Saturday, December 14, 2013

Church of God Mission holds Festival of Lights



For those of you familiar with Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, this is Church of God Mission at Faith Arena, the whole place has been lighted up, my inquiries reveal there are thousands of lights being used. It is breathtaking and beautiful. 
The Church of God Mission will be hosting the biggest family event in Benin City on Friday, December 20, 2014, its tagged; A Spectacular Christmas; Light of Life. It promises to be an unforgettable event; prayers are ongoing to ensure at least 200 souls will be won for Christ and Timi Dakolo will also be debuting his  Christmas song. Don't miss it, I won't by Gods grace. Check out more pictures...





Friday, December 13, 2013

HOUSE ON THE ROCK, BENIN THANKSGIVING SERVICE



If you are in Benin on Sunday December 15, 2014, do yourself a favor and attend the thanksgiving service of House on the Rock, Benin its going to be unforgettable. There will also be a widow's outreach, we are sharing 200 bags of rice to widows all over Edo State, you can send in your donation from anywhere in the world. Remember God cares passionately about orphans and widows; what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. The pictures will be uploaded on Sunday by God's grace. Shalom.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tribute to Nelson Mandela





It took me a while to pay  tribute to this great man because I was meditating on what his 95 years on the earth meant personally to me. I have been able to sum up the life of Madiba in two words, Faith and Patience. He believed to the uttermost that his change would come and he waited for it. During the years of negotiation, Mandela and his party were offered many deals but they would not settle for less. I have learnt to believe that I can have exactly what I want if I believe it to the point of death and I do not settle for less.

I have learnt to believe that I can win the war against evil in my life, in government, in the workplace, in the society by persevering; no matter what the challenges are. Madiba and the ANC were a minority; propaganda labelled them as terrorists, their voice were being stifled by intimidation and oppression yet they pressed ahead, I have learnt to fight with what I have, where I am, tenaciously; without a doubt that if I believe and wait for it, my change, my freedom, my deliverance will come.

Thank you for giving your life for Africa and the world, we will never see a man like Nelson Mandela in our lifetime, let us hold on to his words and learn from his actions. I am going back to read his biography, "Long Walk to Freedom". I believe dead men live on through their books. It is my prayer that we all catch the revolutionary spirit of this great warrior and begin to fight for freedom in our individual spaces.

We can be totally free and we can be totally happy and celebrated but we must believe and wait for our change to come.

Adieu Madiba the Greatest!

Monday, December 9, 2013

D.J Gosporella Testifies!






Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I apologise for not posting in a while, my blog had demons preventing me from posting ...LOL! and I just cast them out in the name of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is indeed a teacher, I asked Him what to do and He gave me a solution to a problem I had been trying to solve for over 2 months! Thank You Jesus.
I bring you the testimony of D.J Gosporella, he is the pioneer strictly gospel music Disc Jockey in Nigeria today; a professional gospel DJ with over 20 years’ experience, he D.Js at Christian events, weddings, birthdays and corporate events and he also anchors gospel zone on The Beat 99.9 FM every Sunday between 7-11 am. 


Enjoy...




www.mytestimonys.blogspot.com: How did you become born again?


D.J Gosporella: I became born again while in tribulation. I had need of money to execute a contract and I didn't have it. The person I met for a loan didn't have but offered me Christ instead and he said "if you accept Christ now, by tomorrow morning, your money problem will be solved". I did and the issue was solved by the next day. That was 20 years ago. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Nation, Not A Tribe by Femi Fani-Kayode



I was born on October 16th in the year of our Lord 1960 and consequently I celebrated my 53rd birthday last week wednesday. It was a quiet low-key affair in which, as is customary with me, I spent most of the day in fasting, prayer and sober reflection, surrounded by my loved ones, thanking the Lord for granting me yet another year of life and for delivering me from the hands of my numerous detractors and enemies. I also took the time to thank my dear wife and soul mate Regina, for standing by me through thick and thin and for being such a blessing and my darling children who have had to put up with a father that is fast becoming one of the most controversial, misrepresented and misunderstood figures in Nigerian modern history- a title which I neither crave nor relish. May God bless them and all my numerous siblings, loved ones, friends, associates, collaborators, readers and well wishers for their encouraging words and constant love and support.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Apostle Lawrence Achudume Testifies



Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you the testimony of Apostle Lawrence Achudume, a man who carries the anointing of the Holy Spirit to raise the dead, heal the sick and also to mentor the leaders of Nigeria in fulfilling God’s will for our great nation.
Apostle Lawrence Achudume is the Overseer of Victory Life Bible Church; a fast growing church located in Abeokuta with branches in many countries of the world. Our meeting was by chance but I have no doubt it was ordained by God. I want to thank Pastor Benson Akhigbe of Firm Foundation for making this interview possible.



In this interview, he shared on his ministry, marriage, Boko Haram and God’s plan for Nigeria. Excerpts… 

www.mytestimonys.blogspot.com; You planned to be a politician, how did God call you?
Apostle Lawrence Achudume: It happened during my prayer and fasting on how to change Nigeria having seen all forms of oppression and evil, injustices done to the weak in the society. My initial dream was that if the military was still in power by the time I graduated, I would go to Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) become a captain and be involved in whatever coup that would be planned and if it was politics, I would be involved. I got involved in politics; NPN many years ago. The dream was to have a better society and a better Nigeria.
It was in the course of praying and fasting that God said to me, ‘Go and raise a people that will be and not you’ that’s how the ministry came about.  I struggled with it for some time; different prophecies came in the course of people praying for me because of my ill health. Many people I never even shared the vision with told me God said I had not obeyed the call to ministry. From that day, I decided to obey, I got up and I moved and the sickness disappeared. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

AND SHE SAID YES!


I proposed to the woman of my dreams and she said YES! The proposal is totally unforgettable so I thought to share it.


We were at Oba Tejuoso's palace in Abeokuta to interview him for the blog. Whilst introducing ourselves, he asked who the beautiful lady sitting next to me was, I explained that she was my fiancee, Olori Olabisi and Olori Omolara were present while the introduction was going on; when they heard me introduce her as my fiancee, they asked if I had asked her to marry me; I replied that I was waiting for the ring. It was at that point they said' 'at least ask her'. So right in front of Oba Tejuoso, Olori Olabisi and Olori Omolara I proposed! Olori Omolara took pictures then Oba Tejuoso prayed for us.


This is the best proposal I could ever wish for, God blew my mind! Leke Alder once said that a good woman is God's proof of His mercy on your life. I totally believe it and I thank God for giving me a beautiful, Godly woman. I am truly a blessed man. I love you so much baby mmmwah!


I chose a sapphire stone embellished with diamonds because the bible said in Isaiah 54;11 that God would lay our foundation with sapphires. A sapphire is a very solid rock so it symbolises a strong foundation. 



Monday, September 30, 2013

My Nation, My Responsibility by Iyke Samuels


Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, to celebrate Nigeria's 53rd independence, I will be sharing an article written by my father and pastor; Pastor Iyke Samuels of House on the Rock, Benin. This is one of the best articles I have read because it actually profers practical solutions to the challenges of our great nation. If we are to experience change in Nigeria, it must begin with you! Excerpts...



MY NATION, MY RESPONSIBILITY!

It’s our independence and I want to channel my thought towards building a great, admirable and formidable nation.
I have to salute and appreciate all that played a major role in bringing Nigeria to where she is now.

Nigeria is unquestionably and undoubtedly a great country. The question that will quickly come up would be: "if we are that great, why are we faced with so many problems?" My answer would be: “It’s part of greatness”. Ask a truly successful person, he would tell you how many times he failed. Failure is ugly to the ears, but failure is the first step to success. Anyone who has not failed before cannot truly maintain success.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Oba Tejuoso Adedapo Adewale CON Testifies!






Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

I bring you the testimony of an elderly statesman I have long admired, I went to school with some of his children and whenever he visited Bowen University those days, you could tell that a king was in town. He has always been regal and grand. he combines the wisdom of Solomon with a heart after God like David.   Meeting him close and personal was a dream come true, meeting him is totally unforgettable to me, I promise to share when the time is right.

He recently clocked 75, and at his age, Oba Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso CON has seen it all, he has succeeded in everything he has ever set out to do in life, as a matter of fact his Insignia of office reads,' He touches nothing that he does not adorn'. He has been a successful medical doctor turned industrialist and now a king, He is the Karunwi III, Oranmiyan, Osile Oke-Ona Egba of Abeokuta, Ogun State. He is descended from a long line of nobility, he is the only son to the late Iyalode Tejuoso, the first woman industrialist in Nigeria whom the famous Tejuoso market in Lagos is named after. 

As a christian monarch, he has eradicated idol worship in all the regions he presides over, he is also the Chairman, Governing Council of the Prison Rehabilitation Mission International (PREMI), we will share that testimony very soon. In this article which he presented at the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship, he advised and encouraged kings to eradicate idol worship and serve the only Living God. Excerpts...



Bringing the Royal Fathers and their Kingdoms out of Darkness into Light

Friday, August 16, 2013

Watch Amena Brown's "You"


Hello everyone, I thought you should see this video, I came across it for the first time two years ago and it still blows my mind. Her name is Amena Brown and she is so talented, I hope to do what she does someday. Enjoy...


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Former Victoria Secret model launches gospel clothing line



Kylie Bisutti, is a former Victoria Secret model and she just launched a new clothing line which she uses as a medium to preach the gospel; she quotes  bible verses on jeans,tops and accessories.
Bisutti hopes to reverse the current moral decline in schools and in the society.
She says the purpose of using Bible verses on clothes is not only to spread the gospel but the company says it could also be the first introduction to God's word for some children. She calls her brand 'God Inspired Fashion'. What are you doing to promote Jesus?


De Covenant Testifies!


De Covenant is one of the fastest growing gospel groups in Nigeria today, very anointed, very energetic and passionate. 
 I hooked up with Lawrence Enweriku Chidi and Isaac Obiova, the founders of the De Covenant recently and they shared on how the group started and the status of gospel music in Nigeria.Isaac also shared that he is engaged and will be getting married sometime this year. Congrats in advance.


Excerpts...

www.mytestimonys.blogspot.com : How did De Covenant start?
By the grace of God, we were led to begin, we started in 2010, by September 25, 2013,we will be three years old.  We have been singing from childhood, we are very close family friends.

www.mytestimonys.blogspot.com: What do you think Gospel artists need to do; there is so much difference in terms of music quality and creativity between the gospel artists and the secular artists? 
De Covenant; The first question we should ask the gospel artists is are they singing because they love God or they are singing because they want money?  Most gospel artists today are not born again, we only have a few of them that are sound, who know what they are doing, only few can place what they do side to side with the scripture, a lot of them just want to sing.  

What is reigning now is that gospel artists are trying to copy secular artists. Everybody is doing dancehall, the thing is people are supposed to copy from us because music started from the church and the guys who are doing good music secularly are from the church.  Take for instance, Terry G and Dbanj, they started from the church but today, we see that the church wants to copy them so we have lost it just like the scripture says, “they only have the form of godliness but they deny the power”.

www.mytestimonys.blogspot.com; How lucrative is gospel music?
De Covenant; Somebody once said when you have God, you have gold, you can’t serve God and not be served.  We enjoy gospel music and I love what I do, I don’t do what I do because of what I want to get.  We are not doing gospel music because of money, but we are doing gospel music to fulfill purpose and destiny.  The bible says, “The husband man that laboureth shall be the first partaker of the fruit.” If you have labored, God who has given you the vision is more than able to also make the provision to run the vision.  That is our philosophy about life and we can tell you that The Covenant is not set up because we want to make money.  It’s not a profit making music band, we are an outreach band called to bless people, reach out to the unreached, the motherless and the fatherless. We know something for sure, if we do this, we can’t lack.  You can’t give and not get.

In the gospel world today, you call a group to come and perform in your church and the first thing they are asking you is how much you are going to pay.  For me it’s funny, they say its packaging and class.  Some of them who hear what I am saying will say I am being too spiritual, the truth is this; if you give God all, God is more than able to make all grace abound to you, that’s why we are shining.
The bible says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness” and everything you need in life will just follow. That’s my philosophy.

www.mytestimonys.blogspot.com; When are you getting married?
Isaac of De Covenant ; I am engaged and will be getting married sometime in the year.  

www.mytestimonys.blogspot.com ; Thank you very much for your time.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PHOTOS FROM MAMA IDAHOSA'S 70TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT



Benin City stood still last night as different celebrities joined Mama Idahosa in celebrating her 70th birthday. We are the first blog anywhere in the world to share these exclusive pictures, we will be bringing you more pictures soon. Enjoy...

Mama and Edo Traditional dancers
Bishop F.E.B
Bovi (at the back), Buchi and Sammy Okposo
Freke and I Go Die
Timi Dakolo and Sammy Okposo
Bishop Fred Addo; he preached a storm...
Mama wanted to win 70 souls for her birthday, God used Bishop Addo's sermon to make that dream happen
Buchi cracked our ribs
Danny D Humorous is sooooo funny
I Go Die
I Go Die received his blessings from Mama, He said,  'something happened to me right now'
Bovi brought down the roof!
Yours Truly

Monday, July 29, 2013

A WORD FOR YERIMA AND THE PAEDOPHILES IN POWER BY FEMI FANI-KAYODE




 
 
I expressed my concerns about the issue of paedophilia and child brides in Nigeria quite extensively in an essay that I wrote last week titled ''A Nation of Perverts and Paedophiles'' which was widely published and which attracted a lot of rejoinders and commentaries from other writers and commentators from both sides of the divide. I do not intend to cover the same ground or repeat the same arguments here but kindly permit me to make a final contribution to the debate in this piece. 

  
The good news is that no matter what anyone thinks or says and regardless of whichever side of the divide one is on when it comes to this issue at least the Nigerian people are now talking about a subject which, hitherto, had been regarded as being ''off limits'' and taboo and which had been essentially swept under the carpet. I commend the Nigerian press, the website magazines, the bloggers and the electronic media for standing firm, rising up to the occasio and bringing the matter alive and one can only hope and pray that they will keep the fire burning by continuing to reflect the heated discussions and various opinions on this issue. I was particularly impressed with and encouraged by the editorials of some of our leading newspapers on this issue including 'ThisDay On Sunday', 'The Nation On Sunday', 'Leadership On Sunday' and 'The Sunday Vanguard' which were all published on Sunday 28th July and which were titled "In Support Of The Girl Child'', ''No Cover For Paedophiles''. ''Much Ado about Child Marriage'' and ''Building Nigeria On Deceit'' respectively. With contributions like that from very serious and credible mediums like those there is still hope for the girl-child in Nigeria. I urge all those that have not read these contributions to please find them and do so. 

MAMA IDAHOSA IS 70!!!






We celebrate the life and times of Archbishop Margaret Idahosa, a great woman of God with the anointing of influence, she is one of the most influential women in Africa and she carries the grace for expansion, everything she touches mutliplies, we join millions of people all over the world to wish Mama, Happy Birthday, as your years are, so shall your strength be. We celebrate you.

There will be a concert for her this evening, Sammy Okposo, Bovi, Timi Dakolo, Buchi and many more will be performing. We will be there to get you all the pictures.

PHOTOS OF TIM GODFREY AND THE COVENANT AT HOUSE ON THE ROCK, BENIN


Tim Godfrey, Moi and Lawrence of The Covenant


It was a concert like no other when Tim Godfrey and the Extreme Crew alongside The Covenant stormed House on the Rock, Benin, they brought the roof down! These people carry the grace for worship, when they hold that mic, the Spirit of God begins to move, we have some pictures for you. We also had an exclusive interview with Tim Godfrey and The Covenant. We will post shortly. Enjoy...


Tim Godfrey and The Extreme Crew



Thursday, July 25, 2013

BISHOP OBI ONUBOGU TESTIFIES!



Hello ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the testimony of Bishop Obi Onubogu, he was the ADC to General Odimegwu Ojukwu during the Biafra War, today he is an anointed man of God, Senior Pastor of the Rock Family Church and President Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in Enugu. 


I am also pleased to inform you that you can also read our interviews on the Gospel Celebrity Column of City People Magazine with Adewale Aladejana, I want to say a big thank you to Mr Seye Kehinde, Publisher of City People Magazine for giving me this privilege.

Rare Men of God; L-R Pastor Iyke Samuels of House on the Rock, Benin and Bishop Onubogu

I also want to thank my father and pastor;  Iyke Samuels of House on the Rock, Benin for making this interview possible. I celebrate you sir.

Enjoy the interview...


www.mytestimonys.blogspot.com; How did you become a born again Christian?

I loved the things of God but I failed to see the God of the things, I was bumping into churches. Believe it or not, one day I woke up at 1am in the morning thinking it was 7 am and I decided to drive to Onitsha. At the Melkin Hill, the police stopped me and asked where I was going, I told them I was headed to Onitsha, they asked if I realised the time, I said it was half past 7, they said it was past 1am, ‘ what are you going there to do’? I said I was going to look for a church where I could go and fellowship and get prayed for and they said there must be something either right or wrong with me. Wherever I saw a night vigil, I went there; I was searching all over the place. 


Part of my life that is closely related to my finding the Lord was my life in exile which I will talk about later but when I came back from exile, I was broken down, confused, I didn’t know what to do next, I didn’t know the God that saved me and kept me alive from the Biafra War, I forgot to recognise the God that kept me in exile, in a foreign country and taught me how to communicate with the people. So I came back still searching.


 One day, I drove my little Volkswagen to the village, I was coming back, it was a1303 SL, a posh Volkswagen. As I was coming, I saw a young girl on the  road and she waved, she needed a lift and I said to myself, ‘Ha, that’s a good one, let me see what will come out of it’. So I picked her, she sat in front of the car, hardly did I drive five minutes when I saw another girl and I thought ‘oh, it will be nice to have two’. So I stopped and she said she was going to Enugu and I asked her to come in. She sat at the back so we took off. Not quite long from where we took off, the one in front said to me , ‘ Brother, I have something to tell you’ and in my mind I said, ‘Brother?! Where did I meet this strange person calling me brother?’ Then the one at the back said, ‘Oh, Sister! I didn’t know you were one of us’. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

YouVersion Bible App passes 100 million downloads




Congrats to Pastor Bobby Grunewald  of LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma and innovator of YouVersion Bible App. as the YouVersion bible app passes the 100 million downloads mark.

 For three years consecutively, Apple has ranked the Bible App among the top 100 free apps. Currently, it's available for virtually every mobile device.
A God idea has no equal!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

WE JUST HIT 20,000 VIEWS IN 5 MONTHS!






I want to give God the Glory, its been all of the Holy Spirit and none of me and I want to thank my viewers worldwide as MyTestimonys Blog hit 20,000 views today.
This blog started on February 23, 2013 and in just five months we have hit 20k, yet this is the least we will ever be because the path of the just is a shining light that shines ever brighter.
I want to thank everyone for your support, may God make your dreams come true. I celebrate you all.

Saudi Arabia sends 2 men to prison for converting Arabian Woman to Christianity



 
The converted Saudi woman


I believe Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of violating fundamental human rights as far as the Freedom of Religion is concerned.
 A Lebanese man was sentenced to six years in prison and 300 lashes for converting a Saudi woman, while a Saudi man was sentenced to two years in prison and 200 lashes for helping her leave the country.

In Saudi Arabia, it is illegal for Muslims to abandon their faith, it is known as apostasy, openly practicing other religions is also illegal.
The Saudi woman (name withheld) has been granted asylum in Sweden