The president of Cherubim and Seraphim Corper’s Fellowship, Brother Ademola Moses Segun, has cried out for attention and support from individual churches and council across the country while lamenting the challenges basseting the group.
In an interview with the Seraph Youth Media Team, Ademola, who decried what the fellowship went through during the nationwide closure of orientation camps due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said, “When the government asked all corp members to vacate the orientation camps with immediate effect due to the pandemic last year, we had serious challenges most especially in the area of accommodation for our fellow Seraph corpers.
“While other denominations provided the means of evacuation for their members, most of our members were left stranded in different locations while some had to join other denominations to seek refuge in safe houses.”
“The members of the national executive had to vacate their residences to accommodate some corp members. For instance, I accommodated seven corp members in my room while I slept in the church for over three months,” he lamented.
Brother Ademola also added that the experiences of the fellowship members prior to the pandemic were not in any way better as churches with adequate facilities were not helping in the accommodation and provision of better living conditions for the National Youth Service Corps members who are seraphs.
The National Seraph Corpers President said, “Although some churches in some part of the country are helping, yet, most local and major assemblies are not helping the matter with their hostility to access of facilities that could help corp members in their states or vicinities.
“It is sincerely heartbreaking to see Seraph corp members attending other denominations because they could not get where to lay their heads. Some were even offered jobs by the some of these denominations while we have Seraph Fathers and Mothers at important helm of affairs as well.”
The CSCF president could not hide the acknowledgement of the church’s recognition of the fellowship in 2016 but pleaded for further sustainable attention from the church as a whole if the corpers’ fellowship must survive and continue to contribute its quota to the growth of the fold.
“At the 2016 edition of the church’s Annual General Conference, we were given the privilege to intimate members present (at the AGC) about this (Corpers) fellowship and avail them of its importance. Then, one of the Baba Aladuras gave us a plot of land in Jos, Plateau State which we have been unable to erect any structure on yet due to financial constraints.
“We currently have representatives (executives) in 23 states but, unfortunately, some of the states are no longer functioning like before because of our inability to follow up, visit, support and accommodate new members.
“Honestly, we need attention and support of the church from the national level to the local assemblies if we really want the fellowship to grow as seen in other denominations.”
Brother Ademola, therefore, appealed to able philanthropists to stretch their hands towards the youth corp members during and after the service year to preserve the church from losing its future leaders.
He noted, “We really appreciate everything our philanthropists have been doing to bring outstanding developments to our fold at large.
“However, the Corpers’ fellowship needs their help to put things in order and keep the fellowship alive.”
He reasoned that youths are the future of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church and expressed the belief that increased investments in them would pave the way for a brighter future of the fold.
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