The month of February has been a month filled with celebrations for the family of Dr. Fatunsin and his wife. The celebrations started with Lady Evang. Toyin Fatunsin’s 40th birthday, followed by son’s birthday and now their 10th wedding anniversary. According to Dr. Olumide Fatunsin, God revealed his wife to him while watching one of her movies titled “ILE OMINIRA”. Writing further, he said he got the final confirmation a month after and they had their court and church wedding few months after
10TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: GLORY TO GOD AND APPRECIATION TO MY DARLING WIFE! (February 24) As we sat down yesterday holding our hands and ruminating on the journey so far, these Bible verses aptly described our journey by God’s grace. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” ( Provide 3:5-6)
Trust in God isn’t easy but that’s all we have in our marriage. We have been through many phases but trust in God is our sure anchor. Hallelujah! In February that year, God gave me a glimpse of my wife while in a Spiritual retreat in the United Kingdom. God spoke about her in September after watching her powerful movie, ILE OMINIRA in my hostel. I had just finished my PhD program then and it was like a dream.
I got a final confirmation in October after waiting on God and I carried my spiritual leaders along. The joy of knowing God’s will in marriage surpassed that of eating pizza like this writer. It pays to wait on God! In November, we saw each other for the first time when I arrived in Nigeria. I couldn’t contain my joy. My heart leapt for joy like that of biblical Elizabeth when she saw Mary.
The following January, we did our court wedding with our families in attendance. It was a beautiful moment.
On February 24, we did our church wedding to the glory of God! God of pleasant surprises showed up and crowned our years of waiting and trusting with a glorious wedding ceremony and He has since been our God, guide and helper.
God who brought two different persons from a far distant together and joined them in marriage is still alive and able. He will do it for you. I give glory to God for His faithfulness and I appreciate my darling wife for your love and support. You are indeed a rare gem!
You made me to know who a woman is. Then a wife, then a mother and finally a great Servant of God sold out to do His will. I didn’t fully understand but you helped me to know that having a PhD in Organic Chemistry is different from learning and living with one’s spouse. I’m still learning to love you more and fulfill my responsibility in your life. By the way, I’m yet to get a degree in that field…lol
You have been playing all these roles and I’m grateful to God for His grace and wisdom.
10 years already! My God! My dear, we have been through some challenges and deep waters but God has been there for us. We will always be grateful for His loving kindness and faithfulness.
Marriage is God’s first institution and deep but your contentment, love, understanding and sacrifices are deeply appreciated and cherished. I thank God for marrying you and He will continue to strengthen our bond of love in Jesus name.
My dear, as we celebrate on this day, may God continue to use us for His glory and for the expansion of His Kingdom in Jesus name. My love, I’m grateful to you and will always be grateful. No long epistle can quantify my love for you. I’m saying it from the depth of my heart, I love you! Happy wedding anniversary to us!
The wife, Toyin Fatunsin also shares her testimony;
On this day Thursday 24th February 2011, I stood before God in the congregation of his witnesses beside Dr. Olumide Fatunsin to be joined as his lawfully wedded wife in Church.
That day was exactly 3 months and 1 week that I set my eyes on him for the very first time. Who does that except God Almighty who is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than what we think or imagine. I remembered earlier that day I had pinched myself while getting into my lovely gown that at last it has come to pass.
God is able to do all things, he told me that my getting married is going to be like his own ways in God’s word he said ” before you close your eyes and open it you will be married” I received his word but never thought it will be this way. God is able to do all things and fulfill every of his words. Hallelujah!
Olu mi, as I fondly call my husband. You are divine, you married me by faith pure faith in God’s word to you. I married you at God’s word and instruction and ten years later all I can say is that Gud can be trusted. We took a gigantic step of faith, we left our mothersland a month and a week after our wedding and since then our journey of faith in various levels began.
Olu mi, you are a man of absolute faith in God. Your faith in the Lord is resolute as I watch you stand through every challenges in the past years. I saw you took steps I could not take, I saw you dare to trust him in the face of overwhelming hopeless situation. You will hold my hand and say “it is well” Your faith in God boosted my faith, sometimes I wonder how you remain calm in situations that could have made other men behaved terribly.
My Olu, at the home front you are a wonderful husband, you blow my mind many times by your well articulated surprises making me to fall in love with you over and over again. You show forth the virtues of a well brought up man nurtured by godly parents. Our son is taking after you in a very good way and I can’t thank God enough.
My husband, being a ministry woman you have been amazing, you are a man who is complete in God. Never intimidated! Always supportive even when it is not convenient. You accommodate my excesses and make serving God easy for me. Always proud of his wife, correcting and instructing me. Our priest and prophet, the Lord has been your help. I love you more with each passing day….I’ll save the rest for our special program on zoom today (I don’t know how to do surprise but I’m learning from you )
God is able to give the best to his children if only we trust in him. God is still in the business of divine settlement today. He us able to connect and sustain what he has started.
This is my testimony, this is Olumide and Toyin testimony and it amount to one word GOD IS ABLE!