10.09.2019

West Nigeria Youth Convention Day 4 - Visit to Olumo Rock

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    The youth listening to the legend of the Olumo Rock
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    Lead Apostle and his entourage in front of one of the caves
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    Wonderful moment of Lead Apostle, Apostles as they begin the tour of Olumo Rock
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    “Rock of ages…let me hide myself in Thee”: Apostle Nwanza and his youth inside the cave
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    Sister Adeyemi, an actress, savours this unique moment as she treads cautiously through this rocky path to the top
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    The excited youth almost at the peak of the rock
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    Apostle Nwanza enjoying this picturesque moment at the top of the rock
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    Lead Apostle makes it to the top of the rock, together with some youth and Apostles
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    Joyful youth at the peak of the rock
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    A joyful moment for the youth as they pose with the Lead Apostle at the peak of the rock

The West youth convention program was concluded with a visit to the famous Olumo Rock. This is a mountain in south-western Nigeria. It is located in the ancient city of Abeokuta, Ogun State, and was historically used as a natural fortress during inter-tribal warfare in the 19th century. It is believed by the indigenes that its patron spirit is venerated in the Yoruba religion as an orisha (Yoruba tribe spirit).

The Lead Apostle Nwogu, Apostles Nwanza, Ekpenyong, Onwukwe, Apostle Hagher (retired), Bishops Udombang and Adelabu accompanied the youth who were more than excited to visit the most talked rock in Abeokuta.

At the Olumo Rock tourist site, the youth received a lecture concerning the Yorouba Kingdom and their influence due to their good education and a well-structured culture.  Climbing to the peak of the Olumo Rock, the youth were able to see the very first church, school and mosque built in Western Nigeria.

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