To God be the glory, we had the first “Meet & Greet” event in Canada on Saturday, November 12, 2011. It was a glorious time in the presence of the Lord. Brethren came from various parts of Southern Ontario, Canada. IVCUAF members in attendance include Sis Toyin Adebiyi (Nee Obasa) from Whitby, Bro Niyi Oduntan also from Whitby, Sis Doyin Oyenuga (Nee Fadare) from Burlington, Sis Yemisi Ogunjimi (Oluyomi) from Etobicoke, the coordinator and host of the event, Bro Adeoye Adegorite from Brampton and Bro Mike Araba, the coordinator for IVCUAF-North America Chapter who drove all the way from Cleveland, Ohio, USA (about 7 hours drive) to fellowship with the Canadian brethren on this first-of-its-kind event in Canada.
Major highlights of the program include refreshing worship time led by Sis Toyin Adebiyi, special ministration in songs by Sis Yemisi Ogunjimi (a recording gospel artist), amazing testimonies of divine healing and God’s faithfulness by Bro. Niyi Oduntan & Sis Doyin Oyenuga and seasoned word from the Lord shared by Bro Michael Araba. Some brethren also participated via the internet through live streaming of the event. Bro Busuyi Adebiyi joined us online from Lagos, Nigeria. Sis Siyanbola connected from Baton Rouge, Lousiana, Sis. Layide – State College, Pennsylvania.
Taking his text from Gen 11:31 for his short exhortation, Bro Mike admonished the brethren to see their being in North America as God ordained plan with a divine purpose, which is beyond just the mere economic reasons. He also used the opportunity to underscore the vision of the North America chapter and the desire to hold more of this type of event in other parts of Canada and the US. The next target is to have this in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) in order to cover that region of North America.
Bro. Deoye Adegorite – Brampton, Canada