By: Joshua Adinoyi
Children, Church Members, Friends and other well wishers took time to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee (60th Birthday) of Prophet Michael Ayo Lawal of the Mountain of Solution Prayer Ministry, Phase II, Lokoja, Kogi State Capital in a Grand Style.
A double celebration it was as it collided with his Thirtieth wedding Anniversary.
Dressed in gorgeous attires, Prophet Michael Ayo Lawal and his wife were received at the venue, Suitorial Hotel Lokoja amidst jubilation as they showcase their dancing skills.
One thing you cannot take from the yorubas is the sweet Melody of the talking drum, as talking drummers at the event took the centre stage with their skillful display.
Those present at the event, took turns to testify about the personality of Prophet Michael Ayo Lawal as they all recount their encounter with him and how he impacted their lives.
Speaking, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the event, Pastor David Olayinka Kings, described the celebrant as Builder of men, saying that Prophet Michael Ayo Lawal has taken time to build him to become a better person in the Ministry and in the Society.
Pastor David Kings pointed out that the personality of Baba is all-encompassing, praying to God to grant him long life, sound health and also enable him eat the fruits of his labour.
Similarly, Mrs. Binta Sadiq, who is the Public Relation Officer of the prestigious College of Nursing and Midwifery Obangede, appreciated God for impacting her life through the celebrant and also appreciated Baba, for heeding to the call of God.
Mrs. Sadiq said she cannot count the numbers of times she has experienced God’s blessings through the prayers of the celebrant, describing him as a Man of God with a large heart.
On their part, the Asiwaju of Ebira people in Oworoland Lokoja, Chief Daniel Aaze and Mr. Adekunle Olorunfemi, popularly called WHITE ANGEL, both took time to explain how God used the celebrant to transform their lives.
Chief Daniel Aaze narrated that he was linked to the celebrant when he had an attack during an official assignment, Baba prayed with him on phone and received his healing without being charged for the healing by Prophet Michael Ayo Lawal.
WHITE ANGEL on his part said growing up, he was most times going to prayer Mountain drunk but was still accepted and prayed for by the celebrant.
They both asserted that Prophet Lawal has made indelible impact in their lives that cannot be denied, describing him as one sent by God to transform the lives of men.
Others, including Evangelist Christiana Olorunleke, appreciated Prophet Lawal for always looking out for others and for his continuous prayers for them.
Children of the celebrant, Daniel Lawal and Esther Lawal, both appreciated God for His protection over their father, describing him as a model and a Pathfinder.
They explained that watching their father serve God and impact the lives of others positively, they are motivated to live a selfless life and also seek to be part of people’s joy at all times.
Daniel and Esther Lawal both prayed for long life for their parents and enjoined the Christian Community to also sustain their prayers for their parents to enable them continue in the good work God has ordained them to do in this generation.
The celebrant, Prophet Michael Ayo Lawal, appreciated God for life, gifts of men He has given him and also commended everyone at the event for their show of love.
Prophet Lawal said the various testimonies at the event were all products of his faith in God, saying that he didn’t do the miracles by himself but through the enablement of God – the maker of heaven and earth.
He enjoined believers to sustain their trust in God, stressing that with such, they will be able to move mountains.
As a patriotic Nigerian and one who believes that the Nation will rise again, Prophet Michael Ayo Lawal used the occasion to prophecy peace over the 2023 General Elections in the Country.
Various stage dance, testimonies and cutting of birthday cake, characterized the event.