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Pastor Wole Oladiyun, the Senior Pastor of the Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM) on Tuesday recounted the travails and challenges he passed through before climbing the ladder of success.  He spoke in Lagos at the Kingdom wealth Conference organized by Calvary Bible Church, presided over by Bishop Olumide Emmanuel and Pastor Adenike Olumide Emmanuel.

Pastor Oladiyun commended Bishop Emmanuel’s “tenacity, depth of knowledge, wisdom, technological mastery, audacity, and bravery”. 

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Shedding more light on his life’s journey, Pastor Oladiyun disclosed that 1 Sam. 2 v 7 & 8 (verse.7: The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up; verse 8: He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them) perfectly capture his life’s story.

“Let it be on record please that everything about me is a product of God’s grace”, he said adding that “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage (Psalm 16:6).

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He spoke about his birth, family background, his strict Apostolic Christian upbringing, how he lost his father when he was 11 years old, and how he struggled through life with the grace of God and the help of some destiny helpers and benefactors. “I rebelled against God when my dad died. I queried God and wondered why he should allow him to die. Well, that marked the beginning of my mental toughness, street wisdom, and early focus”, he added.

“After my dad’s death, my mother couldn’t cope alone. I went to Ibadan as a house boy in the house of the Adewakuns. It was a divine arrangement as providence smiled on me through Engr. (later Chief, Sir, and Dr) Moses Oluremi Adewakun, Founder of Confidence Automobile Engineering Company Limited (CAECO Motors). He noticed my diligence, devotion to studies, reading habits, and penchant for solving Mathematics problems, and sponsored my secondary school education.

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“By this time, my circumstances had helped me to acquire some life skills. I developed a rigid focus, success mindset, winning mentality, and a strong desire to succeed in life. As I observed rich and successful people streamed in and out of Engr. Adewakun’s house, my determination to also become a noble and a successful person was strengthened. I knew I had to make the right choices to stay on course”, Pastor Oladiyun disclosed.

“Despite my determination, I still encountered distractions and peer pressure when I went for my A Level at the Ondo State College of Art & Science, Ikare. I became a Rastafarian and escaped attacks and accidents miraculously. My brain was locked spiritually and I failed my exam. God rescued me and I gained admission via the JAMB route to study Civil Engineering at the University of Ife. At Ife, I continued my rebellion against God. It was five years of pain, ruggedness, toughness, and mental capacity building. My Mum gave me a bible and regularly provided Cassava flour (gari)”.

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“Still, I was determined to succeed and tried to maintain my focus. I ventured into Music, Drama, Campus Journalism, Barbing, Disc Jockeying, Cartooning, Newspaper Vendoring, I & I Roots Movement, Watu Wazuri Organization, etc. I practically moved from being a rebel to a rascal. Rev. D. K. Aboderin preached Christ, I rejected. In my final year, I had an encounter with Christ; it was my turning point. I failed a course and stayed for an extra Semester. I even escaped an accident.  I went into self-exile before I finally graduated”.

“During my NYSC in Maiduguri, Borno State, I started developing a penchant for multiplying money by starting a small business. After my NYSC, I returned to Lagos. There was no job. I started intense prayer & fasting and started a sand tipping business. I also did Akara frying business. I eventually secured a job at Oladipo Building & Civil Engineering Firm. I had a good practice there before the company went into bankruptcy”.

“I travelled to Germany, but I didn’t really make a good success out of it as that wasn’t where God wanted me to be at that time. I returned to Nigeria, started J. Nissi Building & Civil Engineering, and got married. I also ventured into other businesses such as Chemical; Spare parts, and Wood, and all the businesses flourished. At about this time, God had been calling me, but I was stubborn. I told God to allow me to build my businesses, after which I would devote more time to His work. God would have none of that as the businesses started faltering one after another till I hearkened, obeyed, and yielded to God fully.”

“Eventually, I became an intercessor for Africa. From my CAC background, I became a member of Deeper Life, Victory Christian Church, and Faith Family Bible Church before I started CLAM in 1998. God gave me John 4 to start the Ministry. I embarked on three years of fasting and prayer in preparation, and God blessed me with the gift of hearing Him clearly. I focused on three main areas: preservation of revelation, intensive retreat, and prophetic documentation”.

“Some of the qualities that have helped me in career, business, and ministry are leadership, wisdom, purity, and power. CLAM is a word-based prayer ministry with an emphasis on crusade, soul winning, people development, hearing, and obeying God. We have over the years embraced a robust work culture. We have a competitive remuneration & reward System; we mind details”.

“For me, what has helped me to get to where God brought me to are regular retreats, critical thinking, sharp writing skills, kingdom-mindedness, modest lifestyle, effective management, administration, and operations. I have strong family values; I believe in wealth creation, benevolence, and giving. I am eternity-focused and committed to nation-building.

 


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