THE FULLNESS OF GOD SCHOOLS AT TWENTY
The bound of unity is in Christ Jesus whom Paul the Apostle said gave us many talents. HE equally crafted us into several professions all for His good. I thank the Lord of Grace, that made me to come across Mr. Olarinde Ogundare in 1961 when I was a student at the Christ Apostolic Teachers' Training College, Efon Alaye. He was a Tutor at Efon Grammar School. His meekness and mien, made me to get close to him. To the Grace of God, the friendship has blossomed into what we both are today – trusting and relevant association. In this close association, Oluremi (who we call – Remi-ni-sence!) came into this great union in friendship (Eph. 4:3).
I continue to wonder, how this couple twenty years ago, could then decide to abandon the serenity and beauty of a small living house, to settle for a smaller 'BUSH house' both within Ijapo Estate. It sounded funny to me then. Now, I can understand, I can really really understand. To be full in Christ is to trust Him for your future that will lead one to His Grace. I thank God that, “that revelation to start-The Fullness of God Nursery School”, is today a show case of THE FULLNESS OF HIS GRACE.
Remi, as a graduate teacher, revealed to Olarinde her intuition and intention as she saw it in deep thought. I will not call this a vision or what people often say “God told me” story. Her mission, was for a full fledged primary school but to start with “'one' JELE-O-SINMI” i.e. a crèche. She has got there in a relatively short span of twenty years of God's support as directed by Ola, the geographer turned Town Planner now in a modified form of school planner: great minds, with great thoughts, how I wish I was that blessed! But as an Artist of note, i.e. a hypervisioner, I too can tell this couple, that – I am seeing a secondary school up somewhere soon – To The Fullness of God. How great The Lord is; great is His name and to whom we give all the glory for what He has been to this couple over the years. Ninu Ojo, ninu ogbele, ninu ririje, ninu airije, The Lord's provision has always made their cup full to the fullest. His sufficiency is JUST IT, for Ola and Remi-my friends.
I thank the Lord once again for your lives and for the love you have shown to all that has come your way. My wife Grace and I are grateful that you started us off at that Odode-Idanre House. How I wish my mum, who called you – 'Larinde was around to grace this occasion (mama's praise for you, was always to its fullest!). I know her spirit of blessings over us and our friendship keeps us going and our light shall continue to glow in the Fullness of God.
Happy celebrations THE FULLNESS OF GOD SCHOOLS. May He continue to grant The Proprietor and Proprietress abundant grace for His praise.
Andrew A. Aroloye