Why I placed my Ministerial Students on scholarship..
The Methodist Archbishop of Umuahia, His Grace, Most Rev (Dr) C. R. Opoko in his speech during the presentation of the book written by the Very Rev’d (Dr) James Kalu Ugwa at Methodist Theological Institute Chaplaincy (Rhema Chapel) on Sunday 29th September 2019 reveled why he placed all Student Ministers under him on scholarship.
While speaking, he expressed that he is always delighted to see younger people show case their God – given talent and that he has it in his nature to support people to attain greater heights in life.
Hence, he has ensured that ever since he resumed office as the Archbishop of Umuahia, he has placed every ministerial student on Scholarship. He narrated how he has enjoyed scholarships at different levels of life. Hence his decision to make people under him enjoy what he enjoyed.
Also, while attending the service, he refused to enter the chancel or robe despite the pleas by the rector. According to him, he did so in order to allow the slated preacher for the day to shine.
The Archbishop categorically stated that he is always filled with joy when he sees people do well in any endeavor of life.
Furthermore, he advised The Very Rev’d James Kalu Ugwa to continue in the grace which God has given to him and never to relent.
- Finally the Archbishop blessed and unveiled the book titled “Ministry as a Vocation : Themes of Christian Faith.