THE FOOTPRINT OF A VISIONEER
Life takes pleasure in revealing to me that the footprint we lay on lives is the most significant role we can ever play.
Filling up my well of curiosity with clear water of wisdom, a wise woman once advised me that “to make life beautiful, one should live a life of value and benefit to the good of others”. These words of wisdom proved the worth of the phrase; “Changing the world one child at a time”.
As I walk on this path, I stand tall and feel the joy racing through every vein in my heart… the joy of being inspired by “humans” who are on the same path and have created opportunities for others to walk graciously. “Humans” whose words come as a gift wrapped with colours and series of actions… Positive actions!!!
Like a child with a new toy, I am most excited to celebrate one of these “humans”, Mrs. Adunola Akinyemiju.
Mrs. Adunola Akinyemiju
Meaning: An amazing mother of many who joyfully casts stones across the waters of Christian Education to create many ripples.
Synonyms: Excellence, Wisdom
See also: the book of Daniel
For better definition, a narrative essay may be needed, hence, I wouldn’t mind taking you down my memory lane.
In 2011, I met Eby at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. She was my roommate whom enjoyed quiet time with God. I remember vividly, how I would sit on my tiny bed while I would stare at her. She never knew about this but that act became part of me.
Fast forward to 2016, I shared an exciting news with her. It was about my new job at Dansol Christian Mission but in life, when you think you have the best news, better news has a good chance of popping up. Eby laughed out and said; “Ujuuu! That’s my alma mater.”
She was a student of Dansol High School, one of the initiatives of Mrs. Adunola Akinyemiju born out of her vision to “educate children to stand out and make a Godly difference in every generation”.
The staff of Dansol High School reflected Mrs. Akinyemiju’s teachings which manifested from the Word of God… and it influenced the life of Eby, then I tapped the current from Eby… and who knows how far the ripples have gone?
Well, I could in hours let my fingers feel each tap on the keyboard as I state Mrs. Adunola Akinyemiju’s professional qualifications and her initiatives but I am unexpectedly caught up on the words of people who have experienced her.
Mrs. Febisola Okonkwo defined her as “A remarkable Blessing to Humanity” while Mrs. Samuel Folasade captioned her life as “A woman of Valor” then she continued, “A powerful instrument in the service of God”. Speaking with Amaka, without hesitation she kept it simple, she defined Mrs. Adunola Akinyemiju as “One in a million” while Dorcas Atiyaye with a wide smile listed these words ” Selfless, Courageous and Loving”.
“Loving like Jesus is Loving Jesus”
Through the visible prints of this visioneer, Mrs. Adunola Akinyemiju, I hope we find a spot tagged encouragement to keep casting our stones for the ripples created could make generations great.
Joyful Birthday Mrs. Adunola Akinyemiju!!!