THE TWO PATHS – 4

PART 4 It was now twenty years after Uche and Femi separated and an election year. The air was tense and hectic with violence and assassinations. Three political parties were prominent for the highest Federal seat. Femi’s seemed most likely to get the seat having won the heart and favour of the global society; Femi …

THE TWO PATHS – 3

PART 3   At his corner of the world, Femi immersed himself for five years in his work with the UNESCO in different parts of the world as his job designated. He found Martha, whom he shared common values and married her. Their values were beyond the job they shared and were founded in God …

THE TWO PATHS – 2

PART TWO IN THE PHASE OF TWENTY YEARS   Uchenna lived lavishly among his debauched politician friends. He soon learned to climbed the political ladder by dancing to the tune of their godfather and the team. The regions of rule by the political party he belonged continued to suffer by continuous decline in the standard …

THE TWO PATHS

PART ONE The prison yard was completely silent on the day Uchenna had an august visitor. Two guards led him to a room where the President, guarded by uniformed officers, sat waiting for him. They met each other’s gaze with no smiles. The President signaled all the guards to leave the room. Alone with him, …

ONYINYE’S CHOICE – PART 4

Photo by Wadi Lissa on Unsplash Her severance pay would settle some of her liabilities and other expenses. Whatever remained would be added to the retirement benefits due to her [and a good sum it was from long years of service], and these she would use to start up her own business. There was no …

ONYINYE’S CHOICE – PART 3

Picture by Luis Galvez - Unsplash She closed her eyes, then tightened them as she wept within, tears streaming down to her ear lobes. When she opened them she turned to look at Jesus and Mary whose gaze were unflinching at her. They appeared sad for her. ‘Is this why some people kill themselves?’ she …

ONYINYE’S CHOICE – PART 2

Picture by MMPR - Unsplash Now, in the cover of her home, she swung onto her bed and cried. And with uninhibited anger, she hit the pillows fervently to emblematize beating herself for the years of enduring non-appreciation and humiliation, for her obstinate stupidity and the wasted unfulfilled years. She had arrived home at about …

ONYINYE’S CHOICE – PART 5

Photo by Kinga Cichewicz on Unsplash She did not know when she drifted to sleep, and was on the clouds for bed. Her whole being and spirit were the weight of a feather on this bedding. She opened her eyes to find herself felicitating with angels singing about the good tiding that lay ahead. The …

ONYINYE’S CHOICE

PART 1 Picture by Claudia - Unsplash ‘No! Not anymore! I’m sick and tired of it all!’ Onyinye hit the door open with her right fist while the other paved the way by twisting the door handle for ease. This was after both hands had cooperated in unlocking the door with its key. This outburst …

YOUNG MINISTERS: JESUS THE CORNERSTONE OF MY LIFE

In an activity a struggle ensues between 2 boys [Boy 1 and Boy 2]. Other children are about in other activities. They notice the struggle and go to separate the 2 boys. Other children – Stop! Stop fighting! Boy 1 – He started it first! Boy 2 – No, you started it first! 1st girl …

YOUNG MINISTERS: COME, CHRISTIANS, ALL REJOICE AND SING

Children are playing or engaged in some activity and a conversation ensues between a bigger girl and a pair of a boy and a girl.   1st girl – Jesus died on Good Friday but resurrected on Easter Sunday. Why did He die in the first place? 1st boy – My teacher said he died …

YOUNG MINISTERS: PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS

Introductory tune –   4 Children walking and heading to a place. One boy comes from the opposite direction and asks them –   Curious Boy – Hi! Children – Hello!!!! Curious Boy – Where are you going? 1st boy – [From the children,] We are going to the Small Christian Community. Curious Boy – …

YOUNG MINISTERS: HEAVENLY SUNLIGHT

Introductory tune -   A group of young choristers are gathered chatting and looking through their hymnals.   A [1st] boy hurries in as if to avoid being late. 1st boy – [Gasping,] Where’s the choirmaster? 2nd boy – Not yet here. 1st boy – Good. I thought I was late. Girl – But you …

YOUNG MINISTERS: I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE

Introductory tune.   Children and adult choirs and a choirmaster.   Choirmaster ushers children into the lower part of the church choir’s gallery.   Meanwhile, above, an adult choir steal into the upper gallery.   Only the choirmaster below with the children is aware of the adult choir upstairs.   Excited to sing, the choirmaster …

YOUNG MINISTERS: HOLY SPIRIT BREATHE ON ME

Based on THE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Introductory tune – solemn singing of ‘Spirit of the living God’ in harmony. Teacher conclude his teaching in a class of children.   Teacher – We’ve taught so much already on the Holy Spirit. Now how much do you understand about Him? 1st person – The Holy …

YOUNG MINISTERS: SPIRIT OF GOD

Based on THE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Introductory tune -   Some [2] boys and [2] girls are playing. A boy walks in eating a banana and holding a bunch more in hand. A little girl from those playing goes to ask for one.   Little girl – Please give me one banana. Banana …

YOUNG MINISTERS: HOLY SPIRIT, LORD OF LIGHT

Based on the GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Introductory tune -   A group of children [2 boys and 2 girls] are playing and one child comes in sad and downcast. He goes to sit aside. And the others notice him and approach him.   1st girl – Why are you sad? Sad boy – …

YOUNG MINISTERS: COME HOLY SPIRIT

COME HOLY SPIRIT - VIRTUES Introductory tune. A group of four children [sitting] are studying and another group of four enter and approach them [standing]. 1st standing – What are you doing? 1st sitting – Learning our Catechism. 1st standing – What lesson are you learning about? 1st sitting – Our teacher gave us an …

YOUNG MINISTERS: – SOLDIERS OF CHRIST ARISE

Based on TALENTS Introductory tune –   Children [3 girls and 3 boys] playing and then -   1st boy – What would you like to be when you grow up? 2nd boy – An artist.   Others who heard the question also answered –   1st girl – A doctor! 2nd girl – A …

YOUNG MINISTERS: – A LITTLE MORE

LET ME PRAISE A LITTLE MORE   Introductory tune   A young girl sits alone sad and some friends join her –   1st boy – Hello! Why do you look so sad? 1st girl – [Sad,] On my way, I saw many poor and sick on the street and they were sad. 2nd boy …