I didn’t realise blogging could be this difficult!!!
This is not a familiar terrain at all…so please pardon me if this doesn’t cut it. 🙂
I will not promise subsequent ones will fit any box either to be honest…because, it just has to be ME and I like it simple and real.
What then do I promise?
If you don’t mind these traits, please join me on the OAK adventure!
My name is OLUFUNKE ADELOYE. A lot of people call me Funke…and some ‘Olu’.. I prefer ‘Funke’ but I’ll deal if you call me Olu too…its fine.
OAK is simply captioned in John 10:10b.. Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life and have it more abundantly”. I believe in living life to the full, no matter your circumstance or situation.
In 2002, someone challenged me to write three things I had come to know about God- let me share them with you. I wrote in my note then, that I KNOW and I’m very sure that:
- God loves me
- God can never fail
- God’s words are true and can be trusted
When I come to very difficult terrain (which seems to have been quite familiar in these past 10 years), I think back on these points and they keep me going. I have experienced and seen how much difference a relationship with God can make in one’s life – challenges, illness, disability, success, breakthroughs, lack, troubles, grief, loneliness, loss…and so on, notwithstanding.
As a carer, I hope to walk with other carers on this challenging yet, unique and rewarding journey of providing care for our loved ones. Like everyone else, carers deal with issues relating to relationship, work/career, mental and emotional wellbeing, finances, health, just to mention a few. We have our hopes, dreams, ambitions etc, however, due to the demands of the caring role there is usually the tendency to neglect some of these important areas of life to the detriment of the carer.
- A survey of over 7,500 current carers in the UK revealed that “almost two thirds of carers (64%) say that they have focused on the care needs of the person they care for, and not on their own needs” (State of Caring Survey 2019 by Carers UK)
- 1 in 8 adults (around 6.5 million people) are carers and every day another 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility – that equals over 2 million people each year. (Facts and Figures, Carer’s UK- 2019).
The passion to address some of these issues; introduce the God-factor into the lives of carers and see carers thriving, living life to the full and being who God has called them to be, led to the birth of OAK.
Come with me!