tribute to mum / Son Jolly I wish this story isn’t real and not truth enough to make a news, alas it is all in the affirmative. Sadness, sorrow and offence has attend all you left behind here, but only solace we find is in this resolve. Behind this vision, ‘‘ with open eye I see nothing but inside my heart i see you, mummy far away but yet close exalted and crowned with dignity and honor ’’ . Closely followed was this voice your’e sad sorrowful and offended yet I am God the Lord Enthrowned, don’t be offended. Mummy was that telephone chat the last time I will here your motherly tone, and little wonder you directed me to HIM and that submission is His not human. Mummy now I know the Theme for this year Women of Worth conference. CROWNED WITH GLORY AND HONOR, indeed you are crowned with honor and Sister Glory is glorified. Again all the Women that attended the conference testified never before like it, and your special gift to all cocation…. Time is short……. Express your burden and desire as a missionary to the dying world. Now we know better that last conversation was a charge from a mother I will live to remember that the rest of my pilgrimage. Enter mummy into your rest and rest from your labou. Your burden for the dying word will be my passion. Mummy you did not dead but just took a transport to the order side were honor and glory is the order. Bye mummy bye see you at the end of this pilgrimage. For sure he said ‘‘ Precious in the sight of the lord is death of his saints, mummy if here with us in the fresh today will expect every living here today to end like the righteous (Ps 116: 15 Num 23: 10) Yours faithfully Son Jolly TOPREC LAFIA
tribute to mummy / From Perpetual And Family.
Mum so it is true, i came to d house ask gladden where s mum Eby and Gods glo she said in d mortuary doing what they are dead ,as am writing i haven't believed is true.mum but we love u and dad cannot plan without u what do u want dad to do,since God needs u and loves u more dan dad and us no problem but tell God our almighty and all knowing to send extra strength,power,holy spirit to daddy, and take glo eby and denis to haven. Dorcas of our time also tel God to help us live like u. Mum am shot of words. God has done what he wishes to do and no one can question God. Mum u empowered my star to shine now u are not here to see it, u promise to come and see my baby u haven't come what of d omuguo ,mum my mother and i was expecting u in my house and my mother was also planing who to give u that day,she will always say u are different and she has never seen a woman so gentle gait and calm that u are a blessed woman . Mum i needed u now but nature says no before this news came because u told me after onitsha u will come.mum ineed u but God needs u more,rest in peace till we meet to part no more. Glory, daughter who does not no life and has know/seen death God knows why he decided to take u d year u finished your NYSC. From Perpetual and family.
tribute to mummy / Pastor McDaniel Nwelih
Pastor McDaniel Nwelih Though I never got to meet you personally, I saw in your daughters "Grace and Grateful" character traits that told me volumes about the kind of home they came from and the kind of exemplary life you lived before them. I looked forward to the day I would meet you, but as God will have it, that will no longer be possible on this side of life. Your legacy lives on in your daughters; continue to rest in the Lord until that day when we all shall be re-united forever.
TRIBUTE TO MUM MARIE / Pastor And Mummy /. ROTIMIDIYA ADEBAYO Pastor and Mummy / ROTIMIDIYA ADEBAYO (Christian Family ) TRIBUTE TO MUM MARIE Ah!!!!!! Just Like that!!!!! You left so soon!!! So sudden!!!! I find it difficult to believe that you left me without a parting word!!!!!! God understands. No doubt I will ever miss you. You are indeed the epitome of your name:
Meek and modest, a mentor and motivator Amiable and altruistic, appreciative, lively and vivacious Responsible and reliable, respective and responsive, resourceful and resolute Industrious, Innovative and Ingenious Enterprising and encouraging, endearing and committed to excellence and details
No wonder God made you to go with Glory to be crowned with Glory and Honour. You are my sister, friend, Mum and confidant. Your parting has created a vacuum. However unto Jesus, the Faithful One who understands everything, The Unquestionable God, I surrender.
condolence/ Rev. (Mrs) C. Olaitan Oni
Ore (as we fondly call each other), little did I know you were sending your last goodbye sms to me on the 27th August 2012 just after you came back from the US. The last line reads “…will like to meet you i Lagos tomorrow, regards to daddy and my loved ones. Good night.” The memories of our last discussion will ever remain with me. You said; “Ore, it is well, we shall make it, we shall rise, God will enlarge our coast. I don’t believe in having something and not sharing with my Ore... Why are we friends? We have come a long way; God will lead us aright… Marie, no single word can be used to describe you to suit what I think about you. You are a gem, kind, humane, caring, supportive, loving, an encourager, a peace lover (always at peace with everyone around you), an embodiment of respect, wisdom, open hearted, very hospitable, very generous, a woman of virtue; I never hear you complain rather always praying to God for a solution, and most importantly a God fearing friend…. Marie, I will never forget our youthful days back in the 70s. All the retreat, camps and conferences we attended together in Lagos, Illorin, Owere, Aba… Monday bible study, Thursday fellowships e.t.c You had an unquantifiable passion for God and His work. Thank you for always being there for me, thanks for the surprise package at my last birthday celebration. I take solace in the fact that “Here a while we must be parted And the flesh it’s Sabbath keep, Waiting in a holy stillness, wrap in peace. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh, glory be to His Holy name. Sleep on at the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ till we meet never to part again. I love You and I will forever miss you. Goodnight Ore Rev. (Mrs) C. Olaitan Oni Lagos.
TRIBUTE TO LATE DOCTOR MARIE ITIOWE (MUMMY). / PASTOR AND SISTER EMMA NWOSU TRIBUTE TO LATE DOCTOR MARIE ITIOWE (MUMMY). MUMMY, YOU WERE LAST SEEN ON THIS PLANET EARTH ON THAT FATEFUL DAY, DRESSED IN PURITY COLOUR, BEAMING WITH SMILES AT ALL WHO SAW YOU AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, ENCOURAGING THEM NOT TO RELENT FROM SERVING GOD, BEARING IN MIND THE REWARD THEREIN. THE NEXT THING THAT WAS HEARD WAS THAT YOU, GLORY AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN CALLED HOME.
MUMMY, YOUR EXIT IS A CONFIRMATION THAT GOD’S WORD IS TRUE, HEAVEN IS REAL AND THE LORD JESUS WILL COME LIKE A THIEF WHEN MEN DO NOT EXPECT.
I JUST RECOLLECTED HOW YOU WERE EMPHASISING THE THEME OF ONE OF TOPREC YOUTHS’ CONFERENCES, “ONLY ONE LIFE” YOUR EMPHASIS WAS THAT WE SHOULD USE THIS LIFE TO DO EXPLOITS FOR GOD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS, DEVOTIONS, ABILITIES LOVE AND LIFE. YOUR ROLE WAS THAT OF A TRANSPARENT AND FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN, A BEFITING WIFE AND TRUE HELPMEET OF GOD’S GENERAL( DADDY ITIOWE), AMIABLE AND ENVIABLE MOTHER, HUMBLE AND CARING WOMEN LEADER. YOU EMPATHISED WITH EVERYBODY, BOTH GREAT AND SMALL, ALWAYS EMPHASISING THAT THIS LIFE IS TEMPORAL AND VERY SHORT.
YOU LEFT INDELIBLE MARKS ON THE HEARTS OF ALL, ESPECIALLY, THE ELECT LADIES OF TOPREC, THE MEN, THE YOUTHS, CAMPUS STUDENTS, CHOIR GROUPS,THOSE WAITING FOR THE WILL OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES, BOTH IN AND OUTSIDE THE OLD PATH REVIVAL COMMISSION. COLLECTIVELY AND INDIVIDUALLY, WE HAVE YOUR POSITIVE INFLUENCES UPON US TO LIVE WITH AND EXHIBIT IN ORDER TO DRAW SOULS INTO THE KINGDOM.
NO WONDER YOU WERE WORKING FOR GOD AS IF TOMORROW WILL NEVER COME. I KEPT WONDERING HOW YOU WERE COPING WITH THE SITUATION, ESPECIALLY DURING PROGRAMMES IN THE CHURCH WHICH ARE REGULAR AND YOU WOULD BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN EVERY ACTIVITY. I NEVER SUSPECTED THAT YOUR TIME IS REALLY VERY LIMITED AND YOUR TARGET VERY HIGH AND THEN, ACCOMPLISHMENTS ENORMOUS. EVERY REASONABLE PERSON WHO CAME IN CONTACT WITH YOU KNOWS YOU ARE A MODEL OF THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN DISCUSSED IN PROVERBS 31: 10. PASTOR AND SISTER EMMA NWOSU
TRIBUTE TO A RARE GEM / Mrs. Olorede My heartfelt condolence to your family and the entire members of The Old Path Revival Commission for the transition of our beloved mother and her daughter. Our consolation is that they are with the Lord now. The Lord Be with you all in this trying time.
Tribute to Mummy Itiowe.
That night when the call came in that you had not returned home, we thought it was a kidnap case. I wish to God it was, then everyone would have rallied round to bail you out. But alsa it was the cold hand of death. When we stood talking that evening with Glory and Ebele smilingly looking on I never knew it was for the last time. I find it difficult to believe that you are gone. The times I have been in the church I kept looking left and right to see you gracefully move around like you do but nothing. Even that instruction I was given to put my hand in yours, we were yet praying to have understanding. Mummy I miss you and so is tbe whole church. We can not ask God why but my mind is filled with unaswered questions. I am glad I got to know you. I found in you a true christian. Good night mummy. Good night lady of worth. Good night graceful lady. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Pr. 31: 30. Rev. Mrs Obioma Onodu.
Dear Sir, We were shocked to hear of the demise of mummy, our sister and our two other brethen in the Lord. We pray that the Lord will strengthen you by His Spirit at this time. Our joy is that they are present with the Lord. We surely miss them in this realm. God be with you. Taiye and Foluso Obafemi We preach Christ crucified, ............. Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
tribute to our mummy
From Excellent Women of Hear the Word of God by Fire Church,Awka. The news of the demise of our mummy Dr Mrs Marie Itiowe came to us as a shock in the early hours of saturday 18th Sept.2012.The word you said repeatedly as we were closing the Women of Worth programme in August "if Jesus tarries".Mummy you impacted positively in the lives of the women of this church.To us we would have loved to be with you on earth to continue enjoying your love,honesty,faithfulness,and a humble life. Mummy the things we saw you doing in the last programme assured us that God has called you to rest and for reward after your service to Him and mankind. We pray that God wil give our beloved Daddy,your children and the entire body of Christ the grace to bear your departure. Rest in Peace till we see to part no more. Mummy is well.
TRIBUTE TO A RARE GEM
The encounters I had with mum when I was in Nigeria showed me she was really a WOMAN OF GOD. Her humility,simplicity,love,understanding,always showed around her. The advice she gave me when I was preparing for my wedding still rings in my brain. MUM,you are a'RARE GEM' indeed. My siblings told me what happened and also had to text me to show how painful the news was. It is well with you. Sis Onyi Italy, Europe. (I was worshipping in TOPREC before I travelled.)
TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL SISTER AND FRIEND
Mummy,we are still reeling from the shock of your departure,which has left us in so much pain. You were an amazon who stood head and shoulders above your contemporaries. You were and is still a blessing to all who knew you. We are consoled that you have left legacies and virtues that will forever keep you alive in our hearts. As a soldier of christ,you have fought the good fight and have gone to take the crown that awaits you. May your gentle soul rest in peace with the lord,Amen. ADIEU MUMMY. Mr an Mrs kenneth chukwuma and family, Jos.
TRIBUTE TO DR MARIE ITIOWE / Mrs. Abiodun Ajala.
Meek Mummy Marie, Meeting you was such a remarkable experience. You immediately struck me as a meek, unassuming and graceful woman. You remained amiable and approachable despite your elevated position and status in life and ministry. I will never forget the earnestness and humility with which you taught and affirmed God’s word on the disposition of a true Christian. One of your texts impacted me as a young convert then: That which I see not, teach thou me: if I have done iniquity I will do no more Job 34:32. You live on Mum; because any time I read that verse which has become one of my favorites, I must remember you. For now, continue to take your deserved rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ whom you served here steadfastly; till we meet at the Golden City. Adieu beloved Mummy. Mrs. Abiodun Ajala.
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT EVANGELIST & A VIRTUOUS WOMAN / Mr &. Mrs Ben OBIKA, Fcimn, Fnimn (mktg) TRIBUTE TO A GREAT EVANGELIST & A VIRTUOUS WOMAN
We hate eulogies. This is because they exaggerate the life that they ought to celebrate. And so, we won’t eulogize Mummy Itiowe, because her life needs no exaggeration.
“The good men perish; the godly die before their time and no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to realize that God is taking them away from evil days ahead”. Isaiah 57 vs 1 The mystery of life and death is exclusively beyond human comprehension. No wonder, an American statesman & scientist, Mr Ben Franklin (1706-1790) in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, on 13 November 1789 said: “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes”. Corroborating Mr Franklin, death no matter when it calls is a harrowing experience. Every person must die, but death is not the end; instead it is a doorway to the spirit world. This is a path we must all tread.
Death is life’s final tragedy! The great equalizer! An ever-looming reminder of mortality! The ultimate thief! An awful finality! The haunting emptiness of the final goodbye! None of us finds it easy to say goodbye to a loved one at death. Admittedly, death with all your above negative qualities, you are fighting a losing battle as far as Mummy Itiowe is concerned. She has triumphed over you.
We are grateful to God for Mummy Itiowe’s fruitful life of service to God and humanity and most importantly, her generous spirit of hospitality. We are grateful that she lived to see some of her children fulfilled. We join our hearts with the immediate family to say to God: Great is Your faithfulness to Mama Dr. Grace nee Itiowe. And to Mummy Itiowe, we say: You were a great mother. You were a great fighter. You were a great evangelist. You were our heroine. You were victorious in death! You have crossed milestone in life. You were a woman of many firsts You have broken so many frontiers You were a rare gem.
Now, more than ever before, we grasp in our spirit, the deep meaning of Psalm 116 vs 15: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints”. This is both a comfort to the dead in Christ, and a challenge to us, the living. And, in this confidence and hope, Mummy Itiowe, we rejoice as we bid you farewell today on your glorious journey home. God bless you……..and everyone here!
Mr & Mrs Ben OBIKA, fcimn, fnimn (mktg) (08177355960 & 08056552047) The Sun Publishing Ltd
CONDOLENCE LETTER / Apostle Godspower Ernest Ebowusi
ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS: Okpuno Mbana Akwu Nnewchi-Nnewi Anambra State
Dear Bishop & Father of Faith,
It is with great shock and sadness that we received the news of the death of our dear Mama and her daughter Dr. Mrs. Marie and Miss Glory Itiowe whose demise took place recently.
She was a devout Christian, a committed wife and mother who raised God fearing and hardworking children that can compete any where in the world.
In all this period of sorrow, please be assured that my family and the church share in your grief.
We take solace in the bible we read and preach, which says (The Dead in Christ shall rise first… 1st Thess. 4:16-18)
It is not over until he comes again and we too will meet with Him to path no more.
Good night dear mama and glory until we meet at the great beyond.
Apostle Godspower Ernest Ebowusi G.O.
A DREADFUL THURSDAY IN SEPTEMBER 2012 / DR. &. MRS. IKE ONYENORAH &. FAMILY.
Pastor (Dr.) A. Itiowe, Old Path Revival Commission, Old Path Close/Nkpokiti Road, Enugu
A DREADFUL THURSDAY IN SEPTEMBER 2012.
It is with horror, grief, and pain that we received the news of the tragic motor accident that claimed the lives of your wife (our mummy); your daughter (our sister) and other loved ones. It was a black Thursday for all of us who know the family. But what can we say? The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and our children forever, that we may do all the words of the law (Deut. 29:29). All glory, honour and thanksgiving be to our good God.
We share in the grief you and your family feel at this time, but we are consoled by the fact that whatever happens will surely fit into God’s plan for us. Daddy, the event is big, but God made you bigger than it is (1 Cor. 10:13). Like gold is fired to refine it; you have been fired to bring out the best in you. My family and I rejoice with you because coming out of this assures us that your Crown of Life is sure (James1:12).
The Almighty God will continue to comfort all of you, and strengthen you more to complete the work you started with mummy regarding the family, the church and humanity. Please accept our hearty condolences. Yours Sincerely,
DR. & MRS. IKE ONYENORAH & FAMILY.
IN HONOUR OF MUMMY / The Ikedinma-Atkinson Family (Sister Chinwe R. Atk
DR. (Mrs.) MARIE ITIOWE / Mrs. Sister Chinwe Ikedinma-Atkinson (Family friend ) It is indeed a painful duty to write this tribute at this time. Still in shock! We cannot understand the ways of the Almighty God but we accept with faith and total submission to His will. Our words cannot totally express how much we love and cherish Mummy. Amazing Precious!!!
Dr. Mrs. Itiowe is an embodiment of love, service, caring, honor, discipline, dignity, intelligence and wisdom in pursuit of the Great Commission. Dr. Mrs. Itiowe was an amazing servant of God. Our Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for enabling Mummy to lead a shining exemplary Christian life: a mother, a sister, a friend, a counselor, a comforter and confidant. We had the privilege of meeting our precious and uniquely caring servant of Lord Jesus Christ in 1990 in Enugu, Nigeria. She brought a lot of shinning light on her Christian mission to us when she came to Enugu. Also, Dr. Mrs. Itiowe has been a source of warmth and joy to us whenever she visited the United States of America on Christian mission. Thank you Mummy for all you did for us in your mission for Jesus Christ in Enugu and beyond. Your gentle, quiet, humble, intelligent and wise demeanor touched all of us, especially the elderly—thank you for the special way you cared for my mother, Sister Rhoda Nwazamoku Ikedinma. Your love and kindness to her drew me very close to you. Mummy, you are a sister indeed in Jesus name. The vacuum your transition to glory has created can never be filled. What a sudden departure! With total submission to the will of Sovereign God, we thank the Almighty God for the privilege of relating with you, a dear beloved faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are an amazing child of God. Our Dear Precious Mummy, you are in our hearts. “Out of the depths [we] cry… , O Lord” (Psalm130:1) It is hard, dear Lord. Only you God can bring comfort.
Pastor Dr. Itiowe: Dear Daddy Itiowe, family and all our brethren in the Lord Jesus Christ, take heart. You are in our prayers. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3). Keep looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ admonished us thus,“…Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27). “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) He is our Solid Rock (1834) by Mote: Edward [Our] hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. [We] dare not trust …, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. When darkness seems to hide His face, [we] rest on His unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale, [our] anchor holds within the veil. His oath, His covenant, His blood, Support [us] in the whelming flood…He then is all our Hope &Stay…
Dear Beloved Mummy rest in perfect peace. You have fought a good fight you have finished your course, you have kept the faith. To God be the glory both now and forever in Jesus name. We love and appreciate you and our Lord Jesus Christ loves you.
The Ikedinma-Atkinson Family (Sister Chinwe R. Atkinson (Mrs.)
TRIBUTE TO DR MARIE ITIOWE / Folakemi Ajala I called her Mummy, not because she was the General Overseer’s wife, but because she treated me like her own daughter. She never passed up an opportunity to ask after my well being and pray for and pronounce blessings over me. Mummy had a grace and dignity that I always thought was otherworldly, and she had the ability to light up the whole Church simply by walking in. I miss you Mummy, but my heart sings because I know you’re in the Presence of the One you loved and served so faithfully. I have even more reason to rejoice, for I know that there will be day when we shall meet at the Eastern gates. Folakemi Ajala.
TRIBUTE TO GLORY ANGEL ITIOWE The first thing one noticed about Glory was her smile. It lit up a whole room and warmed your heart. She was my big sister, and the wisdom she exhibited was beyond her years. Glory was very, very kind, and she carried her beauty with humility and grace. Everything about Glory was a reflection of her name, as God’s glory epitomized her very existence. Glory I’ll always miss you, but I smile because I know that you’re smiling brighter than the stars, for you’ve gone to be with the One who makes all things bright and beautiful. See you at the Pearly gates Glo’. Folakemi Ajala.
Gone too soon / Folake Okunola (Daughter In Christ ). Gone too soon / Folake Okunola (Daughter in Christ ) Mummy you were a gem an admirable loving woman of God. You were exceptional you went too soon but God knows why goodnight mummy
CONDOLENCE Christland Family Church Int'l (Christi / Rt Rev. S.O.S. Edeh With rude shock we received the news of the death of our precious mother and friend Dr Mrs. Marie Itiowe and other members of her team in a ghastly motor accident on 6th September 2012.
On behalf of the bishop, Board of presbytery and the entire members of Christland Family Church Int’l, we extend our deep condolences to our friend, Pastor Dr. Alfred Itiowe, the Itiowe family and the entire household of Old Path Revival Commission worldwide on this painful event.
In times like this, we are only consoled by one fact, that life is a journey and it must end one day, anyhow. What counts is not the fact that the person died but whether his or her name and memories live beyond the loss.
Dr Marie is not dead. She lives on, in the hearts of millions her life and activities on earth touched in one way or the other.
My dear brother, father and friend, though a vacuum is created in your heart, family and ministry, bear this always in your mind; God is still God. He that called is faithful. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Marie was a lioness and pathfinder. She has set the pace; let’s finish what and where she left off. God know how to console us in our troubles. Her death is not a loss to your family or Old Path Church alone but to the entire body of Christ. Be consoled my brother, we shall see her beautiful face again in glory, where there shall be no more separation.
We share your grief
Rt Rev. S.O.S. Edeh Bishop, Christland Family Church Int'l
Pastor Frank Agumadu Administrator, Christland Family Church Int’l
Epitome of Gentleness and Humility / Epitome Of Gentleness And Humility Chika Chukwu (Friend) Mummy, in your towering height, brandishing glory and beauty from the Almighty God, you are an epitome of humility and gentleness. Anybody that knows you or has been with you is easily drawn by your smile, gentle and humble nature. In the few moments I was with you, I fell in love with you so much that I look forward to sitting under your ministration because there are several virtues and wisdom in you that need to imparted. You are a woman of integrity showing love both to the young and the old. You displayed that love by founding a school for Jesus' future special army. You are very strong, resourceful and accomplished. Academically, you are accomplished; spiritually, you are a mother in Israel; in ministry, you are a pastor. As a woman you are blessed and fulfilled and as a saint, you are gloried by your Master - our Lord. I will remember you for these and more and may all that you labored and fought for abide. Rest in peace mummy. Love from Chika and family.
THE GAINS IN THE PAIN / AKINDEIRE AYODEJI K. (8TH CAF PRESIDENT, UINIABUJ THE GAINS IN THE PAIN / AKINDEIRE AYODEJI K. (8TH CAF PRESIDENT, UINIABUJA ) MUMMY, YOU WERE SUCH A RARE GEM; A ROLE MODEL. YOUR LOSS WAS A SHOCK THAT ALL LEAST EXPECTED IN THIS CRUEL WORLD OF OURS. THE VERY FIRST TIME I MET YOU, I CAN SAFELY SAY I MET GOD BECAUSE IN YOU I FOUND THE RADIANT EPITOME OF GOD. MY HEART WHIMPERED WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS OF YOUR DEMISE ON A CAPRICE. MY CONSOLATION IS CERTAIN- EVEN AMIDST THE UNAVOIDABLE PAIN OF YOUR DEMISE LIES THE PACIFIC GAIN OF YOUR ETERNAL REST IN THE BOSSOM OF OUR LORD. IYA RERE, CONTINUE TO REST IN THE PLACE DEVOID OF SORROW, SICKNESS, SADNESS, SIN, SOLITUDE AND SYMPATHY. YOU WERE INDEED A PERFECT EPITOME OF AN EXCELLENT MOTHEREHOOD NURTURED IN CHRIST. THE INEFFABLE LEGACY YOU LEFT BEHIND WILL FOREVER REMAIN INDELLIBLE IN THE MINDS OF ALL AND SUNDRY. WE LOVE YOU BUT GOD LOVES YOU MOST. CAF FAMILY, UNIABUJA.
BELOVED MUMMY / Adebayo Esther Adebayo Esther (Daughter in the Lord ) I was shocked and dumbfounded when I heard that Mummy had passed on. Her life,and ministry has been and will still be a challenge to me. She was an icon of excellence as a mother, a wife and a woman of ministry... Mummy had a heart for others, she was a burden bearer and she loved selflessly.. On the night of August 8th this year. I took ill and almost passed on. Mummy and Daddy stayed up praying for me. She called and her soothing words went a long way to calm me down and strengthen me..I never knew that was the last time I would ever hear her voice.. Mummy, the Lord knows best..We love you but not as much as the Lord does. He gives and takes and who are we to question? Adieu..May we also meet you at the bossom of our Lord at last...
TEACH US TO SAY, YOUR WILL BE DONE / Very Rev. And The Rev. Godwin C. Ikechukwu. (PhD)
It is comforting and satisfying to look back at the live and times we shared together with our amiable mother, who is not only gentle but also godly. We did not and could not have anticipated that she should have gone home by now, but all we can say is He understands better. Because He understands better is more comforting to us because that is the solace we have that He is not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Heb 4:15 He knows that we might ask several questions that was why He allowed His sinless son to know sins stain that He might pay sins due on the cross that we might gain entrance by His sacrifice. It was painful, yet he bore it all. We may not say that God was expecting mama in heaven on the day she left us, not because she is not qualified to be there. She is in the presence of Christ by the standard of what we know and what she is. However we need to accept that there was human errors of commission and omission. If the roads were the way they should be, mama would still have been with us. We will not therefore go to the ridiculous extent of charging our failures on the will of God. Mama maintained a consistent testimony she continued in it until the last day. She was a bundle of encouragement. That she saw the God of heaven bless us as we said He would and that all the truth about godliness is true when it comes to us. Having done this two most important thing to our mother, and knowing that the power to give life or take it, is not in our hands, we grieve not as though we do not know the end of all men but that something irreplaceable has left us. There are definitely going to be a thousand and one voices of comforting soothing words but the comfort of the Holy Spirit is much more than the comingled voices of men. My wife and I wishes you and your wife the comfort of the Holy Spirit at this time. He alone can transform the aching void created by our loss to a fountain of hope that we shall understand it better in the by and by. There is hope for another time of recognizing ourselves in the presence of the Lord. May the comfort of the Holy Spirit be yours in this time and may all that will be done to honour your mother also honours Him. Very Rev. and the Rev. Godwin C. Ikechukwu. (PhD)
TRIBUTE TO OUR MUMMY / Campus Alive Fellowship (University Of Abuja Chapt
‘We are praying for you and the best of the best is what you will get’. ‘This year is all about total service and consecration to GOD’... Those were the last words I heard from these two beautiful angels, the former statement was uttered by Mummy Itiowe while the latter was said by Mummy Junior- Glory that was how I viewed Glory for she had a similar outlook to life as that of Mummy, pragmatic, practical and passionate. We were conversing the last time we saw and I was asking her what her plans were when she made the statement above. I was more concerned about mundane plans but she was fixated on eternal purposes and usefulness. I celebrate you and say your exemplary life shall not leave our sights and minds. And now while we on this part of heaven say Goodbye, our Sovereign LORD says ‘Well-done and Welcome thou good and faithful servant’. And what shall we say about Mummy Itiowe? Every and anytime one was around her you wonder whether she was human, she was never perturbed by events, a peace that defied and denied hell every bit of its purposes was just perpetually on her and just a smile from her infected the whole arena she was in nano-seconds. Ever concerned about the minutest detail and well-being of the thousands of people whom she oversaw as first lady and mother, she was a woman selflessly given to service. Although most often in the background, she was the backbone of help and encouragement to thousands of people. I celebrate you Ma for you have fought a good fight, you have finished your course, you have kept the faith... and by his Grace we on this side of heaven shall also make good our fight. Dolapo Ajala For Campus Alive Fellowship (University of Abuja Chapter)