By Oluwafemi Dosu
It was an open heaven yesterday as All Nigeria Conference of Evangelical Drama Ministers, ANCEDRAM begins its long awaited national congress.
Gospel Film news gathered that the congress which started in the evening was held in Oyo town, Oyo State.
Rev. Dr. Peter Oludipe who ministered on the theme ‘For I Dwell Among Mine Own People’ noted that it is in dwelling we can get to God and he will release himself to us, saying the first benefit you enjoy in the secret place is adequate and you are heavily guarded.
Bamiloye in his remark during an interview session on NTA Oyo noted that ANCEDRAM is an association that teaches the gospel in a way that will teach the society, adding that the association is also building its members in a way to help the church, youth, etc in becoming useful in the society.
He further stated that an ideal Christian Drama will not pronounce nudity, showcase immorality, saying it is very easy to separate between gospel films and secular films. He also revealed that gospel movie production is a ministry and profession and there is need for training.
The drama evangelist concluded by advising youths that there is a gift planted in them that God want to use, admonishing that they should discover the gift God put in them and use it for the glory of God.
For his part, Pastor Paul Adaramola while reacting to a question of nudity in films noted that if there is nudity in a film such is not a Christian drama and such is not part of ANCEDRAM. He reiterated that all films produced are meant for outreaches and if there is nudity in any film no one will use it for outreach.
The National Publicity Secretary, Evang. Finest Uwaoma affirmed that ANCEDRAM helps in building the church, interpreting the word of God and many homes have testified through drama from ANCEDRAM.
The congress which started yesterday will showcase seminars, workshops, film premiere, training, teaching for youths and singles and will last for three days.
Representing the association at NTA Oyo were Evang. Mike Bamiloye who is the chairman of the association Board of trustee, Pastor Paul Adaramola who is treasurer of the Board of Trustee, and National Publicity Director, Evang. Finest Uwaoma with other delegates from the association.
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