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Photos from Pastor EA Adeboye's surprise book launch

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Dignitaries thronged The RCCG Youth Centre, on August 15, 2017 for the launch of Pastor EA Adeboye’s new book titled: ‘Pastor EA Adeboye: His Life And Calling’.  The distinguished man of God had no inkling of the project as his wife had hid information about the book from her husband for one year, saying that she planned it to coincide with his 75th birthday.
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The 40-page book offers a fresh insight into the life and calling of Pastor EA Adeboye, it documents his challenges and achievements through the years.
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Roll call of guests at the event include Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) Bishop David Oyedepo, Acting President of Nigeria, His Excellency Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, Former President, General Olusegun Obasanjo, Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Her Excellency Bolanle Ambode, Chief Executive Officer of Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Dr Stella Okoli and a host of others.
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In his remark, the revered cleric said, “The event of today, without any doubt, has been a great surprise to me. This is because my wife hid it from me, and we don’t normally hide anything from each other, because we have been married for 50 years and we are still on honeymoon. Why the event is a surprise to me is that God also hid it for me. I had no inkling at all from my Daddy that something like this is happening. If God hid it from me, it must mean that He approved of it. My wife knows that if I had any idea about what is happening today, it will never happen. I would have stopped it long ago because who am I without Jesus Christ? If there is anyone to be celebrated, it should be Him.
He continued, “People say I am humble, but people need to know where I am coming from. I cannot say I have any ability or wisdom. Everything has been the Lord Himself. When I was about 40 and I saw grey hairs on my head, I wondered why and God said I was carrying a burden that was not mine.
“God said, ‘I am just using you as camouflage. People need to see someone. So, I am putting you forward so that I can do the work from behind.’ So, everything that is happening in RCCG, nothing is of Adeboye at all; it is all about God. So, for you to say you are writing a book about somebody that is nothing, someone who has almost zero beginning, from a poor family and passed through secondary school by God’s grace. For God to allow today to happen without telling me, it can only be that He wants to draw your attention to Himself that if you allow Him, He will do great things, using you as camouflage.”
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Eulogising his wife of 50 years, Daddy GO as fondly called said, “If you can find a woman that can stand by you with 40 days of prayer and fasting, first, second, third time and willing to go with you as long as possible, then I will classify your wife as second to mine. Without my wife, I cannot be doing what I am doing today,” he said.
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Photo Credit: Open Heavens International Centre
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