From Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
The wife of governor of Oyo State, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, over the weekend said she was working towards becoming a pastor before she clocks 60.
She spoke during the bi-monthly prayer meeting by Women Intercessory Network (WIN) at Remembrance Arcade, government House, Agodi Ibadan.
WIN comprises of Christian Women Group that come together to pray for communities, People-Groups and Nations of the world to live in peace, prosperity, enjoying and propagating the blessings of God for progressive development of human society.
She also tasked the women in the state on roles to promote development in the society through their fervent prayers for their immediate family and the society at large.
She said: “Part of my achievements so far in life was that I was recently ordained as deaconess and this is in line with my dream to become a pastor before I clock 60 years of age.
“I have embarked on pastoral courses and I believe before I clock 60 years, I would have graduated to become the pastor so that I will be more spirit filled because I see God as only reason I’m so much blessed”
In her message to women, Mrs. Ajimobi said they should learn how to make use of their tongue positively and stop cursing their husbands or children but pray for them and above all learn how to control their anger.
“And to make the state the best place to live, we should learn how to pray for the state and the government of the day to be successful in the affairs of steering the ship of the state”, she urged.
In her sermon themed, ‘fruitfulness’, Pastor (Mrs.) Bunmi Salami, preaching from the scripture, John 15:16 said fruitfulness is a gateway to kingdom of God and one of the promises of God.
She said fruitfulness means increase and multiplying in both spirit and body.
Pointing out that everything that happens in the physical had already existed in the spiritual, Pastor Salami said: “On this note, I enjoin everybody especially women to be mindful of the use of their tongues and I urge the women on need to always pray for their husbands and children and eschew all forms of curses on them.
“Your prayers will not only bless your family, it will lead to good things that will promote development and well-being of the society at large”, she urged.