Friday September 24, 2021
Dearly beloved Brothers and Sisters,
Trinity Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ.
“And no one can become a high priest simply because he wants such an honor. He must be called by God for this work, just as Aaron was” (Hebrews 5:4 NLT).
We acknowledge without any iota of doubt that every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:17). We give thanks to God for giving us the opportunity to serve in his vineyard as the new servant leader for this great Diocese.
God chooses the imperfect to glorify and perfect his works. We are not competent on our own but with His strength, enablement and grace we can serve him faithfully. To God be the glory for what he has done for us at Anglican Diocese of the Trinity (ADOTT), we thank him for this new call to service.
Special thanks to our heroes past especially our pioneer Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev Amos Fagbamiye, and Mama Abike Fagbamiye. Without them, we cannot be what we are today. They laid the foundation and continue to encourage us. Baba and Mama, we remain eternally grateful to you.
We also thank God for our energetic and unassuming supervisory bishop, Rt. Rev Dr. Felix Orji for his work amongst us for the past 6 months. It has not been an easy road. May the Lord bless and reward you for your labor of love in Jesus’ name.
We thank God for all our Suffragan bishops, clergy brothers, clergy wives, our Diocesan officials and legal team, leadership team, our lay ministers and evangelists, knights, young adult, youth and children, and every member of this diocese. Thank you for your congratulatory messages and prayers. This is our corporate call for 2021 to ‘come and see’ what the Lord has done, doing, and going to do in our lives and diocese.
We ask that you pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good news is for Jews and Gentiles alike (Ephesians 6:19 NLT). It is our strong and passionate desire to keep this diocese united, focus, missionary, and visionary in all that we do. We appeal to you by the mercies of God to focus on the one who has called us.
Brothers and Sisters, I do not count myself to have attained, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press towards the goal to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14).
We enjoin you to focus on what God has planned for us individually and as a diocese.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
May the Lord fulfill his plans in our lives in Jesus’ name. May the strength of God sustain us; may the power of God preserve us; may the hands of God protect us; may the way of God direct us; may the love of God go with us this day and forever. May the Lord bless us and keep us. The Lord makes his face shine on us and be gracious unto us, the Lord turns his face toward us and gives us peace now and forever. Amen.
Your brother and Friend,
Rt. Rev Olukayode Adebogun PhD