Isaiah Oludare

A few weeks ago, I got to share a piece of my testimony about Isaiah live on Moody Radio with Kurt Goff. He asked a question of which we had to fill in the blanks, “Because Jesus lives…” and what that meant to us.  I was able to share briefly that because He lives, nothing is in vain. There is purpose in everything. Through my trials and joys there is meaning that leads me to hope. Amen. Well, the last few months of 2014 have been a very trialing time for me. My greatest test was walking with my sister through her unplanned high-risk pregnancy  and dealing with the unknowns. Regardless of this, I stood by my sister’s side through it all and I am grateful to witness one of the greatest births ever; my precious nephew being born-December 6, 2014. All glory to God.


I had the privilege to name him and wanted a name that symbolized his journey coming to this world. I named him Isaiah-a biblical name meaning, “the salvation of the Lord” and his middle name Oludare-meaning, “God has not forsaken us” in Yoruba.(My Nigerian tribe and language)  Sure enough those words would have great meaning to his life and would take us all through a journey of faith, grace, and restoration. Isaiah has gone through many trials after birth battling with his diagnoses of short gut but God has not forsaken this precious boy and our family. He has used this boy to be a light and point of hope to all those in contact with him especially me. Such a miraculous baby. Isaiah is a fighter!

I’m realizing the great joy of sharing  with others what Christ is doing in my nephew’s life and how his miraculous life is changing my family and me. Once I started opening my heart to others true healing began. God has shown me A LOT of spiritual lessons over this past year and has truly refined my prayer life. I believe one of the reasons he brought Isaiah into my life was to save me from my selfishness. He also used Isaiah to bring my family closer. This story is still being refined and I just have to trust in God. One day at a time.

I’m now proud to say that after 16 months stay in the hospital recovering from his previous surgeries, he is finally coming home this month!!! 20160402_204443 He has come a long way! I can’t believe this is the same boy 16 months ago. A few prayer requests: Please pray for Isaiah’s continued healing from short gut and that he will began to eat by mouth. Also, remember my dear sister as she is still going through some hardships that make her unable to care for her child and lastly pray for this new transition in my life as I step up to care for him. God’s grace is sufficient. He has brought my family and me this far and He will continue to walk with us. I’m excited at how God is going to work. May God continue to do some awesome Romans 8:28’s in our lives. Amen.


I want to close this testimony  with celebration. A few weeks ago, my dear friends from Indiana and Tennessee threw Isaiah and me a surprise welcome baby party! It was totally unexpected. I wasn’t expecting the surprise. I was just going to pick up a crib but got more than that lol.  Here are some photos from my surprise and the friends that made it happen:

PicMonkey Collage

I’m grateful to call these gals my second family. I love them so much. Godsent. 

The beautiful decorations done by my friend Maggie.



I was really surprised. My heart is still full of joy!

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With Love,



2 comments on “Isaiah Oludare

  1. Wow!!! My dear sister….What a testimony to the incredible faithfulness of our great and sovereign God. Our God is greater!!!! Our God is stronger than any other!!! Our God is healer!!! He is a true Healer. I rejoice with you and your family that God is using this situation to draw you closer to His heart and to one another. Our God will complete His work of healing and sanctification in the life of brave and young man Isaiah. I love the name Isaiah (great choice Aunty Ronke :). Isaiah 40 is a passage that comes to mind after reading this marvelous testament of God’s grace, this heart warming testimony of our magnificent God in your family. Thank you for sharing what God has done. To God alone be Glory!!!! He has done great things. Expect great things from our great God. We will continue to pray for your family.
    Pastor James Owolabi.
    Isaiah 40:28-31.
    Have you not heard?
    The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
    29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
    30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
    31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint. ~~AMEN!!!!

    • belleola says:

      Wow thanks for this encouraging and powerful prayer. I really do feel encouraged. Thank you sir for reading my testimony! I really appreciate it. It shall be well in Jesus name. Amen.

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