My Dad Made A Mistake!

I was APPALLED when watching a reality TV show recently. A single lady in her early thirties was talking with her girlfriends and in the conversation said, “I thought by now I would have been married or had a few divorces already”…and they all laughed.

Let me explain the mistake my dad made before I make my comment on the above. My dad and mum celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, July 24th. Coincidentally, my dad had to travel out of the country the same day.

When he arrived his destination, he mistakenly sent a message meant for my mum to our family WhatsApp group. And as we (their children) saw it, our “awwww” and love struck smileys flowed. He didn’t mean for us to see it but we did. My dad is still in love with his wife of 36years!!!

I grew up with both of them, so I know it is not a perfect marriage (no marriage is) but it is beautiful because they have put God at the center and they have committed to making it work.

Back to my TV series! It is appalling and disheartening the way divorce is painted in the media. It makes young folks actually want to have a ‘badge of divorce’ before 35 or whatever age they fantasize.

Dear reader, marriage is BEAUTIFUL. It requires a lot of love, communication, understanding, forgiveness, patience, healthy compromise, prayers, commitment and more.

Do not get into it because you HAVE TO but because you WANT TO. And always put God at the center of it as you strive to love your spouse and be a better you in the process.

I pray for every marriage or relationship, God will restore love, sweetness, joy, satisfaction and everything else you need in it for it to be beautiful in Jesus name, AMEN.

Much love,
Timi

Happy World Virginity Day!!!

HAPPY WORLD VIRGINITY DAY!!! @mineministry

“Father, we thank You for this revolution of sexual purity. We are grateful for the hearts of young men and women that You are turning back to You. We rejoice because immorality loses its hold on this generation.
We are excited for the strength You’re giving virgins to hold on and be proud to be, honouring You with their bodies. We thank You for Your love engulfing those of us who have made mistakes, restoring us to peace, joy and a life free of guilt.
Jesus, we thank You for Your sacrifice that has redeemed us all back to God and we can all boldly declare that we are #unashamed
We are forgiven, we are empowered, we are focused, and we are change agents.
Holy Spirit, we rest in Your power in us to keep us from falling and to help us lift others who fall. We trust You to make everyone see the love of Christ and see beyond their struggles.
Thank You for this successful 8th edition of WVD.
WE LOVE YOU LORD!!!”

#minetm
#wvd2018
#nosum
#unashamed
#June9
#teensministry
#youthministry
#thewealthyministry
#wehavetakenover
#nowweINCREASE

LAUGHTER THAT KILLS!

This will be another long read but again, I’m sure it would be worth your time.

In the picture to the right is my Esther doing the filling-bottle thingy. Seems I’m getting inspiration from Ewaife lately.

Now, I’m sure many of us have seen the video that went viral of a young boy that ran his relay quarter race backwards. Then, shortly after a video went viral and people said “see his sister”. It was a girl who filled her bottle in a competition and went back to empty it into the bucket.

I was amused at first until the Holy Spirit convicted me.
That girl is someone’s daughter. That boy means the world to some people.
Can you imagine my shock, embarrassment and bitterness if it was my Esther that made such a mistake and the whole world was sharing it and laughing at her, calling her names???

Some jokes we make are at other people’s expense. We laugh but we are killing others in the process.
Many comedians now make jokes on people’s accents, disabilities, mistakes and we laugh silly at the jokes. Would we be so amused if the jokes touched us or someone close to us?

Do you know people have parents they love so much that have ‘Ibadan’ accent?
Do you know there are people who didn’t choose to have polio that disfigured their legs?
Do you know parents didn’t choose to have that child with a birth defect?
And we sit and watch such and go the extra mile to share.
I have been guilty of this but I have decided never to be a part of this again.

Most recent is the “Karius of Liverpool” saga. I watched the match. I was upset at him. But I could see he was beating himself up already. I could imagine his shame. Did anybody have to rub it in???

Please, in our jokes, let us be sure we aren’t making ourselves look good and witty at the expense of someone else.
Many of the assassins/terrorists/despots/tyrants through history have been people who wanted to “pay back” those that laughed at them.
Can we make this world less painful for people? Yes we can! Let’s stop laughing at other people’s expense.

Let’s build up and not tear down.
Let’s commit to bringing smiles not tears.
Let’s choose to love!
#ichoosehealthyjokes
#ichoosetolove

I am FOREVER in love!

This would be a long read but I believe it would be worth your time.

The cutie whose face you can see in this picture is my daughter, Esther…and I love her for life!
For those who have seen her, she’s quite big for a four-year old. It’s ironic that she was very ‘fragile’ before (when she was sick at a younger age). Her size today is simply God’s grace and goodness 😀

Back to my gist. So, yesterday, when in church, she came to me and asked to be carried. I refused initially because we were having a prayer session and I didn’t want to have such a weight on me as I paced and prayed.
But her hands did not go down. She kept them raised and insisted I carried her. Giving in, I teased her a bit then carried her. I felt her weight all the way. I felt pain in my arms and in my back but my Esther felt no pain. She was snuggled up against my chest, head on my shoulder.

Precious minutes passed as I paced and prayed, carrying her, until she slept off. I then laid her down to continue her beauty sleep.
As I carried her and prayed, I meditated on the love of the Father for me.
The Father loves us more than we could ever love our children. Our love is still imperfect because we are humans but God’s love for us is PERFECT.

If a busy dad would carry his daughter at an inconvenient time, just to make her happy, why do you think your Heavenly Father isn’t carrying you in His arms RIGHT NOW?
If my daughter’s comfort is my joy, why do you think the Father doesn’t care about your comfort?
If I do all in my power to make my daughter have a good education and learn things I never did learn (like swimming 🙈), why do you think Romans 8:31-32 isn’t real? The Father will NEVER withhold any good thing from you.
Do you know why we often doubt the Father’s love? Because we view Him through the lenses of our earthly fathers who have failed us at some points. Or we perceive Him through the words of prejudiced or angry “men of God”
My brother/sister, The Father loves you! He showed the extent of His love in giving up His own Son, so He could have you.

YOU ARE NEVER ALONE. YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN. YOU ARE NEVER UNLOVED!
YOU ARE ETERNALLY LOVED!

Sex and the Unmarried! 

I gave my shortest and arguably my most intense talk on SEX at BALL 2017.
Please click here to download. 

As for my picture 😀😀😀

This picture was taken a few weeks to my wedding, a few days to the 1st World Virginity Day. 

We are raising a new generation of people who are not ashamed and refuse to be stigmatized or bullied because they are VIRGINS. 

We encourage virgins to stay strong and maintain their values and we encourage those who have made mistakes to make amends. We are a movement of both virgins and non-virgins. We condemn NO ONE!

Our ultimate goal is to see a sane and decent world in a few years to come…where our children, right from nursery school see sexual purity as a CHOICE they can make without feeling insecure about it. 

Our gift to the world!!!

Hello!

This magazine is a MUST READ for every teenager and young adult. Please let’s share this post and share the magazine until EVERY young person in our spheres of influence is reached. Please don’t just feel free to share, MAKE IT A DUTY TO SHARE…☺☺☺

Please click here to download your free copy.

And this is the cover page…

Isn’t it beautiful? We’d make this magazine edition viral…so help us God!

We’d be printing thousands of copies in hard copy. Changing our world, one teen at a time!

Much love!!!

I love you…always!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. 10:50am (13 hours, 10 mins to your birthday)

OPEN LETTER TO MY LOVE!

My Hadassah,

Words fail me to describe who you are to me, what you mean to me or the kind of woman you are. I met you in Great Ife and I would be forever grateful to God who made our paths cross. What would my life be like without you in it? It’s a rhetoric question because I don’t ever want to know, feel, experience or even imagine the answer to that.

I cannot remember the precise day, month or year we met, but I would assume it was in 2004. You became my best friend in October 2005, agreed to walk life with me April 29th,2007 and made it legal June 25th, 2011.

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I have always told you and I mean it when I say it, that after the gift of JESUS, and the FAMILY I was born into, you’re God’s GREATEST gift to me. Thank you for saying YES to me. Thank you for saying I DO at the altar. Thank you for loving me.

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Daddy and Mummy named you Titilope Adetola Oladepo. But when I met you and you agreed to become one with me, I named you Didun and Hadassah. THADA, you have brought sweetness into my life. Many times I gaze at my life, from the outside, and wonder why God was so gracious to give me you.

Thank you for bearing Eriifeoluwa, Ewaifeoluwa, and Eniifeoluwa. They are indeed our rewards from God. I feel cheated though as they all, as at now, seem to look so much like you. But we both know you are the finer of us, so,I joyfully concede defeat on that! May they grow to be more beautiful than you are, inside and outside.

Thank you for choosing to marry me, when all I had was THE CALL OF GOD. Thank you for believing in me and the vision enough to say YES when there were ‘more qualified’ suitors. Thank you for seeing beauty in me when many ladies of that time saw little or nothing. THANK YOU Hadassah!

I remember like yesterday the times we ate biscuit and drank water to bed. I remember when I had to wait for you to bring home your food from Health Plus, which you kept to share with your hubby because there was no money at home. I remember when the ministry had to ‘borrow’ from your salary to bless lives and pay for forums. I remember…

Recently, when burglars made us leave our house, I remember watching you carrying little Samuel at your back, holding one of the older two and carrying other things, walking the road with me as I held the other and other belongings. You slept on the floor with me without EVER COMPLAINING for almost two months. How can I say THANK YOU?????

You’ve never questioned my authority as head in our home, even when some decisions boomeranged. You have submitted to me and honoured me in the fear of the Lord. I will live all my life honouring you dear for that and more.

MINE Family has become our family. The days of Dream Center at Ajuwon were pivotal for us. You adopted several teenagers, making sons and daughters of them. Plenty cooking everyday, even when many of them did not appreciate your efforts and a few even threw it at your face. What manner of woman are you! When members of MINE TM around the globe celebrate me, it is you they are actually celebrating!

The God, that I serve continually, BLESS YOU and KEEP YOU for me and the millions of souls tied to you. MINE Teenage Ministry is where it is today because of God, my supportive parents, amazing partners, members and YOU! THANK YOU Titilope.

Should I talk about your meals that keep me salivating and expectant? Should I talk of how devoted you are to my satisfaction in that area I cannot mention because of minors reading this…lol Should I talk about the fact that you are my stylist or that fact that you are my “barber” in lay man terms. You cut my hair with almost precision. What would I do without you!

When God decided to give man, a help, MEET, for him, HE knew what HE was doing. My love, you are THE HELP, MEET FOR Oluwatimilehin Adigun. None else could and would ever come close. Just looking at God’s choice of you is a reminder that GOD IS GOOD!

 

“I AM SORRY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME!” Those are words you have heard many times. I hope never to have to repeat them but I am certain I will because I am human. Titilope mi, I apologize for EVERY single hurt I have caused you, known or unknown to me. I NEVER INTENDED TO, in words and/or deeds. Again I say, I am sorry! Please forgive me. All you deserve is happiness, and that is what I am committed to giving you as long as you live!

In a few hours, the world would be joining me in celebrating you, a VIRTUOUS WOMAN. I want you to know, before they start, that no one appreciates you more than I do. I appreciate you with everything that makes me me and I LOVE YOU more than I ever thought was possible.

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Thank you for being my friend, best friend, sister, nurse, prayer partner, cook, ‘barber’, assistant, partner in ministry, greatest cheerleader, lover, mother to our children, partner in sowing…and more!!!

Eri, Ewa and Eni love you so much. You are the best mother they could have ever wished for. In their growing years, they will tell you so with their own words. IT IS EVIDENT TO ALL. You’re an amazing mum, my dear. Thank you for putting your family first when you quit your job two years ago to be with us. Our lives are MUCH RICHER because of your sacrifice and God is sure pleased with you!

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You’re human and not perfect. You’ve hurt me too (not as often as I have hurt you though) but I do not take them to account because LOVE covers all.

We would be six years married next month. I do not know what God has planned ahead in details but I am certain the plans are GOOD and BEAUTIFUL. And I am eternally grateful to Him that He has stamped it that that future would feature me and you FOR LIFE!!! That is SIMPLY AMAZING!

And in the spirit of WORLD VIRGINITY DAY, thank you for being my VIRGIN BRIDE. It has been ‘divine’ learning and experimenting together. We entered our home as amateurs and now we are… (lol)

My topmost prayer to God in recent times, and I know it will top the list until I see Jesus, is “Father, please make me the best husband to Titilope and make our home an example for the church and world to emulate.” And holding on to Mark 11:24, I KNOW I HAVE IT!

I will end my Open Letter here, sweetheart, trusting and relying on God, to help me LIVE OUT even more than I could ever express the LOVE I have for you!

Thank you for being mine.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY in a bit, my look alike!

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I love you! I Love you!! I LOve you!!! I LOVe you!!!! I LOVE you!!!!! I LOVE You!!!!!! I LOVE YOu!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU NOW!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU ETERNALLY!!!!!!!!!!

GOD BLESS YOU THADA!!!

Yours in breath-taking love,

Ifeoluwasimi

Happy Birthday!

​THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been replying messages on Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook, SMS, and BBM for about five (5) hours now, trying VERY HARD to respond to EVERYBODY. 

But at this stage, I’m not sure I can catch up🙈🙈🙈

Thank you for all the love, prayers, songs, well wishes, gifts and more!

My own God, that I serve continually, BLESS YOU ALL in Jesus name, AMEN!

I bless you from my heart.


So, I apologize if I don’t get to reply your post or message or if I don’t pick your call. I AM SO SORRY. I really wanted to. But guess “we” are growing exponentially. GLORY TO JESUS!

Thank you dad and mum, Tunji and Sinmi Adigun for birthing me!

Thank you my love, Titilope Adigun for being the best.

Thank you friends and family. 

I LOVE YOU!!!

PS: The next, and only other, post I would upload today is so far my greatest gift from God today! Do you want to know what it is? 

Wait for it!!! 

Coming soon…

Happy birthday to Doctor Love!

I will be thirty-two (32) on Wednesday, May 10th, by God’s grace!
I know social media connected to my sphere of influence would be inundated with appreciation, well wishes and prayers. I have already started reading some that bring tears to my eyes.
However, I ask a favour of you. I am a man with a mission and a strong passion backing it up.
Please don’t just wish me a happy birthday, please STAND WITH ME!
If I have ever blessed you, EVER, directly or indirectly, or you feel a stirring in your spirit, I ask that you please JOIN ME and let us bless more people. Stop following from afar.
If you won’t hold my hands up in your prayers, time, resources and more, I don’t need the ‘public show’ of love!
Let us love in words AND in deeds!
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I lose my sleep over this generation that is dying. I get restless over our eroding values! Would you join me?
When next year comes, let our celebration be BIGGER because we would have reached MILLIONS of lives with God’s love.
PS: Wednesday would also mark thirteen (13) years in ministry for me.
#joinme #standwithtimi #kingdomwork
I love you!
Timi Adigun
 
Photo credit: Dada Temitope Oluwadabest and Ernest!