The youths of Orji Circuit in the Methodist Youth Fellowship, Diocese of Owerri have been crowned the best in the diocese for the third consecutive year after winning in all competitions at the 16th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention held at Wesley Methodist Church Ikenegbu, Owerri.
Speaking before presenting the trophy to the vice president of the circuit, Bro Obinna Okafor and former prayer secretary, Bro Chinedu Mba who received the Best Circuit Trophy on behalf of the president, Bro Chinedu Hardy Nwadike who is also the diocesan vice president and the conductor of the closing ceremony; the host presbyter, Very Rev E. O Chukwu hailed Orji Circuit for its organization and commitment to see that they won in all competitions.
He also hailed Isiekenesi and Mbieri Circuits for the bravery in clinching the second and third positions respectively, charging other circuits to step up so as to end the dominance by Orji Circuit.
He promised that come the next convention, his home circuit, Wesley Circuit who played host to the entire diocesan youths will be the sweepers and not Orji Circuit.
Also speaking at the closing ceremony, the Diocesan Youth Work coordinator, Rev Ndubuisi Gbaruko, hailed the youths for their conduct during the convention which lasted from Thursday, August 15 to Monday, August 18, 2013.
He urged the youths to go home with only the good things they have learnt at the convention, dropping every knowledge that is not of God, since it is the only way they can become better people after the convention.
The Diocesan Youth President, Bro Obum Nwodo announced that the next convention in 2014 will be hosted by Cathedral Circuit after thanking God and everyone for the success of the event.
On behalf of the diocesan bishop, Rt Rev O. O Agbai; Very Rev E O Chukwu officially ended the convention while Bro Peter Ikeadighi of Cathedral Circuit welcomed the youths in advance to Cathedral 2014.
Bro Chinedu Hardy Nwadike, Bro Chimaobi Ekemdo, National Youth President MYF, Presenting the footbal trophy to the Vice President of Orji Circuit, Bro Obinna Okafor
VP, Bro Nwadike, with Welfare Officer III, Sister Chinomso Edom as she presents a medal to Bro Stanley Ekemedo, president Wesley Circuit
Diocesan Youth PRO, Osinachi Osuji, Presnents a medal to the Sister, Onyinyechi Osuji for coming second on the Bible Quiz competion
President, Bro Obum Nwodo presenting a medal during the closing ceremony