My Visit to AYO Babalola’s Tomb at Efon Alaaye and Prayer Mountain at Ikeji Arakeji – Collins

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Efon -Alaaye in Ekiti state is popular and called a prayer town where Christians to commune with God because of the serene environment and many Mountains of prayer there.

Today, Ayo Babalola’s faithful worship him at his grave. Collins of MandyNews.com visited recently,Efon Alaaye in Ekiti state is not only popular because of the number of praying mountains where many Christian faithful go to for spiritual incubation, and special prayer but it has also become a tourist centre where the Christ Apostolic Church, CAC members go to either pray at the grave of the late Ayo Babalola the founder of the church or sleep in the mausoleum believing the spirit of their late leader would solve their problem..

To most of the CAC faithful they do not only go to the grave of their founder to pray, some also sleep there while many bring kegs of water to the grave with the belief that the power of their founder is still potent and could still perform miracles as he did when alive.

They come for healing , and solve their problems through his power as he did when alive as it was recorded . For the Christ Apostolic Church faithful, the graves of Apostle Ayo Babalola and his father, David Rotimi have become a source of receiving power, healing and miracles in Efon Alaaye,Ekiti state.
Check out all the photos below.

This is River Òni on the way to Abéta is in Oníyò Area of Èfòn Aláayè doesn’t have any sources and it never dried. This water was used to cure all diseases, illness, and to give barren women the ability to carry a child. Recall that the water therapy was one of the most important services of Babalola.

They have water there which is intended strictly for drinking, and which possesses healing abilities.The Christ Apostolic Church (C.A.C.) has built bathrooms on the River Òni where people can have their bath in privacy.The waters of River are used to cure guinea worm infections. The portion of this River that can be so used is known to its priests – the Owágbonan and his assistant, the Olómò.


Joseph Ayo Babalola Resting place: Grave Prayer House Mausoleum Effon-Alaiye, Ekiti State, Nigeria
This is Ido Ile CAC Prayer Mountain in Ekiti climbed the first mountain with 720 steps and took off to the third mountain with over 1,500 steps.

The third mountain is for only men of God and women are not allow there. I couldn’t get to the top i fell into the anointing immediately and i got down.The mountain is not restricted to CAC members alone.

Even Muslims usually come here for prayers. Apart from that, people from different denominations usually come here to pray.Ido ile mountain is the best mountain because of the miraculous water and instant healing there.

I couldn’t take photo of the tree where the water come out from for some reasons

Today, I will be posting about my visit to where the popular Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola received his calling at Ikeji Arakeji, Osun state.

There is no way one will talk about Christianity in Nigeria and Osun state will not be mentioned. For a fact, many popular men of God late or living either hail from Osun state or started their ministry in the state. These men of God share something in common when it comes to their religious activities; they all go to the mountain top to seek the face of God and they get their prayers answered.

This water over the years have heal many people. It was gathered that the water has no end or begin and it has never gone since 1928. He is one prophet that believes in power of prayer, it was said that, he made African to believe that they can pray directly to God and get answers without any sacrifice or worshipping idols. Prayer is one of his hobbies and in any town he found himself, he look for a wildness or mountain to prayer. This was how he moved to the mountain which he named Ori Oke Anu (Mountain of Mercy), after a while, he established a CAC church on it and his building is still here till date.

This place in the photos he became the prophet of God in 1928 when God called him. It was while he was working as steamroller Ikeji in October 9th 1928 about 12.00 noon by the river Ariran that he heard a loud voice from above like the roar of thunder which called his name thrice saying “Joseph! Joseph!! Joseph!!! Leave this job you are doing; if not, this year you are going to be cut off from the earth.” Again On 11 October 1928, while trying to repair his machine, he heard an audible voice from the Lord to abandon the job and start preaching.



Babalola during his life time, was the one that prophecy and save the life of Lady/ Evang. (Dr.) Bola Are, who is today known all over the world. The water Babalola use to bath Mama Bola Are then was taking from Ile-Oluji, the present place where they cited Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Isegun, DCC headquarters.

I met Evang. (Dr.) Bola Are yesterday kiss

God of Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola is still on the throne doing great and mighty things, even til today, to God alone be all the Glory, CAC is a major founding Church for Christianity in Nigeria today…. and this is because Babalola, who is the founder happens to be a major founding man of God, that herald the move of God in Nigeria, wth tangible manifestation of the Power of God.

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