As the Dunamis International Church is celebrating her 25th anniversary; yesterday in Abuja at the church headquarters, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E A Adeboye and his wife visited the church to celebrate with them on the occasion of the church silver jubilee.
Welcoming the cleric amid cheers and excitement from congregation, Dr. Paul Enenche recalled his first encounter with Pastor Adeboye in the late 70s as a young boy in Otukpo, Benue State.
He recalled “Sir, but if there is any fruit you have produced in the world, here is one standing. We are part of your spiritual genealogy and we are happy to be a part of that spiritual lineage. You have been involved in our lives from very early; '78, '79. I was 11 years old when you came to Otukpo in Benue State and then I encountered your ministry. Since then, of the global generals worldwide, you are the first whose ministry I encountered at that early age. I remember one of your associates then, Pastor David Cole was instructing me on how to be fervent in the Lord, how to fast and pray and remain with God and that seed left an indelible mark.”
“Sir, we want to let you know that your labour globally is appreciated and I know that you know
“Our leader then, brother Victor who was your ardent disciple. He was very impactful at that time and then 19 years ago, when we were only 6 years old, you visited us in the Area One Church under the canopy we set, 2002 titled; "No More Tears".
“You ministered powerfully and since then we have been in touch. When this construction was on, you came to the ground, drove round and prophesied upon the land and the building. You were thankful to God that this kind of property was available.
“On my 50th birthday, you would have come in person but you sent video message and also sent very strong delegation, your right -hand man and son; Pastor Leke was there in person with others. I'm saying all these, I'm sure you are aware but just to let you know that we value you, we honour you, we respect you and to let you know that we are fully conscious of your deposit in our lives. We are on this lineage and God has proved that who you follow determines what follows you. Your company determines your accompaniment. You cannot walk with giants and take dwarf steps. God has helped us and we glad.
“Mama, we thank You so much. The simplicity of Mummy is on another level. One day we were at the Redemption Camp, she was busy working and trying to serve the Pastors and my wife rushed at her; "Oh Mummy, don't do anything. We are here, let's serve". She refused vehemently: "No! I'm going to continue serving the people. That is why we are here". I heard the message that day "That is why we here". That's why I'm around here to serve as well as that is what brought us to this level - service. She continued to serve that day. If you want to serve, do your own service but I will do my own service.
“Please Sir, permanently remember that you have a deposit, a lineage, a seed and in our little way, God is helping us to reproduce the impact that your life has made. Two, three years ago, he was meant to go to North America for the North America Redeemed Congress and he was not able to go and he said to me, that I should go and represent him there at the North America Congress of RCCG and I don't take any of those for granted.”,
Meanwhile, Pastor Adeboye said he was happy over what God is doing through his servant, Dr. Paul and God’s handmaiden, Dr. Mrs. Becky Enenche.