By Marco Robinson
On September 16, 2018, F.O.R.C.E. Ministries kicked off the semester strong, with their first worship service. After a long week of classes, extra curricular activities, and work, it was liberating to start the Sunday in God’s presence.
The service began with an opening prayer, which was led by the Ministries’ Recording Secretary, Jourdan Davis-Dewitt.
Following that prayer, students were granted the opportunity to share testimonies about what God had done for them throughout that week. The room was filled with laughter when one particular participant – Ashley Hannays, jokingly shared her experience about the challenges of getting to church, because her dad is not saved, but her mom is. She said, “My daddy not saved, my mama is, I said, ‘MAMA I gotta get to Church!”
Another heartfelt testimony was given by Cierra Major-Collazo who said, “F.O.R.C.E. Ministries changed my life, if it wasn’t for F.O.R.C.E. I wouldn’t be the person that I am today.”
The Gospel Choir sang two praise and worship songs that definitely set the atmosphere for the sermon that would be presented before the congregation. Marco Robinson, President of F.O.R.C.E. Ministries, presented a sermon entitled, ‘You Have Been Bleeding For Too Long, But Your Faith Shall Make You Whole.”
Marco Robinson described the challenges of being a college student, while struggling with issues internally. He later revealed a shocking testimony – describing his struggle with anxiety. This of course, invited the presence of God into the atmosphere, for there were so many who seemed to be moved by the sermon.
Tiffany Langhorne spoke about the service saying, “It was very moving and encouraging to all students regardless of classification. The DSU Gospel Choir combined with F.O.R.C.E. Ministries felt like home.”
Overall, the worship service was amazing and anyone is encouraged to attend.