightful discourse on 6 contemporary debate topics namely: Positive peer pressure, Gross mental attitude, The next big thing, The next 20 years (in the eyes of a visionary teenager), Content creation for the internet (from Africa with love), The mobile revolution.
The well-delivered points from their anointed minds were a call to action for all in attendance, and much content was created which will be harnessed and projected in the days ahead.
The Talent Discovery segment also "discovered" several new Creative Arts groups with potential to become global Ministry stars. The most promising of them will be groomed with care and diligence, to contribute to the unending stream of gifted Artistes birthed in our BLW Nation.
The climax of the Program was the short but impactful ministration of the Word by the Zonal Director, Pastor Lanre Alabi, who highlighted 3 important virtues for greatness and leadership. The Teenagers took it all in with rapt attention, and when the all important altar- call was made, more than 2500 Teenagers came forward to receive salvation. It was a glorious sight to behold. All New Converts were given a ROR Bible special gift.
The last segment of the Program was the announcement of winners in the Debate and Creative Arts Competitions. It was an uphill task for the esteemed Panel of Judges to differentiate between the excellent presentations. All Participants received plaques and mementoes for their participation, while the Top Three received exciting cash prizes and gifts. Also 13 Schools, which participated in the External Schools Debate a week earlier, were awarded prizes at the Conference. The prizes included smart devices for the individuals and plaque/trophy/gifts for the Schools (Computers, Generator and Library Books).
The Conference ended at about 6:10pm, and without doubt, an irreversible momentum of leadership and success had been birthed in all Attendees, and which will continue to yield ever increasing results in the days ahead. 10,000 Copies of the May Teevo were also distributed, to keep the Attendees soaked in the word on a daily basis.
The fruits and impact of the Zonal Teenagers' Conference 2014 will be fully harnessed.