Mayowa Isaac Afolabi formally known as Mufutau born into a Muslim background in the late 70s, raised from a family of 10 children in a very harsh environment in Oshodi, Lagos State, Nigeria. Growing up was very difficult for me, I had to to sell chips, cooked rice and sometime I was a motor boy (boy conductor) to be able to feed.
As God will have it, I met the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 14 years in secondary school, from that time on, my life begin to change. I had a privileged to travel to London twice where I had my two children. We had a lot of crisis there and I had an accident and we had to relocate back to Nigeria.
After three years in Nigeria, God opened the door for us to travel to America. Before we came, The Lord spoke to us that ALL THINGS ARE READY AND THAT HE WILL BE OUR SPONSOR. We left for America, not knowing anybody, no where to stay, no money and no support. As God will have it, we landed in Atlanta, Georgia, we received an offer to Pastor a church in North Carolina, but some reason, it did not work.
JOURNEY TO FLINT MICHIGAN
A friend of mine introduced me to our Provincial pastor, Pastor Abraham Adeniji. He received us, took care of us and gave us three different locations, Saginaw, Midland and Flint to go and pray and find out where God is leading us. As I was waiting on my Senior Pastor to have a night vigil, I was going through the word of God, and suddenly I stormed on a scripture in Isaiah 50:7:
“FOR THE LORD GOD WILL HELP ME, THEREFORE SHALL I NOT BE CONFOUNDED, THEREFORE HAVE I SET MY FACE LIKE A FLINT, AND I KNOW, I WILL NEVER BE PUT TO SHAME”
For the first time, I saw FLINT in the bible. I rushed to my pastor and said to him: “FLINT, HERE I COME.” After praying and fasting we moved to Flint, Michigan. Flint is a place where the glory is gone. It is like a deserted city and one of the poorest cities in America. But in spite of all challenges, opposition and discouragement, and because it was God leading us, we started a branch of the The Redeemed Christian church Of God, REHOBOTH CHAPEL FLINT, on the 15th of February 2015.
Within these past two years, the church has grown in leaps and bounds, just of recent, we dedicated our new church building which was one of the major miracles and a pleasant surprise we received from the Lord. The lord has been very faithful to her church, there has been a lot of salvation, healing, miracles, testimonies of new jobs, safe baby deliveries, uncommon breakthrough, revival, restoration and rest in the life of the people and the community as a whole.
A Lot is happening in Flint. The Lord has given us a new word,in EZEKIEL 36:35:
“AND THEY SHALL SAY: THIS LAND THAT IS TERM DESOLATE (FLINT) IS BECOME LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN AND THE WASTE AND DESOLATE AND RUINED CITIES ARE BECOME FENCED AND INHABITED;
Praise God for his faithfulness. We know He will watch over his word and fulfill it in Jesus, Name (Amen)