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Sunday, August 29, 2010


Dearly Beloved,
“Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37:5 NKJV).
Life is full of many challenges and unexpected hindrances. One may be discouraged because of these challenges and difficulties of life. However, if one is resolute and depend on God, all these stumbling blocks will become a stepping stone.
People that have been following my online weekly devotional messages will remember that I once said last month that I would be travelling to Mozambique for a two-week ministry-related visit. After many obstacles and delay, I was given a one-month visit visa to Mozambique. Some of my online friends contributed the money that I used to buy the return ticket for the visit and for other expenses related to the visit. I prepared for the visit and went to the airport on the planned day of my departure. I was about to be checked in at the airport when airport authorities said I could not go on the journey because I did not have a South Africa transit visa. The information I had was that I would not need a transit visa to go through South Africa, but I was made to understand that the information is outdated. The new regulation is that I must have a South Africa transit visa to go through the country. I was disappointed and embarrassed as all efforts to allow me proceed on the journey that day proved abortive. I thought I would be able to get the transit visa the following day and proceed on my journey, but getting the South Africa transit visa is not that easy. I returned home dejected, but with hope that I will still make the journey soon, especially as I can still use the bought return ticket later. My experience when I first made the attempt of applying for South Africa transit visa at the South Africa embassy in Lagos, Nigeria was so terrible. I almost abandoned the whole issue of travelling to Mozambique. However, with more determination and reliance on God, I made another attempt and that one was successful though after some difficulties. I got the transit visa and eventually travelled through South Africa to Mozambique some days ago. I am sending this message out here in Mozambique! What seemed as ordinary and simple affair became a worrisome and difficult one, but at the end, I could achieve my initial aim.
What are you also striving to achieve that seems difficult to achieve? Whatever the hindrances, you will achieve your goals in life. Do not be discouraged because of the hindrances. Just be resolute. Trust in God. He will enable you to achieve those goals. You will soon get there!
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor)
+258820063375 (till Sept 8)
I am presently in Mozambique for a two-week ministry-related visit. I have started the ministry already. Thank God for journey mercy to this place and for what He has done thus far. Pray that my ministry here will be a great success. Remember my family back in Nigeria also in your prayers for me. Also pray for journey mercy back home after the visit. Thanks and God bless.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Quote for the Day 23Aug2010

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what is happening out there. It is how you take it that counts. - Denis Waitley

Friday, August 20, 2010

Quote for the Day 20Aug2010

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself. - Tecumseh Shawnee Chief

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Quote for the Day 19Aug2010

Sin can be pleasurable for the moment; walking with Christ is pleasurable for eternity. Jesus' invitation carries with it blessings and a future that includes no more tears, sorrow or fear. Try it. Walk with Him every day - and feel the peace He offers. - Author Unknown

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Quote for the Day 12Aug2010

Even though God knows our needs, He still wants us to share our hearts with Him. He stands ready to hear our prayer and to repair our brokenness by His grace. - Bill Crowder

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Quote for the Day 11Aug2010

Believe that God is a rewarder. When you give Him your finances, time, possessions and abilities, know for sure that He will return them to you blessed, anointed and multiplied! - Joseph Prince

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Dearly Beloved,
“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1 NIV).
In the aspect of daily quotes in my Internet ministry, I recently posted a quote by Fanny Jackson Coppin that reads thus: “Good manners will often take people where neither money nor education will take them.” People started reacting to the quote barely an hour after its posting. The argument was that it is difficult for good manners to do such a thing in today’s world, especially in Nigeria. Those people were corroborating the new trend whereby good manners do not matter to people either to get or give a favour. People nowadays can do anything to get what they want. On many occasions, people with good names are not considered for a position because of the corruption in the present-day society.
However, that quote and many biblical injunctions about good manners are still relevant today. One may bypass good manners to get a favour, but such favour will not last. One may have wealth, position, affluence, and the likes, but it is better to have good name and good manners. When wealth, position, affluence, and the likes fade away, good name and good manners will remain evergreen.
What do you prefer between good manners and affluence? Many people will prefer the latter. But, it is better to choose the former. A good name is indeed more desirable than great riches, and good manners will often take you where neither money nor education will take you.
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quote for the Day 05Aug2010

You can rely on God’s faithfulness. Are you in a crisis? Hold to the promises of your Lord! He will not forget His promises to you. Look back over your Christian life and recount the many ways in which God has been faithful to His word. - Henry Blackaby

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quote for the Day 04Aug2010

Whatever valley you are in today, do not be afraid. God is there with you strengthening and upholding you. Just sing of His love for you and let Him fight your battles for you! - Joseph Prince

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Quote for the Day 03Aug2010

Before you can be exceptional you must work to develop a faith that believes God for the impossible, and trusts what He says regardless of the odds. - Bob Gass

Monday, August 2, 2010

Quote for the Day 02Aug2010

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. (Psalm 138:7 NIV)