03 March, 2012
Pastor Adeboye wants 70,000 babies, 700,000 new converts as 70th birthday gift
by Miss Postage
The ambience at the Redeemed Church's Holy Ghost Arena Saturday morning was devoid of the rowdy but ecclesiastical presence that were part of the service to mark the General Overseer's 70th birthday the night before.
There were also no signs of top government officials, including a representative of the president, who graced the celebration at the massive arena.
The three day "Special" Holy Ghost Service of The Redeemed Christian Church of God to mark the 70th birthday anniversary of Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer, was rounded off Saturday.
Mr. Adeboye's prayers on the night depicted a man incapable of slowing down in the near future.
"I have asked my Daddy for a special 70th birthday gift of 70,000 babies and 700,000 new converts," said Mr. Adeboye.
In a tribute by the North American arm of the church, Mr. Adeboye was praised for continuing to lead his members "into affirmative attitude."
Patrick Asuquo, a church member, says that suggesting that the "GO" slow down is "unthinkable."
"Age is just a number when it comes to worshipping God," says Patrick Asuquo, who newly converted from the Catholic church.
"As long as he can still move and talk, let him continue. Even if he can sit and preach, no problem," Mr. Asuquo adds.
Edward Ndukwe, a church worker, says that God would see Mr. Adeboye through "his service to humanity."
"Divine things are different from human things," says Mr. Ndukwe.
"This is a spiritual assignment and if it was God that called you, He would give you the strength," he adds.