The 10-year challenge has been trending on social media for a while now. The theme of the post entails a side by side photo of oneself from 2008 and 2018, or 2009 and 2019. This meme goes further to highlight one’s journey of growth and fulfilment, and this is what House On The Rock’s Senior Pastor Paul Adefarasin and wife Ifeanyi Adefarasin have shared on social media.
From celebrities to regular Instagram friends, funny submissions, as well as inspirational posts, have been made to reveal how people have ‘glowed-up’ over the years. Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the founder and senior pastor of the House on the Rock church also participated in this makeover, but his pictures appear flawless and timeless. Alongside the image, he informed his Instagram followers of the faithfulness of God in his life over a good number of years.
God’s faithfulness captured in his #10yearschallenge post gives a mental picture of freshness as Pastor Paul Adefarasin looked as though he was not ageing. Indeed, looking back offers the opportunities of gratitude and possible evaluation of one’s past goals and achievements.
Back to 1994 when Pastor Paul Adefarasin returned to Lagos and founded the House On The Rock church and the Rock Foundation, it has grown to a ministry with over 7, 000 worshipers on Sunday mornings and several daughter churches in Europe and Africa. Growth is no doubt synonymous to Pastor Paul Adefarasin’s journey. The Metropolitan Senior Pastor is also the host of The Experience, the largest musical concert in Africa that unites various Christian artistes with a yearly attendance of over 500, 000 people at the venue, with millions of people streaming live online and on Television. He is also involved in rehabilitation and empowerment programs that have transformed the lives of many people.
This concept of #10yearchallenge gives friendly voice to the downtrodden and hope for a better tomorrow. In this same light, Pastor Paul’s beautiful wife, Ifeanyi Adefarasin also shared a throwback picture that proves how radiant she has been all these years with a caption – ‘Gratitude.’
Indeed, the trending meme revealed that everyone has evolved.