OAU Students Jostle For Kumuyi's Seat After Crusade
The respected cleric and General Superindent of the Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi was in Obafemi Awolowo University for the first time in about thirty years in the course of this week for a two-day crusade tagged: Power in the name of Jesus; a programme put together by the Christian Mobilization Committee of the varsity.
Kumuyi while preaching to thousands of people at the new crusade ground, said, “Nigerians should take their destiny in their hands. People should not be discouraged by whatever problems they are facing now, either as individuals or as a nation”.
He noted that there were two different kinds of people in the world, saying while some saw themselves as “grasshoppers”, others equally looked themselves as “conquerors”.
He said, “There is need to be like the biblical Caleb, who never allowed the towering, scary figure of the giants they saw to dissuade him from entering the land of Canaan. Caleb gave a positive account of what he saw and encouraged others to be optimistic. You are what you think you are.”
At the end of the crusade on the first day, just as Pastor Kumuyi stepped down the podium, scores of people at the venue of the crusade ran towards the podium to seat and touch the seat where Kumuyi stood up from. It was not clear what motivated their action but our conversation with one of those that jostled for the seat revealed that they believe their action with faith can give them their desired miracle just as the woman with the issue of blood in the bible did.
The program was brought to a close the second morning after a Bible Study session.