By Doyin Lasisi-Olatayo
As the Wife of the Senior Pastor Of The Victory Life Bible Church, Apostle Lawrence Achudume, Reverend Fola Achudume clocks 52, this Sunday 6th September 2020, this woman of many parts deserves to be celebrated not only during this auspicious moment, but always.
The reasons are not farfetched, going by the number of lives she has positively impacted in many ways over the years. Reverend Fola Achudume has a burning passion to see women of all ages and class fulfil their destinies and be fulfilled in life.
She is the President of ‘Victory Women International’, the women arm of Victory Life Bible Church, as well as the President of Royal Ladies International, an interdenominational Ministry for dynamic ladies who are positioned for beauty and impact in life.
It does not stop there, as this delectable and unique amazon of our time is also the Convener of the ‘Royal Ladies Congresses’ in Nigeria, UK and USA, Founder of ‘Royal Girls Home’ as well as a mentoring Institute for ladies, ‘GemAme Mentoring School’.
Reverend Fola Achudume who was born in Ibadan,the Oyo State capital in the year 1968 attended the prestigious Queens School Ibadan, after which she proceeded to the Nation’s Premier University, the University Of Ibadan.
The proud mother of four doting children, Tobiloba, who is a PhD holder, Feyisara, David and Fikunmi is a renowned Public Speaker who is known to make extensive use of quotes during her delivery.
One of her popular quotes include ‘The life we live is a reflection of our choices. Our choices of marriage partner, the relationships and friendships we keep, therefore, choose widely’. Another goes thus, ‘Champions are not made by chance, if your voice must be heard in your generation, then you must make intentional sacrifices’.
‘The Revelation of who you are should be the determining factor of how you behave’ is yet another thoughtful piece from her.
As a Child and Women’s Advocate, Reverend Fola Achudume through her ‘Save Her Foundation’ made strong cases for victims of rape, molestation, child abuse and other issues affecting the feminine gender.
She is a prayer warrior, reserved, a good listener, and a devoted wife and mother who supported her husband, through thick and thin, when the Ministry was young in the face of many challenges. She weathered the storms together with her husband, standing firm in the belief that all will be well, and today the success stories are very glaring for all to see.
At this point, it is pertinent to note that women of her calibre are not common in this part of the world, as she stands out among her peers. She has undoubtedly become a perfect role model for many young ladies and women around the globe, who have derived strength and courage from her ministrations.
It is ,therefore, not out of place to celebrate this larger-than-life woman who is a perfect better- half to her spouse, Apostle Lawrence Achudume, who through their Ministry, Victory Life Bible Church has won hundreds of souls for Christ.
So Let The Drums Sound, Let The Wine Glasses Click, As We Celebrate This Epitome Of Humaneness, And A Blessing To Our Generation, Reverend Oluwafolakemi Adedayo [email protected]
Doyin Lasisi-Olatayo is a journalist and writes this piece from Abeokuta