The idea for Water from the Rock (or WFTR) first came about in 2005. But as Femi Oni (its founder) has often said, kingdom vision is first created by God (in the heart of the visionary) and then it undergoes at least 3 more stages before it can be birthed. Those formative years (which you could call “gestation”) took over 10yrs. During this period, the picture of Water coming out of a Rock (the Rock being Christ) formed. The mandate for the organisation gradually emerged, with a clear scripture to back it up (i.e. Jeremiah 1: 9-10). In 2009, our first ministry activity was (and remains) to reconnect Christians with the hebraic roots of their faith. The pilgrim’s tour (and it’s now known) became the first of many that has now attracted believers from over 20 denominations to date. In 2016, God added to our work by compelling us to help restore the concept of discipleship back to the local church. Known as the Disciplers’ Workshop, it has now attracted delegates from over 15 denominations (with some of the workshops ran across 4 continents).
The subsequent years after 2016 brought many other initiatives which enabled us to gain charity status in 2020 (charity No. 1192140). We are a faith-based organisation – meaning we depend on God to provide for what we do through His gave and the generous donations of people.
In our collective desire to be a resource as many as possible within the evangelical community of believers, we hope to continue to grow – contributing in the way God’s grace allows us to, to the wider Body of Christ. Our visionary, Femi Oni, very much credits the success of some of the strong foundation of work to others whom he has served over the year (and on whose shoulders we now stand on).