Pastor(Mrs) Ibidunni Ituah Ighodalo until her death was the wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, senior pastor at Trinity House.
Late Ibidunni was an humanitarian and lover of God. She passed on to glory on the 14th of June 2020. Her death really shook the internet and stirred up various emotions.
A memorial service was held for her on the 14th of June 2021.
Here are some tributes shared on social media:
“You were 1 of the only people who tried to help me and you didn’t even know me.” Tonto Dikeh.
Exactly one year ago you left on a journey never to return. You had your script, you went all out to fulfil what was required of you, you touched lives and made sure everyone who crossed your path felt your kindness and your love.
Pastor Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo, today we remember your earthly sojourn, your rare kindness and love for humanity. Indeed, whilst long life is a gifting, perhaps it isn’t in the duration of life lived but rather the quality one brings and gives to life.
Yours was short but impactful. It’s 365 days since you left and many a time I still feel shivers reading your many messages of encouragement to me and my wife Banjoko-Tikare Funke.
Sun re o.
May your soul continue to rest in peace.
The 14th of June, 2021 makes it a year since Pastor (Mrs) Ibidun Ighodalo went to be with the Lord📍
Pastor (Mrs) Ibidun Ighodalo was an ex-beauty queen in Nigeria, she won the first ever Miss Luz in 1999, which led to her stardom📍
She got married to the love of her life (Pastor Ituah Ighodalo), on the 16th of February 2007. In February 2020, the two celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary before her demise.
GREAT LESSON TO LEARN FROM HER LIFE📍
Pastor (Mrs) Ibidun Ighodalo didn’t have her own biological children, she did numerous things to, give birth to her own baby, but it all proved abortive. She must have been depressed, and sometimes feel like giving up, but thank God for her loving husband; very understanding, Selfless, a great man of God. He could have sent her way, for not being able to get pregnant, rather, he didn’t divorce her or abandon her, but loved her unconditionally with all his heart, he believed, “whatever God gives, is always the best, and God sees their challenges, for better for worse, they are in it together.📍
She spent millions of dollars just to be a mom through IVF Procedures. IVF stands for ‘In Vitro Fertilization’. It’s one of the more widely known types of assisted reproductive technology (ART). IVF works by using a combination of medicines and surgical procedures to help sperm fertilize an egg, and help the fertilized egg implant in your uterus.) but it failed, she did that for good 11 times all ceased to work out📍
Her strong faith in God, kept her moving in spite of her challenges. She decided to move on with her life, and they later adopted two children.
The kids brought happiness, and strengthen their union, till the extent that she forgot her life challenges and work on how she could use her life experiences to impact the world. This gave birth to ”IBIDUN IGHODALO FOUNDATION”📍
On Sunday, January 14, 2018. Pastor (Mrs) Ibidun declared on her Instagram account that, an anonymous couple celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in February proposed to pay for, IVF Procedures for twenty women. She was so delighted with the generous act of the partners, she created a portal for interested couples striving with infertility to get a free treatment. She was so happy because, her dreams of impacting life came to reality📍
If she haven’t confronted her situation, and fought to be free, she would still be a slave to her hardship📍
She took the bold step, accepted her cross and moved on📍
God used her life to touch many marriages battling with childlessness, she would be remembered for that for live, without the foundation they might not have their testimony📍
WHENEVER YOU’RE FACED WITH LIFE CHALLENGES, THESE ARE WHAT TO DO❕
Please don’t panic, committing suicide is not the way forward📍
If you have prayed to God, but it seems your prayers are not answered, keep waiting on God📍
Pastor Mrs Ibidun did not just lived, she existed in life despite all odds, so stop living, start existing📍
Forget what people would say, you’re this and that, live your life, enjoy the moment and run to God for guidance, He has the power to change your story and make you a channel of blessings to lives📍
Her life shows us that marriage is not only for procreation, but for companionship. Her husband Pastor Ituah Igodahlo understands this, and it helped them to remain together despite childlessness📍
What would you be remembered for❓
How many lives have you affected positively while you’re still on earth❓
What are the additional characteristics you have learnt from the late Pastor (Mrs) Ibidun Ighodalo life❓
I know Pastor (Mrs) Ibidun Ighodalo is resting in Paradise now. We shall surely meet her at the resurrection of the saints📍
Her life is an Inspiration to all of us📍
Rest on God’s servant.
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💡Rev’d Nifemi Oluwamurewa