It still amazes me that quite a large number of Celestial church parents do not know that any child born into this great church is automatically a glorious child. The magic is the Deuteronomy 28:1-14 we usually read on them during the christening, most especially that verse 13, “The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.”
This blessing upon Celestial Children is already playing out in the life of Oluwaseyi Adedeji-Oduba, a 9 year-old boy who beat all his opponents in Pedachass (Chess) for primary school pupils and Seyi played in Senior Category and recorded a landslide victory.
According to the brief, Oluwaseyi represented his school, Tofek Preparatory School, New Oko Oba, Agege at the Bi-annual Pedachass Competition held at the Chrisland School, Opebi between 18th & 19th October. There were over 50 schools represented with over 500 players. Each school competed in both junior & senior categories with each school putting their best player on board 1. He was on board 1, played 5 games and recorded unprecedented victory in all. He is a member of Oluwa Olubukun Transmission Parish headed by Sup. Evang. Xtopher Z. Gbagidi.
According to his father, a Mechanical Engineering graduate, he said Oluwaseyi had been playing for about 4 years now and he has never been defeated for once. His mantelshelf is filled with gold medals, awards and plaques. We gathered that he would be on STV News later tonight.
“Ijo mimo temi, latorun lo ti wa, eni to’sin nibe, ninu imole lonwa….” (This my Celestial church descended from above, those who worship in it are in the light)