Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi, fondly called Iya Adura, was showered with encomium on her 60th birthday celebration on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State Chapter, Bishop Stephen Adegbite, hailed the Founder of Love of Christ Generation Church, Cherubim and Seraphim, Lagos, for her decades of faithful service which had positively impacted lives globally. He described her as a generational blessing, not only to their generation but to coming generations.
The Supreme Head, Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, His Most Eminence Prophet Solomon Alao, also referred to her as “the Esther of our time,” a mother, an astute teacher, an excellent coach, and an exceptional role model. The husband of the celebrant, Rev. Ademuyiwa Ajayi, described her as a humble and devoted wife and a dedicated mother. Ola Ajayi, daughter of the celebrant, also led her siblings in presenting a gift to their mother.
The 60th birthday event coincided with the Esther celebration of the church and was attended by the wife of the former Governor of Imo State, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha, eminent church leaders such as His Eminence Dr Prophet. M. I. Ebahor of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, several traditional rulers, as well as some notable gospel artists.
In her recital and poetry, Mofifunoluwa Atilola, said: “Iya Adura is a mother like no other, a virtuous woman, a walking Bible, a woman of valour causing a change through the power of the Holy Ghost, effortlessly leading hundreds of thousands of souls to Christ and constantly feeding them with the Bread of Life.”
In response, Iya Adura prayed for the well-being of the believers. “May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. “I am still in love with you.”
Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi’s life has impacted millions globally, and she continues to inspire many through her exemplary faith and service to God. As she celebrates her 60th birthday, her legacy remains a generational blessing to many, and her life serves as a reminder of the transformative power of God’s love