Ekeola is a village in the Akinyele
Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. It has been the venue of the
Annual Convention/Outreach at the Mission Field affiliated to the Kaykay
Fellowship, Akobo, Ibadan.
For the past five years this
Mission field, established by Pastor and Pastor Mrs. Timothieu Ajibade, has not
just been existing, it has been flourishing.
Ekeola is the centre of the Apostolic mission of this highly motivated
christian missionary couple. Their effort involves witnessing Christ to simple
villagers, fellowshipping with them, identifying their immediate and long-term
needs and seeking for resources from christian groups to satisfy them.
In addition to weekly fellowship
sessions Pastor and Mrs. Ajibade organize an annual convention/outreach in Ekeola,
drawing financial and pastoral support from big mission-based christian
organisations including God-Will-Do-It Ministry and Glory Tabernacle Ministry,
both of which are based in Ibadan. Of course the Kaykay fellowship is a major
The Baale of Ekeola, a muslim, is
the donor of a small portion of land, now partly covered with corrugated iron
sheets, in the quadrangle in front of his residence.
This is the venue of fellowships,
crusades and the annual convention.
Although he does not usually attend any of these events the Baale
occasionally answers a call for prayer for himself and family.
At this year’s week-long convention
held between March 11 and 16 attendance from several villages numbered
100. Several more people would have been
present but for the tension in the air following the Governorship and State
House of Assembly Elections held on March 9, in Nigeria.
Nevertheless the event witnessed
Revival, ministration for Widows, Programme for the Youth, Medical Outreach.
Several Ministers of the Gospel
from Ibadan and Okitipupa conducted these programmes which also include prayer
and deliverance sessions, door-to-door evangelism and outreaches to the
following villages – Bantu, Ita Ofa, Asipa, Atiti, Fashola, Ajobo.
1. On the
night of Wednesday March 13 there was heavy rainstorm, which damaged a number
of houses in Ekeola village. By the Grace of God the house occupied by the
visiting ministers and some of the villagers was the only one spared. All the
others were damaged. The convention venue was untouched although it was only
2. In the
course of the past year, additional two mission fields were established at
Fashola and Idioro. In Fashola village
alone 38 young people gave their lives to Christ. We have since been discipling
them to ensure that they did not go back to the world.
this year’s convention, precisely on March 16, a pregnant villager delivered on
her own, without much labour. A traditional Birth Attendant should have been
alerted but no one else knew that she was due to deliver as she was all alone in
the room and she did not asked for help.
Thank God both mother and
were alive and were in good shape.