Fortitude is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is having the mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, and danger. Courage brothers. Christ, our brother, never said that we would not suffer. He said that we would be persecuted just as He was persecuted (John 15:20). All manner of malicious lies have been told about the NCW and its founder. This is a white persecution we are facing.
However, rejoice and be glad! This persecution and suffering brings us closer to Christ. This persecution is our opportunity of bringing us closer to holiness. The NCW already has its first martyr, Benedict Daswa, in South Africa. He was murdered because of his faith. Our suffering is being taken up by our brother and Lord Jesus Christ who always walks before and beside us. So, rejoice and be glad. Continue to pray for those who persecute us. Pray for them and forgive them.
Remember the Apostles who were once fearful men. With the gifts of the Holy Spirit, they were able to face adversity and all kinds of persecution. They were able to go to their deaths, singing with joy. With God's grace, they were able to love their persecutors. We pray and ask God for this same grace. So remain strong and steadfast in faith brothers.