THE STORY OF MY LIFE WON’T BE COMPLETE IF I DON’T DEDICATE A WHOLE CHAPTER TO PASTOR PELUMI OYEWOLE: MY EPISTLE TO MY SAMSON WHO SET FIRE ON MY TAIL AND I’M STILL RUNNING WITH THE FIRE TO INVADE MORE TERRITORIES
I gained admission as a wonderer, I was tired of the christian experience before I gained the admission and sins that easily beget me were at war against me as they desired to lay hold on me again in full expression.
I said to myself, “now that I’m off the streets of Lagos those that think I’m a new man after denying my old ways can’t have a watch over me here in the university that I’m back to being a campus gangster”.
I laced my red “Converse All Star” foot wear as usual, fly the read polo and the red “G-shock” wrist watch made a perfect fit. Off to the party I go again, it was “Olamide” storming AAUA this time with the popular hit song “Eni Duro (you won’t wait)”.
Truly we didn’t wait to finish the party when he started “ministering”, the anointing of violence filled the atmosphere and sounds of gun shot was like a rushing mighty wind. Attacks upon attacks of different cult groups and the windows was the best route of escape. I ran to the hostel on the same speed Elijah used to over take the chariots of Ahab but the chariots I overtook was the cars of some other folks who are also trying to escape from the violent zone.
After this incidence, some folks got their eyes on me and also woed me to “belong” to a cult group. I started coming to the understanding of why I needed help and couldn’t believe that I could backslide after some months of being saved before gaining admission.
I was in my room one day, very early in the morning after moments of thoughts of retracing my steps. I heard a very loud voice like thunder rattling in tongues from afar. When the day dawn, I asked some folks in the hostel who was praying and they told me it was “Pastor Pelumi” the Joint Campus Christian Fellowship President as usual.
I said to myself, I need to meet him since I’m privileged to have a pastor stay opposite my hostel. I saw him later that morning greeted him and told him I desired to see him that evening. He has never met me before and I discovered telling him that I’m a student “Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry” department as a fresher first caught his attention when I introduced myself because he was also in that department.
He spoke with me calmly and I could feel a strong love in his utterances, I felt very comfortable with him as he said “Bro. David, I will see you in the evening”
Evening came, I went around 9 pm when I discovered that there was light reflection in his room as I peeped. I walked into his room, explained everything to him with some signals I had lately about how God would desire to use me.
I told him to pray with me that night but to my amazement, he didn’t. He said he would leave me with just one word “if you give your all to God, God would establish you in propagating His kingdom and if you desire the other way, you will also make impacts in advancing darkness on the earth, I leave you with a choose sir. Good night”.
I walked out of the room to my room and I became restless. I could not sleep, the words were burning in my heart and I was praying for morning to dawn so I can see him to tell him I have made up my mind to serve God in right earnest. I saw Pastor Pelumi and the journey began.
I remembered I didn’t know the books of the bible and I was surprised to see the book of “Corinthians” in my bible. Pastor gave me and recommended some book materials by Kenneth Hagin, Benny Hinn, Robert Liardon and so on. Folks in Redeemed Christian Fellowship also took hold of me, Bro. Olatunji Omotayo and others.
I started spending hours in prayers, read over 10 chapters of the scriptures per day, connected with folks of like passion on campus and Pastor continued to follow me up closely. I discovered, there are other folks he also caught young and told us we would all be meeting for the first time together.
Pastor’s first assignment to us corporately was to engage us in a 7-days Marathon fasting and prayers with daily vigil. This process continue as he told us this is what we would be doing when the university is on break and we would resume before others do. I wanted to run away but I couldn’t, I also concluded with some other folks that Pastor does not like us. I said to myself “how can a growing believer be drilled like this, this should be my days of little beginning”.
If you see Sowore Samuel, Ayodele Tosin, Abaire Olawale, Lincoln Bunmi, Adebayo Misheal, Faborode Adeleke, Kolade B-wealth, Afolayan Opeyemi, Oshin David, Victor David and many others. We continued and waxed stronger semester by semester with this drillings with more demands.
After two years as Pastor Pelumi left campus, we all exploited. We continued to burn, set men of fire and territories on campus on fire. We saw diverse salvations of men, miracles, healings, deliverances and many strange experiences.
I must tell you this sir, I would have belong to the other side but now I belong to the supernatural clique of men. I would have been a cultist on campus but before I left campus, I saw to saving two cultists from darkness by God’s grace after my encounter with them. The impacts I have experienced and still experiencing continues in volumes.
I can say with others that what you left in us via impactations haven’t left any of us. We are all still connected and it has been good reports upon good reports. None of us is dragging or lagging behind. We are sustaining the fire and the oil on our heads has not gone stale. When we see ourselves, we tell ourselves that we haven’t started, we are just warming up.
Thanks for being all that you are to us over the years, Happy birthday sir. I join others to also write this short epistle.