The Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese in Imo State, His Lordship, Most Rev (Dr) Augustine Ukwuoma has charged members of the National Association of Catholic Corps Members (NACC) in Orlu zone to always ensure that their faith reflect in the ways they live their lives.
Bishop Ukwuoma gave this urge when the Catholic Corps members paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Orlu recently.
Addressing the elated serving corps members, the cleric said they should derail from the faith of their fathers in the course of serving their nation.
According to the Chief Shepherd of the diocese, Catholic Corps members should not be afraid of doing what is right as they strive to promote the faith of the church.
Bishop Ukwuoma emphasised the importance of prayer and further urged the Corps members to devout their service year in fervent and ceaseless prayers.
He pointed out that they should not be discouraged about the present state of the country saying that prayers could address the challenges the nation is battling.
“I am very delighted to have you. Please, ensure you maximise your service year judiciously and do not be afraid of doing what is right always.
“Always pray hard and back it up with hard work. Your faith should reflect your characters as Catholics. Do not to be discouraged about the present state of Nigeria but rather pray for the country to overcome her challenges,” the bishop admonished the Corps members.
For the Corps members, It was indeed a moment of excitement and frills as they expressed their joy in visiting the bishop.
Led, by the chaplain of NACC Orlu Zone, Rev Fr (Dr) Bona Ozoigbo, said the visit to the bishop was long due saying it was necessary to familiarise with their father in faith.
Speaking, the zonal coordinator, Mr. Kelechi Nwankwo appreciated the prayers and support of the bishop towards the growth of the association and enjoined Bishop Ukwuoma to continue to assist Catholic Corps members in Orlu to get comfortable welfare.
Nwankwo prayed that God will continue to strengthen the bishop as he pilots the affairs of the diocese.