My Charity Mission Trip to Ghana

18 Apr

Hello Everyone,

I have exciting news! I will be volunteering in Ghana with a charity called STG (Spreading The Gospel) from May 15th – May 25th!

This outreach is one that I have wanted to embark on for the past two years and I am extremely grateful that the opportunity has finally come!

Screenshot (58)My flights/accommodation and additional commuting costs (£1000+) are completely covered by my own funds. The money raised by you guys here is solely for the beneficiaries of the mission! So, I thank you in advance, for your support in prayer and monetary contribution. God bless you!

Our aim is to primarily work with vulnerable children, youths and families in different villages and communities. Our Regions of operation in Ghana are: Ashanti, Central & Greater Accra regions.

School Building Fund (See Wish List)
Your money will contribute to the school we are planning to build in a village called Amokrom in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

Children in the Amokrom village currently have to walk a number of miles to the neighbouring town called Bibiani, to get schooling. Parents were getting reports of the children getting killed on the way and they stopped their children from going to school in fear. STG(Spreading The Gospel) visited the village and saw the need and decided to build a school in Amokrom. Please support us so we can get this School running as soon as!

Women’s Workshops
I have a keen focus on empowering the Women in Ghana by running educational workshops and equipping them with the training to continue flying the flag of confidence, elegance and virtue even in our absence.

Other Activities include:
Village evangelism
Children’s outreach & donations
Urban outreach
Clothes distribution to the poor
Homeless outreach
Organising educational seminars and workshops

1258754_1397730098_5377We take so many things for granted in the western world – let us not forget that there is someone who would love to be in your position right now. Please give what you can, no amount is too small, trust me it goes a very long way! 

Spreading the Gospel through love!

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27

About STG
We are a Christian missionary and humanitarian organisation with a commitment to spreading the gospel to individuals, families, communities and cities, as well as working with the poor in society to alleviate poverty.


Our Work

We have a three tier focus as an organisation.
1. Reach the lost
2. Edify believers
3. Help the poor​​
We are motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ and our personal experience of His unfailing love to share and demonstrate to others through preaching and charity work.

Thank you again!

Listen!

19 Apr
Listen!
Why don’t we listen?
Two ears and one mouth are what we were given…so why don’t we listen?
Endless noise and mindless chatter.
listeningSometimes sound and some times foolish. The latter is futile; of no use, cos’ out of the same mouth we spit curses and yet sing praises to God.
And into the same ears we absorb filthy songs Monday to Saturday and the ‘tear jerking’ sermon on a Sunday.
Listen! Not through our physical ears, for even the deaf can here when God speaks. He speaks to the ears of our hearts. Whispers unto further understanding of His truth and glory.
We sing ‘Open the eyes of my heart Lord’, but I’m proposing this remix, ‘Open the EARS of my heart Lord’.
Listen to His word, unchanging, provoking, inerrant and infallible.
He that has an ear let him hear what The Spirit is saying.
He started the conversation first, so LISTEN.
My Journal Entry
Kanayo x

 

Upcoming Events in April and Vocal Workshops in May

8 Apr
Hi Everyone!
I hope you’re all well! I have a few events that I’d like to invite you to for the month of April in chronological order.
If you have any upcoming Christian events you’d like me to share on my blog, please email kanayo@doctorkanayo.com with a press release and a poster.
THE RELATIONSHIP TOOLBOX
The Relationship Toolbox

The Relationship Toolbox

Theme: 10 Reasons why it doesn’t work and 10 Tools to fix it
Date: Saturday 12th April, 2014
Time: 4.00pm
Venue: Ithaca House, 27 Romford Road, Stratford, London. E15 4LJ
Tickets: Tickets are free if you register online, £5 at the door!
Whether you are in a romantic relationship, friendship, or familyship, whatever ship of relations you may be in, this is an event for you…
Why?
Everyone enters a relationship believing that it will turn out well and last forever, either we remain close siblings, best buddies for life or get married… or so we think….
Most people usually start off relationships well-intending, BUT, unfortunately, almost everyone has suffered the loss of a friendship/relationship for one reason or another, and for quite a lot of us its been one too many and very unexpected…but what goes wrong? and Why does this happen and keep happening?
At our up-coming relationship toolbox event we will discuss this matter in terms of all types of relationships from romantic relationships to general friendships.
And it is certain that you will leave this event better equipped and knowledgeable about the psychology of relationships and living life knowing how best to deal with those you relate to in life for the best.
We have a live performance by SGJP and a few other upcoming christian talents.
We will also feature Carole Agoro (Gospel Explosion),  Ify Alexis (Love limitless) and Lao K among others!
Refreshments will be available on the day.
For more information, Please Follow Rock Solid Relationships: Twitter @RockSolidHOL, Insta @rocksolidrelationships, Facebook @ Rock Solid Relationships
EASTER YOUTH VIBES
Date: 19th April 2014
Time: 12pm
Venue: University of East London, Main lecture theatre, Docklands campus, University Way, London, E16 2RD
Check out the Facebook Event Page
Believers LoveWorld UK presents Easter youth V.I.B.E.S Hosted at UEL Docklands campus
  • Dance
  • Live Music
  • Rap
  • Poetry
  • Theatre production entitled “Easter from the other side” and much more!

 

GIFTED EXPRESSIONS

To purchase early bird tickets, use this link - https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/gifted-expressions-tickets-10811307913

YOUNG MINISTERS BREAKFAST
Are you a young person who is passionate and serious about Christ?
Have you had deep thoughts about how your ‘Giftings’ and ‘Talents’ are meant to impact the world around you?
Do you currently have an expression of ministry, preparing to start something or wondering what you can do? 
Are you asking questions about your calling and specific purpose within the body of Christ and your role in the kingdom in these times? 
Would you like to find out how you are meant to fit into the body of Christ purposefully alongside other believers?
Ever wondered how you can grow and mature in the use of your ministry gift(s) and ministry?
Do you realise that your giftings are not meant to stand alone?
Would you like to meet -up with other young ministers who’d most probably answer yes to most of the previous questions…?
Well if so, The young ministers breakfast is a meeting you need to be at….

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Why…? Well, a group of young ministers under the HOLA (House of Lights Ambassadors) are burdened about what we as young people are doing for the Kingdom especially in the UK. There is alot of talk about Kingdom, but not so much action and we want to do something about it. 
What are we doing, you ask…? We are calling out to you in these last days, to be part of those who will turn things around for good, for the sake of Christ. 
This is not a youth event or rally, this is solely for those of you who believe you have a calling and want to do much more than you are right now and/or be more effective with what you are already doing.
Therefore, we would like to invite you to join us for breakfast on Sat. April 26th @ 9:30am. Yes its early, but it’ll be worth it… Come and hear more about how we can be better equipped as young ministers/ ministers-in-the-making. There will also be an opportunity to network and meet other like-minded individuals, as well as encourage and inspire each other as we seek out God’s will and not to forget, there will be breakfast.
This has never been done before in our generation, and its more than about time. We are not concerned what ministry you’re under, except that you love the Lord and want to see His will come to pass in your life for our generation.
If this sounds like you, don’t miss out… God needs us to act and time is running out, lets make it happen brothers and sisters.
We hope to see you early on Saturday morning….
——–THERE ARE ONLY 50 SPACES AVAILABLE ——–
BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE: youngministersbreakfast.eventbrite.com
God Bless 
LADIES OF HONOUR
Knowing Who You Are As Lady in God. We will be dealing with issues that young women face in everyday life. Our goal is to Inform, Guide, encourage, equip and Inspire young women to recognise their full potential through their God given talents.
Check out the Facebook event page
Date: April 26th 2014
Venue: KLM, 11 Bruce Grove, N17 6UR
Time: 5pm
We All Want The Good of the Land in Life especially Young Women. We Want God Fearing Husband, Good Career, We want to be Women of Substance and the list goes on and on. But then again We don’t Want to Sacrifice Our Time For God. We always have some Kind of Excuses.
Remember God is not Interested in your ABILITY rather He’s interested in your AVAILABILITY. I want All young Women Out there to know that All those temporary Stuff we are Chasing After will become Meaningless one day. When all you are Chasing after Fails, ask yourself is it Not this same God you would RUN after? To Retain the Crown of Honour as a woman, you need to have time for God.
VOCAL WORKSHOP 

The workshops will cover: 

Techniques on effective breathing whiles singing
How to feel confident on stage and in front of an audience  Developing a rapport with your audience Coping with the ‘nerves’ and ‘stress’ and much more
photo 1We have a team of Professionals, who are ready to elevate you to your next level!! So are you ready to SING YOUR HEART OUT? Start date: Monday 19th May 2014 ends Monday 16th June 2014
Facebook Event Page
Borough Studios222 Borough High Street, SE1 1JX London
£25 per Session
£100 for 5 week Session

 

Kanayo Invites You to Parliament and Youth Back 2 God

24 Mar
Hey Everyone,
I hope you’re all well and that the month of March has been kind to you! As we enter into the next month of April soon, I’d like to invite you all to few events!
‘Youth Back to God’ on Saturday 5th April 2014. The details are below (see poster).
If you have any questions, please direct them to the official event organiser – Jessy. You can find her on twitter @JessyJule
There is also a Facebook Event page, please click attending if you’d like to come and share with your friends!
I’d love to see you there!
‘Speak Out’ youth debate in Parliament!
We have another exciting debate coming up at Parliament, this time featuring prominent figures such as David Lammy MP, and senior members from the MET police.
Topics on the night:
- Corruption in the MET – Youth unemployment – Equality for women – Poverty of opportunities
Please book your seats and submit your questions on eventbrite. Early registration is advised as spaces are very limited.

All 4 Gospel – VOXAfrica’s latest Entertainment Gospel Show

5 Mar
Hey Everyone – This is a quick plug in blog post for my sister in Christ, Lorraine. Please read, support and check out the A4G show!
A4G puts the SWAG back into the gospel scene engaging both religious and secular audiences with fresh, youth-orientated, gospel-based entertainment.
Getting the audience ‘high on the holy ghost’ and ‘drunk on the Lord’s spirit, host Lorraine Kamara brings viewers an insight into the energy coming out of a new wave of worshipers via exclusive event coverage from across the UK, and going one-on-one with some of the hottest talent from the neo-gospel movement from around the world.
All 4 Gospel

All 4 Gospel

Previous guests on the show have included UK’s standout praise and worship minister MUYIWA, MOBO Award winning lyricist GUVNA B, and Lampmode Recording’s first British signing, underground starlet S.O.
A4G airs every 1st Sunday of the Month at 5.45PM on Sky channel 218 VoxAfrica & DSTV 191.
So until then Keep it SWAG (Saved With Amazing Grace) and most importantly ALL 4 GOSPEL.
PREVIOUS HIT SHOWS
A4G #TURNUP with UK gospel Rapper SoTheKid (S.O.)
A4G Releases The Sound Of A Generation
A4G Talks UKStop gospel concert & more
Our twitter page: @all4gospel 
Our Facebook page: All 4 Gospel 
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#RuthChallenge Thank You and #EstherChallenge on YouVersion Coming Soon!

28 Feb

Just a video to say thank you al those that have gotten involved in the Bible Challenges and to encourage you stay in The Word.

The Esther Challenge will be on the YouVersion bible app soon. As Jonah & Ruth are already there. All other challenges can be found on my blog, including the popular Daniel and James Challenge.

The Jonah Challenge is on the YouVersion Bible App – Check out a great testimony below! Glory to God!!

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God bless you and stay connected with me for future updates.

Twitter: @doctorkanayo

Blog: doctorkanayo.com

Email: kanayo@doctorkanayo.com

Testimony and Encouragement from @Brother_P_

27 Feb

I was never brought up in a home where God was truly in the center, to be honest life was very difficult for me as a youth growing up, as my mum and dad were not together during majority of my upbringing. Growing up I had my beliefs in God and KNEW of Him but did not actually know God. I always would say “God if you are real, why are all these bad things happening to my family and I”.

Reaching my teens I started attending church frequently, however I was more of LUKEWARM Christian; one day in the club, smoking and drinking, the other days thinking I was perfectly fine as a christian. I then got into sexual relationships whilst in church thinking nothing of it. I thought that if I was going out with a girl then it wouldn’t be much of a sin in Gods eyes. It then became a habit, sexual relationship to sexual relationship whilst I was in church. Being in and out of relationships I started to become rebellious against women and thought that they were all genuinely out just to tease and trick men.

One day, God spoke to me followed by constant dreams which were affecting my day to day life. He showed me many obstacles and distractions, that were taking me away from my purpose to serve Him with a pure heart. I remember breaking down, asking for forgiveness and for him to show me the correct way to serve Him in the right way. I was then led by a brother from my church to read Psalm 86, which was the prayer of David, as David fell and committed such a great sin and then cried out to God. I started reading my bible everyday and made a complete transition to serve God with a pure heart and to never look back, like Lot and his family in Bible. Attending church regularly not just on the Sunday service, but also Bible school and youth events. 

In the midst of serving God I wanted to stay completely true to Him and serve Him entirely with no women in my life, with the understanding that relationships should be kept pure as talked about in 1 Corinthians 6:18. Your body is a temple of God and should be kept holy and acceptable to God. God works in mysterious ways as we know, He then blessed me with a partner who is mightily in love with God and also through God, she found me. We are now courting and by God’s grace will lead to marriage.

Word Of Encouragement…

The bible says in Revelation 3:15-16 “Because you are lukewarm, neither hot, nor cold, I spit you out” beloved stay on fire for God. Your life has a great and mighty purpose like Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I made you in your mothers womb, I chose you” God has your future planned way before time and we as believers can truly do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

Do not be double minded when serving God, you are either in or out there is no in between. John 10:10 says “the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy, but God came to give us life and have it abundantly“. The enemy will try and confuse our knowledge of what we know about Christ hence why some believers and unbelievers perish.

Thank You
I Love You
God Bless You…

Twitter: @Brother_P_

A year on…tribute to my dear Ify

18 Feb

On Saturday 23rd February 2013, I lost someone so special to me.

My cousin, who was my sister and my friend.

I have never seen death or had death this close. That day my heart was literally torn apart and I was angry. Watching the paramedics who did everything they could trying to resuscitate her, I touched her feet, I screamed at her to get up, I cried, I rolled, I was silent with questions.

Rest in Peace my beautiful Ify

Why, why why?  My questions were not asked of God. They were thrown angrily and sorrowfully into the void that my suffering was creating between Him and me. Instead of turning to Him for comfort, I writhed alone with my grief. I really didn’t feel like God and I were on speaking terms. The void I had created still between us…RAW and hurting like an open wound. I knew God was on the other side of that void, wanting for me to talk to Him, wanting to forgive me for blaming Him, but I just couldn’t make myself pray.

The frailty of life and reality of death hit me. What was lying on that hospital bed was not my cousin. It was simply a vessel, she, Ify had gone to a place where the human body couldn’t go. I wanted everyone to stop what they were doing, I wanted the world to stop because we had just lost a wife, a mother of three, a daughter, a sister, a cousin, a friend.

I came down to London from university on the Friday night for my churchs’ day seminar called ‘Day with the Lord’ on the Saturday. My cousin and I had been texting each other the day before about how we would catch up after the seminar for our usual gisting sessions. Neither of us knew that our appointment would be snatched away by deaths appointment and that she would have her own ‘day with the Lord’.

The weeks following Ify’s death were hard ones for me. I wish I could say I came back to my senses fast and got on my knees to put things right between God and I, but I didn’t. I pranced around with my fake smile and superficial strength. But God’s word…this WORD.

 “Come, let us return to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces
    but he will heal us;
he has injured us
    but he will bind up our wounds. - Hosea 6:1

Tears blurred my eyes as the words pierced into my soul.

My only utterance with floods of tears: ‘I’ve been torn into pieces, Lord, I need you to heal me.’

And a breeze of peace overcame me like never before. A peace that I could not and still don’t understand.

 
There is so much that I could write about my cousin, but I’ve included the less personal memories below. The pain of her loss is almost crippling, but we thank God for His comfort. Ify was a Christian, who served God with everything and in everything. She showed love to everyone she encountered and I have the assurance that she is hidden with Christ in God. Please guys, live your life right and show love whilst you are still able to, tomorrow isn’t promised and yesterday will never come again but today is all you have. KNOW CHRIST. Christians have hope that non-believers struggle to comprehend. For us, death is not the end, it is simply the beginning of what God really wanted for us. I have the assurance that I will be reunited with all my loved ones on that faithful day when God calls me home. That is my faith, whats yours? I choose to praise Him through the tears…will you?
 

A Few Memories We Shared

Scratchy Kay-Kay

Odikwa Angels loool

My cousin was 28 years old. 9 years older than me, she always told me about how I used to scratch her when I was little but she would still carry me because I looked cute and the scratches were bearable and good for ammunition loool for when she would remind me in my older years.

The Choir’s Latest Recruit

I’ve always been a shy girl…hard to believe ayy. I remember when Sister Mercy our choir leader first told me to join the choir at age 11. I tried every trick in the book to avoid singing in front of the congregation, even attempted to miming like a small celeb. Ify and Ifende (her younger sister) were not having none of that, they took me under their wings, encouraged me, allowed me to be shy but became one of many catalysts for the confidence that I have today.

They came to every talent competition I did at Virgo Fidelis, Ify always loved my rendition of Amy Winehouse ‘I’m no good’ at our Year 11 rebellion showcase. She came when I played the lead role in musical at Fairfield halls, she always supported me in everything.

Ify, Ifende and I were the TRIO. Our harmonies were just fantastic. I will always hear Ify’s tenor in my heart, never missing  :) The Odikwa angels, you Igbos will get it! Odikwa was one of Ify’s rinsed out Igbo lines, even my uni girls caught onto her lingo  when they met her loool.

Her beautiful wedding

Laughing was our conversation

I remember when Femi and Ify told me the date for their wedding I was ecstatic. What a glorious occasion it was, both the traditional and white wedding were amazing. Ify asked me to sing her favourite hymn at her wedding ‘I the Lord of sea and sky’ which I did for the first verse and then started crying, thank God Ifende came to help me. We sang the same song at her funeral and I know she will be proud that despite the tears, we pushed through.

The wedding preparations were our greatest times together, we’d be up for hours talking and planning. In fact less planning and more laughing. Ify’s laugh and smile would vibrate the whole room. We had a fun hen night and post wedding celebrations.

Prophetic Gisting Sessions

My cousin told me I would go to China during one of our chill gisting moments wayyyyyyy before I knew of any internship. She always pushed me academically, she herself had completed her degree, was onto her masters worked in her way to the top, whilst getting married, having three kids all in 28 years! She was determined and I pray that I have at least 1/10 of her determination.

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I will make you proud Ify, I’m going to China for you hun. She shared my go fund me page so many times even emailed and texted many doners, my thank you isn’t enough for all her encouragement along the way.

We would gist about the potential Boaz’ and the olodo-az loool. My future husband will still get your approval Ify. Femi and Ifende will have to approve of any guy that wants to take your second little sister.

My family are raising money for Ify’s three young sons ages, 10, 5 and 2. It will be hard for her husband to raise them alone, but with the support from the entire family and you all that are able to offer your prayers and monetary support it will be done. Ify was passionate about her Children, she never really called them ‘my kids’, she always said these are OUR boys. We will raise these boys up to be mighty pillers, that is the legacy she has left behind.
Thank you to everyone who has donated offline and online over the year. Please show your support by visiting the page God bless you! http://www.gofundme.com/IfySoile

Kanayo on Heart Of Praise Radio #RealTalk with @BenChemchem 11.02.14

7 Feb

A message from Ben (@BenChemchem):

YES WE ARE BACK!!!! Guys tune into ‘REAL TALK’ SEASON 2!!! 7pm Tuesday 11th February with your host MrChemchem

UntitledGuest artist my very own Kanayo formally known as ‘doctor Kanayo’ Tune in for an exciting interview where we get to the bottom of who the gospel sensation is, as both a singer aspiring doctor, teacher and leader, hear her story on how God saved her!! For those of you that didn’t know she is also the mastermind behind the bible challenges.

THIS TUESDAY to hear her breath taking testimony

WE ARE ON THE TOPIC OF RELATIONSHIPS/MARRIAGE

“How do I know I’ve found the right person?”

To Tune in visit www.hopradio.net @7pm

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To contact with questions, Tweet:

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#RuthChallenge on YouVersion Bible App!

31 Jan

The #RuthChallenge is LIVE on the YouVersion Bible app!!

Search ‘Ruth Challenge’ in the plans section of the app!

If you do not have access to the app, then follow the challenge via my blog www.doctorkanayo.com

It’s a 4 day challenge to read the 4 chapters of Ruth!

A big THANK YOU to all of you who have been participating in my bible challenges – you guys encourage me!

I’m humbled that God chose to use a broken vessel like me to push this vision from last year. It’s all about Him and it is all for HIS Glory!

Proverbs 29:18 and Habakkuk 2:2 keeps me going!

‘Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he’

‘Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.’

Enjoy the challenge!

(click image below for the web version of the app to access the plan)

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