Thursday July 13, the Redemption City of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was a beehive of activities. It was the 75th birthday of the Mother-in- Israel and wife of the General Overseer, Pastor Mrs Folu Adeboye.
The colourful celebration started with a birthday lecture theme: “Effective Teaching and Discipleship Through Christian Education” delivered by former University of Lagos VC, Prof Toyin Ogundipe.
Ogundipe, the guest speaker at the event, said that effective teaching and discipleship would raise generations that would actively participate in nation-building by promoting virtues and spiritual growth.
The lecture was followed by a reception in honour of the celebrant and her husband, the revered man of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye revealed his romantic side by again professing his undying love to the wife of his youth whom he described as pillar and source of strength.
In celebrating his wife’s milestone, he wrote:
As we celebrate this momentous day, marking your 75th birthday, I want to express my deepest love and admiration for you.
Throughout the years, you have been the pillar of our family, a source of strength and inspiration, and my most cherished companion.
Our shared journey has been adorned with happiness, laughter, and the occasional hurdle. Yet, amidst it all, your unwavering love and support have illuminated my path. Your wisdom, grace, and kindness have touched the lives of those around us, and I am forever grateful to have you by my side.
As we reminisce on the beautiful memories we have woven together, I am reminded of the countless moments that have defined our love. From the simple joys of everyday life to the grand adventures we have embarked upon, each experience has been enriched by our togetherness.
Today, as we honor your remarkable 75th birthday, I want to celebrate the incredible person you are. Your selflessness, compassion, and generosity serve as an inspiration to us all. Your love knows no bounds, and your unwavering dedication to our family has been awe-inspiring.
I consider myself truly blessed to call you my wife, and I am filled with gratitude for every single day we have spent together. You have been my rock, my confidante, and my partner in all aspects of life. Your presence in my world is a priceless gift that I cherish beyond measure.
On this special occasion, I wholeheartedly wish you a joyful 75th birthday, my love. May this day be brimming with happiness, laughter, and an abundance of blessings. As we continue on this journey together, I eagerly anticipate creating more beautiful memories and growing old gracefully by your side.
Happy Birthday, and may God bless you abundantly, @pastorfoluadeboye.
Also President Bola Tinubu praised the celebrant, for her Christian virtues, devotion to her highly-respected husband, the church, and family values.
In a press statement signed by his Special Adviser, Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Dele Alake, noted with admiration many of the outreach programmes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God targeted at rehabilitating drug addicts and the poor spearheaded by Mrs Adeboye.
“I celebrate this Godly woman, Pastor Folu Adeboye, on her 75th birthday. We are inspired by her devotion to the work of God, family values, and the downtrodden among us. Mrs Adeboye’s generosity of spirit and unflinching commitment toseeing that young people live value-guided life will continue to be a guide and beacon to many.