23 Mar MEET THE EXCO’S – SIS VICTORIA OMOMO
CAN WE MEET YOU?
My name is Omomo Victoria Ebiwariswata, Like Ebiwariswata (LAUGHS). Yeah that’s my name. it means “Good has entered into my house,” second born out of four children. I have three brothers, a brother ahead of me and two younger brothers also, fortunately for me they are twins. I’m in 500 level, Faculty of Law, second best faculty in the University. I think that’s all (Laughs).
WHEN YOU WERE MADE AN EXCO, HOW DID YOU COMBINE ACADEMICS WITH ‘EXCOSHIP’?
Okay, I’ve been an exco since Year three. And to be honest, it has not been easy. There are so many things that I have to drop, so many sacrifices to make, I have to put up determination and put things that I’ve been engaged in or involved in on a scale of preference and really, I’ll just say it’s been God that’s been helping me. It has not been easy honestly. There are still some things that I really love to get involved in but being an exco would not make me involved in them, I know it’s for a purpose. I understand why I’m there, I understand my purpose.
It’s the reason why I’m in this fellowship as such. But honestly managing from class to class, having to read has not been easy either.
I’m someone who likes reading a lot, I don’t know how to cram, so I read over and over again. Sometimes after class I have to attend different meetings, some meetings might come up impromptu, assignments too, I have family issues to attend to and I also have my own challenges or needs to attend to but it has been God that has been helping me. He has made me understand that somehow there’s a woman in me that’s growing. I understand that actually I’m not supposed to be less busy. I just want to bless God.
WHAT CHALLENGE(S) HAVE YOU FACED AS THE SISTERS’ CORD?
Challenge as the sisters’ cord, okay…I must be honest, the first time I was called, I couldn’t really place it in my head, I was trying to think and ask myself how to go on with it. And I later asked God.
I’ve had knowledge of how it was like to be a sisters’ cord and so I was wondering how I was going to fit into the everything. Paying attention to sisters’ needs—I won’t say it’s a particular challenge per se but Sometimes I feel I’m not in the best position to attend to some of the questions that the sisters have or listen to the challenges they face, most of the times I just pray to God.
For instance, there was a particular time I just came back from class and was tired and I went to the reading room, wanted to read, but a sister called me and she began to share with me some of the challenges she was facing and the Holy Spirit spoke to me and I knew at that particular time, the Lord wanted me to pray along with her. Somehow in my heart, I was like “Oh no. Trying to be there for sisters who need you and then brothers alike, people from other fellowships, knowing that you’re the sisters’ coordinator and your room mates especially—they look at you as a fellowship person—they have a particular standard that they expect you to meet but all in all I just thank God. The Holy spirit has helped me live my life not to anyone’s standard but at same time to cope with the demands I face.
WHAT KIND OF MINISTRY ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
(Sighs) Well I would say first of all is the music favorite sex positions ministry. I was born into it and my family helped me grow in it. The Lord has been showing me how to minister both in songs and the Word and I know the Lord wants me to pay particular attention to it. I would be going into the ministry—not necessarily a church or mummy G.O (Smiles). I know that. I have to also take up leadership positions in ministries like that of the women, apart from the music ministry, I know God wants me to pay attention to the ministry of welfare and women also, that’s the second ministry and also the Lord has been giving me so much prayers. I don’t know how to pray so well but I think the Lord is giving me that ministry. So, in all I’ve mentioned three… Music, welfare/women and prayer.
IS THERE A TIME WHEREIN YOU DOUBTED THE WORD OF GOD AND YOUR FAITH WAS SHAKING?
Yes, there have been times I’ve doubted that God answers prayer, God has helped me indeed. I’ve gone through some things that were very trialing. Those times, doubts arose especially when I was still seeking for admission into university. I waited at home for the first year, second year and I was like “No God does not hear my prayers” and cases like that but God has surrounded me with people who could talk to me and would tell exactly what’s on my mind and I believe if there’s one thing I can tell you now, I believe that he hears us each and every time we pray to him. Thank God.
ARE YOU PRESENTLY IN ANY KIND OF BUSINESS DESPITE YOUR ACADEMICS AND WORK IN FELLOWSHIP?
Well, not a full time one. But I’m into interior decoration and once a while, I’m into cake baking and selling. But not full-time for now.
ARE YOU IN A RELATIONSHIP?
(Smiles) Yes. I am in one.
ALRIGHT, YOU ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP BUT AT TIMES WHEN OTHER GUYS ARE COMING UP TO YOU TO ASK YOU OUT, WHAT ARE YOUR REACTIONS AND HOW DO YOU RESPOND?
Well…Hahaha…very funny but it happens. To be honest with you, my relationship is something I know God is involved in. And so, when proposals come from other people, I just try to nicely let them know that I’m in a relationship. I’m not saying that I’ve totally shunned those people but I lay a very very straight line that this is my status for now. If I see some doesn’t really want to stop disturbing me. But I still maintain friendship with some of them.
SO WHAT ARE YOUR FINAL WORDS FOR FSF UNILAG?
FSF UNILAG is a church that I would say is growing, Churches are all growing. I would say that FSF UNILAG should not draw back from the foundation that was laid. Okay I remember coming to FSF UNILAG and there was something very strong—communication, relationship and the love of God we should still maintain communication, relationship and the love of God. FSF UNILAG is growing numerically and spiritually. I would employ that generations here and those to come should not forget the place of the love of God in our midst. The love of God is a very very very strong cord that binds us and when we begin to forget the love of God, there are lot of things that begins to happen. I don’t want to go into the Word of God now, explanation and all that but I want to say that we continue to uphold the foundation of the love of God.
THANKS FOR YOUR AUDIENCE , WE REALLY APPRECIATE. ALL OF US FROM THE PUBLICITY UNIT OF FSF UNILAG WISH YOU A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS BIRTHDAY. GOD BLESS.