Onyx of Righteousness
My name is Oluyemi Awe; I was born in September 19, 1963 in a small town called Owo in Nigeria; into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Akinyemi Falodun. My parents waited on the Lord for many years for the fruit of the womb and finally, the Lord blessed them with 2 children, a male and a female, I am the second child and the last child of the couple.
I attended University of Lagos Nigeria from 1985 -1989; and I graduated with a Bachelors degree in English Education.
When I relocated to the US in 1999, I furthered my education, I attended Miami Dade College, Miami Florida in 2000 -2003; and graduated in Nursing, I sat for my Nursing Board Examination in 2005; and I became a Licensed Registered Nurse. I got married to Mr. Olaide Awe a Barrister at Law on April 6 1991; we are blessed with children.
One day, about 15 years ago, I was walking down the streets of Lagos, Nigeria when I heard a gentle and clear voice that said to me “Do you know that deliverance is your Ministry?” I was attending one of the Parishes of Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos and I was a prayer warrior there.
In July 1999, I relocated to the U.S with my family and I joined a Church called New Life Pentecostal Church in Hollywood, Florida. I became one of their prayer warriors. In 2003, one of my friends invited me to her Church for an early morning prayer at 5 am every other Saturday, non-denominational, you did not have to be a member of the Church to attend; I was surprised to find such in America. I went out of my comfort zone and started attending the prayer under the leadership of Mrs. Margaret Alle and I loved it.
One day, the Pastor of my Church called me and asked me the Ministry that God called me for. I told him Deliverance Ministry. He told me to start intercessory prayer, also at every other Saturday at 5 am; he told me to be leading the prayer. I told him I have to put it before God, I put it before God and I told 3 people who also joined me in prayer, 2 out of those 3 people told me that the Lord said I should proceed.
I chose the date July 10, 2004 and presented this date before the Lord to start but I told God that if he did not speak to me directly, I will not start the prayer. Then one day, in the month of June 2004, I was praying to God and reading the Bible and the Lord directed me to Numbers 29:7 and I quote, “And you shall have on the TENTH DAY of this SEVENTH MONTH an holy convocation and ye shall afflict your souls; you shall not do any work therein:” KJV. The fear of the Lord gripped me because the very same day I presented to God,( July 10) was quoted directly from the scripture by God to start the prayer.
I went back to the Pastor and told him yes; and during a Sunday service, he brought me out to the front of the congregation and anointed me for the work. The prayer started July 10, 2004 with few people from outside and within the Church, every other Saturday at 5 a.m. I did not stop attending the other one because the schedule did not clash.
In 2005, towards the end of the year, the Pastor advised me to relocate the Ministry elsewhere. I thanked God and I thanked this great man of God that advised me to relocate the Ministry because then I was faced with a lot of challenges and I moved closer to God, we started doing the prayer from one member’s house to another, a lot of challenges came from stage to stage; then, I decided on one location for the prayer. A few members left, but some stayed; and I moved closer and closer to God. Then one day the Lord appeared to me again in a dream and assured me and I quote: “I am the Lord your God, I have called you and you have answered, I will walk with you, I will walk with you, I will walk with you”. A week after this encounter, again the mouth of the Lord spoke expressly and I quote: “I will walk with you” x 3.
Since then the Lord has been putting me through, he a added Healing Ministry, which also embraced Hospital Ministration, he added a Homeless Ministry and a Ministry for the fruit of the womb. We started a yearly crusade in 2007. In 2009, the Lord spoke and changed the Ministry name from 5a.m intercessory prayer to “Onyx of Righteousness” intercessory prayer Ministry. In 2011 the Lord expanded the coast of the Ministry to Atlanta, Georgia and he gave us a standing quotation from his word “But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance and there shall be holiness, and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions” Obadiah 1:17.KJV.