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Ogbomoso Chronicles 2019 Day 5: Tuesday 22 October 2019

You are answer to prayers

Refreshment Time

We had a wonderful fellowship in the hotel. Introductions were made and expectations shared. It was humbling as well as aspiring to hear all the responses. Our morning and evening fellowship over the week were very refreshing after a long day’s work and strengthening before we set off. The combination of praise, prayers and prophesies powered many testimonies. The Ogi, yam, a good variety of “swallow” strengthen the body

We marched to the camp site for a praise parade around the town. It initially looked like we were unprepared and disorganised. No leaflets to distribute. No plan to follow. But in the chaos, God was glorified. We walked, danced and spread the gospel with joy in the marketplace, shops and homes.

Sister Comfort and I went into a grocery shop and witnessed to Olatundun, a young lady, who was practicing her make up skills on herself. She owned the shop and was a makeup artist on the side. Within a few minutes of listening to the gospel she gave her live to Christ. I was elated. Sister Comfort was energetic and passionate about souls. In and out she went, spreading the gospel like a wildfire. The leaflets arrived and we intensified our efforts. Jesus saves, he heals, he sets the captives free.

Bro Gabriel Adeyemo using the loud hailer. It is time to repent and embrace a new life in Christ. Jesus is interested in your spirit, soul and body. Free medical treatment, free surgeries, free eye glasses. You will have access to free business empowerment seminars. These messages were booming out of the louder speakers on mounted the pickup truck.

We went from shop to shop, stall to stall, business to business spreading the word like a wild fire. The people were very receptive to the gospel. Commitments were made on the streets. People were prayed for. Many promises to attend were made especially from the youth.  Everyone was joyfully sharing the gospel.

As we were dancing and giving out leaflets, a large party including Rev Kate, Bro Bruce, Sharon, James and Gbenga visited the Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology (LAUTECH). The university has 34,000 students and 600 staff. The Vice Chancellor said, “You are an answer to prayers”. They had discussed the need for a revival in the university. He opened the door to the church for a mission and revival meetings in January 2020.

A courtesy call was made to The Onipetu of Ijeru. He is a full-on Christian with a Mark 16 mandate to take the gospel to the northern part of the country. He operates a Christian radio station. His wife led a worship session in his palace. He was delighted that Liberty had come to set Ogbomoso free.

The same party visited the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi. it was another warm royal welcome.

In the afternoon we came back for a meeting with the planning committee.  Rev Wale Adeyemi and his team had done a lot of work. We mapped out the grounds and re-organised the location of some of the departments to improve the follow. Counselling training was being undertaken while the kitchen was preparing dinner.

Over 300 workers assembled for the Orientation. We covered our ethos, what to expect during the week, how to welcome and love our guests. Bruce took an impartation session.

Reflections

The news of Liberty Ogbomoso had spread like wide fire amongst the indigenes and surrounding towns.  People traveled far and wide to access our offer.  As we were leaving the camp site, a man approached us that they had come from Ibadan for the eye clinic.  He wanted to know where they were going to sleep.  With no accommodation available, he was prepared to sleep on a mat in the hall.  I could only pray that he meets with Jesus tomorrow, the One who opens the eyes of the blind.

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