The Familyplus Ministries started on the 21st February, 2002, to teach and encourage marriages and families in United Kingdom, specifically. This is based on God’s holy word, and our belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. In practical terms, this is carried out through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, application of Christian community’s life lessons, and over 25 years of married life to support and obtain a supernatural turn-around for marriages and families. The foundation ministry started in our family living room in London. Our personal testimonies and God’s faithfulness has strengthened several marriages and families to date. Thank you, Jesus Christ, for the spirit of faith. Our faith in the word of God as recorded in the book of Revelation, Chapter 12:11 is sure.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;
Our history in brief, after 12 years of living and working in the United States of America, Olu and Tola Owolabi, and their children sensed God was directing them to live in Europe. Then, the process of seeking God’s face to know the exact location, and the “assignment” started, and it took us a whole year. And, finally God said, United Kingdom. Most of our Christian families in the USA were not as excited about the news, but God confirmed that we must relocate to United Kingdom for the ministry work He ordained for us.
On our arrival in the United Kingdom, we noticed that the issues facing our community in the South East of London were loneliness and isolation. So the Lord gave us a word in the Holy Bible, Isaiah 61:1-3
1The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
The call came, and on the 21st February, 2002, we started Familyplus Foundation Ministries to cater for the identified needs, initially, as a 1-to-1 meeting with young families within South East of London. We are assisting marriages and families using the word of God, and the main tool – the Word of Faith. However, there were three major issues facing Christian marriages and families.
- Firstly, most families have a constructive intent to improve things but need help in identifying what to improve and how to improve it.
- Secondly, families often do not know what kinds of help to ask God for; they need to be helped to know what kind of help to seek.
- Lastly, families often do not know what is wrong and need special help in diagnosing what their problems actually are.
We assists families to receive and permanently have what is theirs by:
- Teaching and lectures
- Seminars and workshops
- Prayer sessions
Our focus is the preservation of the family institution. It is our firm belief that only a full-fledged return to biblical concepts of morality, fidelity and parental leadership will halt the erosion of the family unit. We’re committed to this philosophy, not only as it is applied to married couples with children, but also to singles, teens, seniors and every member of society.