My wife and I have been married for over two years, and I was not disposed to having children immediately. However, my wife wanted to. When we were ready to have children, it seemed there was a delay. We had even started preliminary tests to confirm everything was okay.
During the last Hallelujah Week of 2019, Pastor Kech asked couples who had been married for years and do not yet have children to give a shout to God as babies are scattering in TCC. We did in great excitement and faith.
My wife informed me that she was pregnant. We were happy because we had other outstanding tests to be done, but they were now cancelled because of the good news.
During the last Carpenter’s Place Live (Our Testimony Service) of 2019, my wife was bleeding. Well, I didn’t take it to heart because I was sure how our baby was conceived. A dear sister called me to ask if we were concerned, and my response to her was that I wasn’t careful in this regard. I spoke to my wife and told her to remain calm, that our baby was going to be born perfect. However, she went for a scan which showed a threatened abortion. Again, we were not worried because every morning, as we left the house, we always saw our testimony bulletin listing our miracles on our doorpost.
The pregnancy was smooth with not a single complication of any sort.
On the evening of July 20th, 2020, my wife complained of some pains and I joined her in bed to keep her company while calling up my FOG (Family Outreach Group) members to know how they were faring. On attempting to get up to ease herself, my wife noticed the bed was wet. We were not expecting our baby at this time. We still had a few weeks to go, but we proceeded to the clinic as advised by a renowned Professor of neonatology in church.
My wife was admitted for observation and she urged me to go home as I need to be at work the next day. However, at past 11:00 p.m., she made a frantic call that I come back with the packed suitcases for the baby and herself.
I quickly drove to the hospital and before I could go up the stairs and come down, which was less than five minutes, I heard the cry of Chimkasi Sozo Asika. Later on, my wife told me the nurses were amazed it was her first pregnancy because, at first check, she had already 10cm dilated.
It is worthy of note to say that our presiding pastor, Pastor Nkechi (Mrs.) stayed awake with us till our baby was born, although I had protested. For this, we are grateful.
A week later, our baby was diagnosed with jaundice; this period was really a trying one for us. However, through the strength of God, prayers of friends and family, the medical team, and our delectable Pastor Kech, our baby was discharged three days later. She has continued to grow in leaps and bounds.
We give God all the glory.