In 1996, the Sure Word started as a simple message where our founder and presiding clergy Jefferson Otonbara Imgbi in an attempt to answer troubling questions sent some of the well-known campus fellowship by students in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology who were ashamed or embarrassed to ask their questions face to face. Most of these questions were relationship faith base questions. Pastor Jefferson Otonbara Imgbi was the resident pastor of the Victory-Life Campus Fellowship (VCF) at the time and he created a notebook that answers their questions. This note travel run and comes back to him after three months. Soon he started sending email daily devotions in 2001.
The email daily devotion was at the time called the Neighbourhood Outreach and was later in 2007 renamed the Transcend Word. In 2010 the Transcend Word was renamed the Sure Foundation Transcend Ministries and the daily devotional is the Sure Word for Today.
Our first devotion from London, in the United Kingdom, was sent in October 2005 and by January 2006 we have over a thousand subscribers. We were using Jefferson’s Hotmail account to send the devotion. Someone reported this as a spam to Hotmail and his account was seized for up to a week. Jefferson contacted Hotmail and they were able to unblock the account, but we are ready to shine so we bought our own domain and built our own new website www.transcendword.co.uk. Patience has been our key virtue for we know that God is not in haste, but he is quite on time. A challenge we met opened the door for advancement. Today we have our own server and can send unlimited emails without restrictions.
Despite all our struggles and challenges, one thing is for sure:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
— Romans 8:28
We want to assure you that God is fighting your battles, arranging things in your favour, and making a way even when you do not see a way. You have held up this long, giving up now is not an option.