Oh! I’ve heard and witnessed a lot of criticisms concerning this day. Several people think it’s hypocrisy, I mean, what’s the big deal about virginity that you have to advocate it so loudly? A lot of others think it’s pride and arrogance while some actually think it’s lack of foresight and deliberate exposure to danger; all of you so young and vibrant yet you announce WITH YOUR OWN MOUTHS to the world (that’s not smiling) out there that you’re a virgin- what a direct ticket for rapists and other not-so-nice people to take advantage of!
Yet, we’ve seen smiles on the faces of people (both old and young), we’ve received pats on our backs and lots of commendations saying, “you’re doing a great job, well done!”.
I think it basically depends on the way we look at it. As the saying goes, “if we look at a cup as half-full rather than half-empty, the world would be a happier place to live in”.
Virginity day is a day set aside, YEARLY to celebrate people who have succeeded in keeping themselves pure (that is, abstained from all forms of sexual activity) as well as to encourage those who (at one point or the other) have lost their virginity. Talk about a two-edged sword!
If the world celebrates best-friends’ day, workers’ day and the likes, then, it really is a big deal to celebrate these young people who have decided to keep themselves and wait patiently for the prestige that comes with keeping oneself for that special someone. Not with all the mess the world is getting into!
However, just as mothers’ day celebration is not only meant for those who have given birth to a lot of kids but aspiring mothers and those who have dedicated their lives to nurturing other people’s kids…
Just as mothers’ day is not to ridicule those who the world has termed barren but to give them hope, we bring hope to you who are on the verge of letting go of that precious gift you have (your virginity) for something that (no matter how lovely it looks now) isn’t worth it.
You are not in it alone, you’re not the last virgin alive!
We bring hope to you also who have messed up, somehow. You’re no longer a virgin, biologically, very true! You can however decide to remain sexually pure till marriage and God will honor you for it…
Together, let’s bring it back- that heritage that seems to be lost and archaic. The thing is, you don’t have to do so much; getting a group of teenagers and young children around you and enlightening them about sexual purity will go a long way. Even, talking to that friend of yours or colleague won’t do any harm.
Any effort at all to enlighten one more soul about the beauty of sexual purity ultimately makes you a part of the celebration! You never can tell whose destiny is being rebuilt.
It’s countdown to Virginity Day 2015 again and Yes! We’ll get mocking eyes and noses and whatever else can be used to mock.
We’ll get disapproving faces
We’ll get bewildered eyes and all
But! Lives will be changed
And we won’t stop
Till the world knows
And understands, the essence of sexual purity!
SATURDAY, 13TH OF JUNE, 2015 IS A DAY TO WATCH OUT FOR!!!
Locations across Nigeria
The Redeemed Christian Church of God, King David’s Parish, Orazi, Ebony Junction, by the popular Rumuokwuta junction, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Bethel: +234 810 153 5189
Ebere: +234 806 982 6718
Queen: +234 706 284 9242
Meeting point: RCF Cathedral, behind Unilorin filling station, University gate, Tanke, Ilorin
Bravedave – +234 810 842 5455
Bolu – +234 802 630 9245
Sefe – +234 816 755 4088
Venue: Grace and Mercy Church, Old Airport Road, Samonda, Ibadan.
+234 816 474 3152 – Dolapo
+234 703 087 4764 – Samuel
Omega Gospel faith Church, 36 Udoekong Street off Ikpa Road, Uyo
Chidinma: +234 703 615 5469
Emily: +234 706 947 4025
Venue: St. Thomas Anglican Church, Isinkan, Akure.
Adeola: +234 816 882 0971
Tope: +234 806 695 4333
Duku Park by Wurukum RoundAbout,
Opposite Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel)
Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria – 09:00am
+234 806 265 5143 – Fortune
+234 813 094 6210 – Faith
+234 703 599 0091 – Winnie
+234 806 521 5271 – Dan
Venue: Foursquare Gospel Church, 40 MCC Road, Calabar
+234 809 212 1125: Emmanuel
+234 803 432 6636: Nkiru
Venue: RCCG Grace and Peace area, opposite tipper garage, ilesa garage, Ile ife
+234 814 387 5695: Oluwaseyifunmi
Venue: 1-3 Dominion street opp Nigerian custom office off Quarry road off Pansheke. Abeokuta
Wura: +234 706 199 9585, +234 808 344 2204
Nike: +234 806 982 0645
Venue: RCCG, Convenant Youth Church, Ekiti Province 4. Directly opp Mojere Market. Nova Junction, Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Ajoke: +234 813 356 3756
Tosin : +234 706 272 1429
OJODU BERGER VENUE
RCCG Livingstone assembly. 8-10 Isheri holiday inn, off budland street, Grammar school bus stop, Ojodu Berger, Lagos
Caleb: +234 810 295 9248
Temitope: +234 703 362 9543
Aremotobi: +234 818 321 1898
Chapel of Transfiguration,
Opposite HALL 36 CAR PARK,
Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),
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