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Friday, 6 April 2018

Episode 5

Daddy said he would be celebrating his 60th birthday on
30th of May,and would want me to come and grace d
occasion with him and other members of d family.
I promised to come,but after d conversation,i started
praying dt i would have gotten over d mood i was before
going to Lagos,bcs i didnt want anybody in my family to
have an idea of what i was going through.
The next day i had an appointment with my pastor’s wife.I
decided not to go as i didnt know how to tell her what was
wrong with me.

Fortunately for me,she called around 2.30pm to inform me
dt we would have to postpone d meeting as she needed to
attend to a matter urgently.I was very happy to hear dt.
To avoid people coming to my house again,i decided to
attend sunday service d following week,only to discover dt
Bode was absent.I didnt even ask of him as i preferred not
to see him,but i overheard someone telling d pastor he had
gone back to school.
Immediately after d service,Mrs Williams sent an ursher to
tell me she was waiting for me at d church office.
When i got there,she asked me what was bothering me.
I was too scared to tell her d truth,so i said “It’s family
matter ma,my dad and mum are not in good terms,and it’s
seriously affecting me….”
She said “Are u sure?”
“I said “Yes ma”.
“Anyway,if dt is d case,dont let dt affect u.There’s no
marriage without its own crises.

God will be glorified in dt
union,it doesnt have to bother u,afterall,u know how to
pray,just pray for them,and everything will be well.”
Then she paused,and looked at me “Sis Sewa,are u sure ds
is what is bothering u?.I’m having a feeling u are not
telling me d truth.”
“Dt is it ma.”
“Okay.Let’s pray.”
She prayed with me,and i left.
As i was going home,d Holyspirit came with his rod
again.”Hunnnn!.U have just told another lie!!. Dt’s
another blunder..Go back and confess ur sins.”
I refused to go back.
How would i face her to tell her i told a lie,after asking me
twice if i was sure i was telling d truth,and i said yes.?.
About a week before my dad’s birthday,i fell sick .I was
throwing up,nothing stayed in my tummy,in fact i couldnt
But i just treated malaria,why ds again?.I said to myself.
I became very weak.
I decided not to call anybody’s attention..i was fighting it

Then,very early one saturday morning,Pastor Mrs came to
my house.I was so surprised to see her.
“What’s wrong with u Sis Sewa?”.
“Just a bit weak ma”.
“Just a bit weak?,when did it start”.
“About a week ago ma”
She looked at me closely,and said “No,it cant be.Let me see
ur eye and ur palm”
She checked both.
“U are pregnant!”.
“No ma,i’m not,its malaria”.
She sat on my bed,and was looking at me.
“I said u are pregnant!.I knew it last sunday when i saw
u,but i didnt want to be too fast.Okay,if u are not
sure,let’s go to d clinic.”
“No ma,i’m not pregnant,i’m sure i’m not”.
“Now,tell me,what did u do?. Did u sleep with any man?”
I didnt answer.
“Oh my God!.U? Of all people!. I’ve been using u to counsel
sisters in church,i saw u as a role model to them….”
She bursted into tears.
I started weeping too.

She wiped her tears,came to me and said “when last did u
see ur menses?”.
It was then i rememberd i saw it last in April,i’ve not seen
it in May.
I checked my calendar,with tears rolling down my cheeks,i
said “April 11,ma”.
“And what is today’s date?..
23rd May,u ought to have
seen it before now….so,u didnt even know u’ve missed ur
period!.Ok,let’s go to d clinic for confirmation.”
I dressed up and followed her to d clinic.

A pregnancy test was done,and d result was positive.
When we left d clinic,Mrs Williams drove straight to d
church.We entered d office,and she locked d door behind
us.We were d only ones in d church premises.
She said “Let’s pray”.
She prayed.After d prayer,i couldnt lift up my head,i was
just looking down,i didnt want to look at her face,bcs i
knew what d next question would be,and dt was d last
question i wanted to answer.
Then she said “Sis Sewa,now dt we have confirmed dt u are
pregnant,can u tell me who is responsible for d
I didnt answer.I was just sobbing in tears.
“I didnt ask u to weep,i said who is responsible for d
Now,i couldnt stand it any longer.I felt like throwing up,i
was feeling dizzy,i was very weak.My tummy was turning up
and down.
I got up from where i was sitting,opposite her across d
table,managed to get to where she was,leaned on her and

By d time i would wake up,i saw her speaking in tongues,my
dress was wet with water.She had a paper in her hands with
which she was blowing air on my wet body.
When i realised what had happened,i opened my mouth
and said “Mummy,i’m sorry for putting u through ds”.
“She said “Forget about dt….Are u now okay?
“Yes ma”.I answered.
“Thank u Jesus”.She murmured.
She quickly plugged an electric kettle which was in d
office,got a mug,put a teabag in it,poured hot water and
added sugar.
She said “Now take ds.I didnt put milk,so it doesnt
nauseate u”.
I collected it from her,and said “Thank u ma”.I took
it,and i felt better.

She allowed me to relax very well,before she continued.
“Now,tell me,who impregnated u?”.
I bowed my head again.
“Tell me now!”
I couldnt talk..but i must tell her now,i had no choice.
Then,a thought came to my mind,”Write it in a paper”.
I saw a pen on d table,took a small piece of paper also
from d table,i wrote “Bode”.
I pushed it to her on d other side of d table where she sat
gazing at me amazingly.
I didnt know what to expect afterwards.
After reading it,she shouted “Ahhhhh!. Lord Jesus!!”
She held her head with her two hands,bowed down her head
for about 5minutes,without saying anything.
I also bowed my head,but i was peeping at her once in a

By d time she lifted up her head,her eyes were filled with
tears.I cant imagine how disappointed she was.
She looked at me,and bowed her head again.
I was just weeping.
After about 10mins,she got up from her seat,came to
me,pulled me up and gave me a very warm and tight
hug.She said “I know how u are feeling.I was once in ur
shoes..but hear ds,though u have fallen into sin,but dt is
not d end of ur life,nor d end of ur christianity.Jesus The
Merciful Saviour is still available to cleanse u.He still loves
All He wants u to do is to repent,ask for forgiveness and
sin no more.If He could have mercy on me,He will surely
have mercy on u too.”

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