My success hasn’t come overnight

My success hasn’t come overnight

Just over a year ago Coventry Elim worship team member Tofunmi Adorna was working full-time as a social worker. Fast forward to today and she’s a Premier Gospel Award winner (Best Newcomer 2023) and MOBO Award nominee (Best Gospel Act)!

At Coventry Elim, <em>writes Shirene Agbelusi, </em>we have had the joy of watching Tofunmi grow and gain increased confidence in God’s call on her life. In 2017 she served as our worship intern and Tofunmi shares that serving in church over many years has been a significant part of her journey.

“It wasn’t just about being a good singer – it was understanding how that fitted into the body of Christ,” she says.

“It was the principle of being disciplined and diligent, serving week in, week out and the things I learned that got me to where I am today.”

Tofunmi, what a year!

From my perspective my journey has felt slow, because my development has been years in the making.

I’ve gone from serving as a teenager, to taking on small opportunities and singing anywhere and everywhere for free, to now being in a place where people are recognising my gifting and extending invitations for things I could only have dreamed of being involved in.

On the surface it may look like I’ve had quick success, but it hasn’t come overnight.


Read the whole article in context in the April 2024 issue of Direction Magazine.

Direction Magazine

Direction is the official monthly publication of the Elim Pentecostal Churches in the UK, and is packed with all Elim's latest news, inspiration, vision and teaching. Find the latest edition and many back issues of Direction here.

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