God’s Glory Abides School tops Bible competition

The first position in the Maiden Edition of the Primary Schools Bible Competition based on the text “My 100 Best Level Bible Stories”, organised by the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) was clinched by the duo of Ademakinwa Momolaoluwa aged eight and Emmanuel Nwadishi aged 10, both in Primary 5 at God’s Glory Abides School, Lagos. Each of them went home with prizes such as a gold medal, school bag, phone, copy of the Holy Bible, certificate and a plaque for the school.

The second position went to Tane Crescent Primary School, Surulere while Toddlers Private School, Surulere took the third position and representatives of both schools also went home with diverse prizes including phones.

Speaking at the occasion, Programmes and Production Manager (BSN), Mrs Grace Benjamin, who represented the General Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (BSN), Pastor Samuel Sanusi, hinged organising the competition on the fact that every Nigerian need to interact with the Word of God irrespective of age.

“This is the reason we came up with this competition with a view to ensuring our children in primary schools also have the opportunity to interact with the Word of God and read and understand the Bible their parents bought for them.

“We are aware of the fact that parents are so busy these days to the point that they do not have time to read the Bible with their children.

“However in the course of preparing these children for this competition, teachers and parents have helped them to be closer to the Bible because with what we witnessed today, these children actually studied and prepared for the competition as many of them got the answers correct, even questions that adults would find difficult to answer,” she said.

She advised the children to continue with the spirit of the competition for in doing this, they will make the nation better. Benjamin also called on both parents and teachers to encourage more participation in the coming editions.

Ademakinwa, who was visibly excited for her school to come first, gave the glory to God who helped her to study both in school and at home while preparing for the competition. Nwadishi said he read his Bible with full concentration for almost two weeks and God has rewarded him by making his school come first.

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