Inspiring Hope and Restoration
The inaugural Ruth and Boaz event was held on Friday the 6th of May 2016 at the Metro Points Hotel, 8500 Annapolis Road, Maryland, USA.
The event themed “Inspiring Hope and Restoration” was hosted by Pastor John Odukoya of FOLGSC, Maryland and sponsored by the Ruth and Boaz fellowship of TFOLC, Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, the Senior Pastor and founder of TFOLC, gave the talk.
Attendees were mostly professional and matured singles with ages ranging from mid 30s to 60s and a few married individuals.
The event was motivated by the growing success recorded at the Nigeria events and the mounting concern of the Senior Pastor (and the RnB executive HODs) to establish a similar support system for mature singles in every place where TFOLC is located.
The need in every society is peculiar but for mature singles, their needs are similar in that a support system is required to face the challenges of singlehood.
Pastor Nomthi shared her personal story and encouraged people to hold on to God. She spoke about how Pastor Taiwo saw her (making many laugh) and ended up with a prayer of hope that many will find fulfillment in the fellowship.
Pastor Taiwo shared briefly on his experience as a single parent and encouraged participants to ask questions which would be answered with the help of the Holy Spirit using the word of God.
Several people confirmed they thoroughly enjoyed the frankness and openness of the evening. One participant in particular, said “I feel a load has been lifted off my shoulders. I have a renewed sense of belonging”. Another participant said she felt “liberated and happy” as it was a forum where people could discuss intimate/personal issues without fear. She said she felt good and was assured that God was working on her case. Another person said “I am still amazed over the conference and ready to scream on the mountain tops on how awesome the meeting was”.
We are confident that the Lord who began this good work among us will be faithful to bring it to completion. He will also meet every one of the participants at the very point of their need, perfecting all that concerns them. We also pray that testimonies will abound from this meeting not too many days from now in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.