Retired Principal Delta State University Secondary School, and Superintendent, Delta Central District, Children Evangelism Ministry INT’L, Delta State, Evangelist Mrs. Doris .O. Umukoro has said that Esther Queen Camp is specially packed to help young girls prepare for the future.
Addressing news men recently at Total Child School Ughelli, venue of the Esther Queen Camp for girls in secondary school and under graduates, Evangelist Mrs. Doris Umukoro said there are so many things young girls need to know to be able to face challenges in life-physical and mental development challenges, social relationship and spiritual growth relationship with God.
“These are all necessary aspects of life they need to know about. This is to enable them prepare properly to face challenges in life, because challenges will either make or mar you. Esther Queen Camp is a programme specially packaged by CEM to help young girls prepare for the future.
According to her, the three days event, with the theme “Vessels of Honour” featuring Faith Clinic, Seminars, Workshops, Bible Study, Film Shows, Games, Beauty Pageant, Career Talk was aimed to also help girls understand that they need to cleanse and preserve themselves so as to be vessels of honour unto Jesus Christ.
“You are here to be made a vessel of honour for God’s use in your generation. Before you can say like Prophet Isaiah ‘here i am Lord send me’ you must first be purged of all the works of the flesh. Only thorough purged vessels can meet God’s demand and also last in his service. So be prepared to learn and be fully equipped to change your life for good and be determined to be a life changer.
During the career talk, Ruth Oghenetega, a broadcaster, with Quest Broadcasting Station, said in choosing a career it is not just all about the individual and their ambitions. “For you to choose a career you need the person who created you, why, to tell you how to go about it. I actually chose this topic because of the audience I was talking with. I talked about how to choose a career, the difference between a career and a job, I feel they need to start learning how to choose their careers so that when they become adults they will know the right way to go about it. God is very important in every thing we do so yes they do need him to choose their career.
“They should listen to God first in choosing their careers, then God in turn can convince their parents to accept their career choices. In choosing a career do not put money in front of it , you choose your career based on what God wants you to do, what your creator wants you to achieve on earth so it is not about you ,it is not about the money it is just about how you can draw people to the kingdom.So in choosing a career you are also ministering to lives.”
At the end of the beauty pageant, 14 years old Odaji Stephanie Aghogho was crowned Esther Queen for the year 2022, the second, Ogwuazor Miracle and third winners, will be her deputies, these three queens will not pay registration fee for next year’s Esther Queen Camp.
In her acceptance speech, Queen Odaji Stephanie Aghogho, a senior secondary school 2 student promised to impact on others what she learnt during the three days event. “I want to say thank you to the organizers of this program they have been so caring. I am going to work on myself until I become the best that God wants me to be. I am going to impact on others what I have learnt.
“I learnt that we should keep our virginity until marriage, that abortion is not good, trust in God, do things the right way, at the right time and at the right place, I am going to invite more people to attend Esther Queen Camp in 2023 to learn what I have learnt.
Deputy queen, Ogwuazor Miracle from Obiaruku, said she will do all within her power to be a good role model. “I learnt a lot from this camp I learnt how to be a queen, to be pure, how to make a difference, stand out and be unique.This is a great vision, they should continue with the good work. and I pray that God will bless the organisers, more grace upon them. In the next one year, I will be a good role model to young girls and I will evangelise through my character.”
Udobueze Freda said that this was her first time of attending an all girls Camp and the camp was really wonderful. “I was really blessed I had a lot of impactations. I was blessed by all the ministers that came to minister. I learnt that we should make ourselves a vessel of Honour and that is the best life you can ever live as a girl child I also learnt that there is a right time for you to have sex, because your body is the temple of God. The importance of etiquette, daring to be different as It will make you stand out of the crowd, also when people see you, they should see the light of God in you.”
Seventeen year old Akpofure Peace, from Ozoro and 13 years old Ikelegbe Esther from Ughelli, said “this was the first time I am camping and I can say it was very amazing like I enjoyed every minute of it I am very ready for the next camp. We were taught how to make a lot of things, beads, head band, bags, slippers, fascinator, tie gele etcetera.
“it was good I learnt a lot, that we should be ready for God to use us as teenagers. We should mind the kind of friends we keep, We should avoid walking alone at night then say no to abortion because if you die during the process, you will go straight to hell fire.”