Mount Zion Ministries and well known Evangelist Mike Bamiloye and his wife, Gloria have been gloriously married and been together for the last 29 years! To celebrate the 29th anniversary of marriage which was held on the 8th of October 2017, they (alongside their three kids) were thrown a surprise party by the Church.
Commenting on how it all went down, Mike Bamiloye describes the event as a joyful atmosphere recounting that:
“The mercy of the Lord played out once again, upon our lives, to prove to us, again and again, that the Lord is faithful to all His own. There is no way you can never out-give God. If you are diligent in His service; if you are faithful to your calling; and you are fervent with your visions and mandate, and you have felt on many occasions that the Lord seem not to answer to your many calls, RELAX, HE HAS NEVER OWED A MAN ANYTHING, AND HE WILL ALWAYS PAY YOU BACK, AT HIS OWN TIME.”
“Another church where we visited briefly and ministered during the film location brought out a large cake for series of photographs for the Anniversary which was just in few days time. In all, we had cut about three different cakes ahead of the Anniversary date.
“This had been amazing us; that the Lord put our Wedding Anniversary in the heart of people to celebrate with us. However, when a Church sent a message to us that they would hold a big event for the Wedding Anniversary, we never thought it to be what we saw.
The whole congregation became involved in the series of activities on Saturday, October 7th, the Anniversary Eve. They did a lot of sporting event, ranging from children, to youth and teenagers and adults…..to Celebrate the Anniversary! They organised Quizzes, Drama Clips, Tug-of-War, Sack race, egg race, among the children and the youths….to Celebrate the Wedding Anniversary! We all wore sports wares and there were prayers at the end of the event….to Celebrate the 29th Wedding Anniversary.
“Then, on the Anniversary Day, we were baffled. They made the Sunday morning service the Anniversary Thanksgiving, where there was worships, praises, and very inspiring Message on Marriage and Family by the Host Pastor, after a shorter version of the Mount Zion movie: “Story of My Life” was shown. Then, the Reception was something else. A large Cake, they invited many ministers in the city. There was a short movie acted for Mike and Gloria on how they met and married. Then, there was series of pictures with the large cake.
“We spent nothing on all these. We were clothed and fed. We spent absolutely nothing on the entire Wedding Anniversary. From our uniformed suits to the Anniversary dresses of my wife and daughter. The large cake, the foods and drinks, the huge receptions and accommodation,….We Spent Nothing…on our own….Absolutely Nothing! The Lord has honoured us through this wonderful Church and the Pastor and his wife and the eldership. They ran around for us and we were too embarrassed.