CFM’s New year message 2023
Dear Esteemed Chaplains,
May the Grace and Peace of The Most-High be unto you in Jesus’s Name, Amen!
I want to use this medium therefore to thank you all for your unwavering support, dedication, commitment, and selfless service under this Commission to crystalize the vision of the Divine Institute of Chaplaincy.
To The Glory of God, major milestones were recorded in 2022.
DICCI-CORPS Had a commissioning and leadership summit in the following countries.
Angola 🇦🇴, Brazil 🇧🇷 , Ivory Coast, Chad 🇹🇩 , Dubai UAE 🇦🇪 and within the States in Nigeria 🇳🇬 some virtual students graduated from USA 🇺🇸 Europe 🇪🇺, etc.
We had a successful National Peace Summit at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel Victoria Island Lagos to open the year February 2022. We had another town hall meeting at IKOTUN LGA Lagos State in June with Widows Empowerment.
DICCI-CORPS AWARDS GALA In Dubai July 2022 was a huge success with delegates from different Nations and a successful end-of-the-year party at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel Victoria Island Lagos on 3rd December 2023
The Chaplaincy grew in leaps and bounds During the year, Commands were inaugurated in Nations, and more organizations were chartered. The past year witnessed a bee-hive of activities, compared with the previous years. Our attraction and retention strategies enabled the enlistment, training, and commissioning of new cadets and Officers across the States and Nations. Officers and Men of the Corp were upskilled, deployed into different Service Platforms, Promoted, and Decorated. Some notable men of integrity in different callings were also honored and decorated with the Chaplaincy Corp Special Marshal Investiture.
Miss World United Nations was Appointed The Face of Dicci-Corps 2023/2024.
It was indeed a successful year.
During the year also, despite some challenges, training took place in some States and Country Commands, and over 200 Chaplains were added to the organization Globally
And over 100 Leaders graduated around the world in Humanitarian Peacekeeping courses as our contribution to The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Find below some strategic goals for 2023:
# Increased membership campaign/attraction and training of cadets to raise more Chaplains
# Designation of more training Units and special training of trainers for sustained training deployment in both old and newly created units.
# Deployment of Officers to different Service Platforms under the Chaplaincy Corp (eg ‘Don’t Let Them Cry’ Chaplaincy Outreach for the hospitals and Charity homes and Legal Aid Chaplaincy Support Outreach for the Police Detainees and Awaiting Trial Victims; The Chapol Corp; The Intelligence Corp and The International Service Corp etc)
# Special Corp training of interested officers in line with their choice of Service areas and passions
# More investiture of Corp Special Marshals to Increase the number of special Marshals for effective leadership council.
# Extension and Creation of more international chapters, planting, and cross-posting of the officers into the international Chaplaincy Service Corp.
# Plan and successfully host International Programs, Events , and Conferences.
From the strategic goals listed above, 2023 will be studded with activities.
I, therefore, call for the renewal of your resolve to serve God under the platform of the DICCI Corps, for He who is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, will no doubt reward you abundantly, at the least expected time.
Come join me for greater exploits in 2023 under the DICCI platform.
Remember, What is Divine is Divine. Bringing Out The Champion In You.
May this Year bring radiance into your World and Light up Your Path throughout the year, May God Crown this Year with His Goodness (Ps 65:11) to enable you to finish Well & finish Strong; Happy New year,
Prof. Gen Christian Nwanne,
The Chaplain Field Marshal & Global President of DICCI Corps and Chairman UCSNYAfrican Region.