It is simply because of a lost and found piece online.It is not strange to me that internet is a big market globally today.
In fact yours sincerely ought to have been at the forefront of internet evangelism or revolution as the case may be.
This is almost eleven years that I had been introduced to blogging, and I took it faithfully then, and practised it briefly, and abandoned it.
Some of my friends may remember the Writers Conference we had in 2009, courtesy of Bro Lekan Otufodurin of Media Career Services and Media Associates, an International body of Christian Writers and Publishers.The Conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya and I was fully part of it.
Apart from participating actively, our colleagues then were fascinated with what they saw me doing in Nigeria, for single handedly pioneering and running a Christian tabloid, and their crew gave me an interview, to throw more light on my convinction, experience and challenges, which I modestly attended to.
To the glory of God, many others have emerged and they have been doing excellently well.
Long a time thereafter, I was carried away by the pressure of publishing and selling my printed magazine, the PTL News we all know and love.
With little practice I lost touch with my newfound interest in blogging and internet writing.
I made several efforts to launch back but it was not very easy.
At a time I could not link the blog and all I had on it.
As we were and still at home for Coronavirus lockdown my interest in internet writing resurfaced again.
I began to search, make calls and struggle to get myself back on the internet, which is the real place for action now.
Do I need to remind you that earlier, I had floated some websites, developed some by myself but carelessly lost it out without any gain.
Permit me to cut the long story short.
After I had taken a stroll out today since we have been locked in, I came back to my phone.
I saw a blog site. In fact a brother had published some things in his blog there and I followed it up.
Alas! What did I see? It was surprising, and it was a pleasant one. It was a story of lost and found.
As I opened the blog site what I saw was my ‘lost’ blog address. It was Julius Writes, and I saw the above story, the interview I had with Media Associates in Kenya in 2009.
I am extremely excited, and I believe I should not keep the joy to myself. Hence the sharing here.
Another lesson. When God lays something strongly in your heart, pursue it however inconvenient or tasking it may be.
While we were indoor, I was at a total fix. The Churches were under lock though partially, there were no rooms for meetings, and therefore my ministry and business of 25 years was under threat. I began to search the way out.
Two options came to me. I came to the hard reality that to survive in the present and future world of ministry and business, the internet is the way to go, and online is the place to be, and I began my search and it still continues.
Brethren, rejoice with me. I was all over WhatsApp yesterday tidying up my platforms there. Some detested it while many applauded it. But today, I think I am better for it.
Fellow Children of God, who are my friends, brothers, sisters, spiritual fathers and mothers, let us continue to remain steadfast in our move and relationship with our creator.
He is the One that called us and He is ever faithful to His calling. He will never fail or disappoint us.
Thanks for your continued support and encouragement. With God on our side, our Canaanland is sure and we will get there. Praise The Lord.
Julius is the Publisher and Editor of PTL News, The Christian Newspaper.
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