Evangelist Mike Bamiloye and his wife, Gloria have been joyfully married for 29 years now!
To mark the 29th anniversary which held on the 8th of October 2017, they (alongside their three kids) were thrown a surprise party by a Church.
Gushing about it, Mike said:
Our 29th Wedding Anniversary was Sunday, October 8th, 2017. For three full weeks preceding this time, we had worked strenuously and laboriously on film locations of two full length movies, having a very little time to sleep. So, the film shooting rounded off three days before the Anniversary Day.
We did not plan the Anniversary, but previously, different people have been cutting cakes for us at various places. At the 7th National Conference of NACEDRAM, a Conference that came up in-between the film locations, A cake was cut in honor of the Anniversary.
Another church where we visited briefly, and ministered during the film location brought out a large cake for series of photographs for the Anniversary which was just in few days time. In all, we had cut about three different cakes ahead of the Anniversary date.
This had been amazing us, that the Lord put our Wedding Anniversary in the heart of people to celebrate for us.
However, when a Church sent a message to us that they would hold a big event for the Wedding Anniversary, we never thought it to be what we saw.
The whole congregation became involved in the series of activities on Saturday, October 7th, the Anniversary Eve. They did a lot of sporting event, ranging from children, to youth and teenagers and adults…..to Celebrate the Anniversary!
They organised Quizes, Drama Clips, Tug-of-War, Sack race, egg race, among the children and the youths….to Celebrate the Wedding Anniversary! We all wore sport wares and there was prayers at the end of the event….to Celebrate the 29th Wedding Anniversary.
Then, on the Anniversary Day, we were baffled. They made the Sunday morning service the Anniversary Thanksgiving, where there was worships, praises, and very inspiring Message on Marriage and Family by the Host Pastor, after a shorter version of the Mount Zion movie: “Story of My Life” was shown.
Then, the Reception was something else. A large Cake, they invited many ministers in the city. There was a short movie acted for Mike and Gloria on how they met and married. Then, there was series of pictures with the large cake.
We spent nothing on all these. We were clothed and fed. We spent absolutely nothing on the entire Wedding Anniversary. From our uniformed suits to the Anniversary dresses of my wife and daughter. The large cake, the foods and drinks, the huge receptions and accommodation,….We Spent Nothing…on our own….Absolutely Nothing!