But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct (1 Pet 1:15)
God in His mercy has led us through the year 2018. It was an exciting year full of mixed feelings. Just like the year before it, it was full of uncertainties, challenges and victories. Blood flowed unrestricted and men cared less. Both the Government and the people involved were urged to restrain, but it seemed that the more the call was made the more blood flowed. However, the Nigerian Christian Church including SU Nigeria kept organizing prayer sessions all through the year calling on the Lord to intervene. The year brought us back to political uncertainties with alignment and realignment of politicians resulting in massive change of political parties and its attendant pressure on the polity due to the upcoming general elections from February this year. The year is starting with a lot of political activities which will culminate in either change of political leadership or sustaining of the existing one(s). Whatever the matter may be, the Lord led us into discovering who we are in 2018, The Israel of God. Hence, we are confident of our God that he would as usual see us through the year 2019.
We shall not waver in faith because He that is in us is greater, and He who is with us does not sleep or slumber. He will neither leave nor forsake us. His grace is ever sufficient, and being omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient, we shall not fear any evil in this year. The Lord who listens carefully to our prayers at various times will continue to prove Himself mighty on our behalf. Alleluia!! We must stand strong to follow after Him thorough this year of Holiness in our formations.
PROF MADU O. IWE, FNIFST, CFS
National Council chairman
& Deputy Vice-Chancellor,
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State