By Dare Fayemi, Oluwafemi Dosu
The President of Mount Zion Faith Ministries, Evangelist Mike Bamiloye has counseled Campus Fellowship on adding humility and meekness to their service while on Campus.
In a Statement entitled “DEAR CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP LEADERS,” and obtained by Gospel Film News, Bamiloye noted that calling them Papa or Mama of the fellowship is a set up, saying it is too early to be called “PAPA!” or “MAMA and being assigned Protocols and Bodyguards on Campus.
Speaking from experience, he disclosed that he once visited a Campus for Ministration and was told the President wanted to see him.
“About two brothers came to call me and we drove, following them as they drove ahead of us to where the President would see me. I got to a block of hostel and they led me up to the second floor. I saw some brothers at the long passage, standing in twos and ones towards the door of the room where the President would see me. I was led to the room and still saw few brothers standing in the room, why I looked ahead of me and saw a brother sitting relaxingly on the bed. He greeted me and I greeted him. We exchanged few words and I left. He just wanted to greet me. So they brought me to him.”
The world-acclaimed filmmaker therefore advised Campus Fellowship Leaders to add humility and meekness to their service on campus, adding that “two men carrying your Bibles, three men bodyguarding you, three sisters serving your foods. Four-five Coolers and Warmers meeting in your room. Six Sisters competing to feed you. Some brothers or sisters washing your clothes and ironing them. Living like a Village King on campus that you would leave behind in one or two years.
“Brother! And you Mama! Elderly ladies kneeling to serve you! Ladies doing your laundries! I am not against respect and honor for the leaders, but know your boundaries and refuse to be set up on a fake Horse.
“You have not even graduated. You have not got married yet. You are not even employed or earning salaries yet, but you are already being served by three or four brothers who are your course mates. You already have protocols and bodyguards. When you graduate from the campus, will you be able to carry chairs and sweep the floor of the church again? Will you be able to carry your Pastor’s Bible when all your own protocols and guards are no more around you? Will you be humble enough to be disciplined by your Pastor when you misbehave? Won’t you graduate from the Campus and wish your Leadership Fantasia life should continue.”
He continued: “Campus Fellowship Leaders, If you know you have a future Ministry and Life Ministerial calling upon your life, the Campus ministry is just a mere foundation laying. Your Campus Ministerial service in the fellowship is merely a foundation laying ceremony, it is never the actual building but the Foundation. No one paint and decorate and garnish the Foundation!
“IF YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A FUTURE MINISTRY, LAY THE FOUNDATION WITH MEEKNESS AND HUMILITY. Jesus, the Saviour of the whole World was born in a Manger not in the Palace.”