Stories by Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka Latona
Mrs. Ruth Kehinde Posu, 25, leaves at New Site around Festac Town in Lagos. She is a member of Living Faith Ministry aka Winners Chapel and was particularly keen on going the current convention of the church at Ota because there was no money for such a venture.
She was nine-month pregnant but had no inkling of how the baby would be born as there was no money even to buy the initial required baby things.
Somehow, she followed some persons to the ongoing Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God where she was delivered of a bouncing baby boy, yesterday. The baby weighed 3 kg.
Mrs Posu is one of the five women who had been delivered of babies during this Holy Ghost Congress.
Narrating her story yesterday, the 25-year-old lady expressed gratitude to the church leadership and particularly the nurses who took her in without even baby pants.
The story of Mrs. Tubi Omolara, 28, was also very intriguing. She travelled from Akute in Ogun State with an abounding faith in God to deliver safely after she had been told by three other doctors that her baby was too big to deliver normally.
She said: All hospitals, I went to had only one verdict for me; and that my baby was too big and so I should prepare for a Caesarian session. Much as I want the baby, we were not preparing for a CS for several reasons.”
“So on Monday, the pain was becoming severe, I called my pastor and told him I won’t go for a CS and immediately he recommended that he would take me to the camp and at about 6.00 a.m. yesterday I was delivered of a baby boy.”
The baby weighed 4.5 kg to confirm the fears of the earlier doctors. Mrs. Omolara wishes to christen her baby, Oluwasegunfunmi (God had given me victory).
Mrs. Itoro Udoh, 34, is a resident of the Redemption Camp whose baby girl arrived at about 9.00 p.m. on the first day of the congress. This is her second baby, she weighed 3.5 kg.
According to her testimony, there were lots of prophecies about the baby before she was born successfully at the Redeemed Maternity at the camp on Monday. She narrated that several persons had prophesied that she was going to have a still birth but at each of the occasion, they dismissed such prophecies while asking their pastors and other brethren to pray along with them.
She said: “But yesterday (Monday) when I was admitted here, it was like the prophecy was going to come to pass because I just couldn’t push even as the nurses were urging me to do so. I was completely out of breadth and it was like I was going but through God’s intervention, the baby came out successfully.”
As a result of the circumstances of her birth, if given the chance, Mrs. Udoh would want to christen her baby, Highly Favoured.
The story was not different for Mrs. Oluwasusi Oluwaremilekun, 27, who travelled all the way from Ibadan in Oyo State even when she was overdue for delivery. She worships at Royal Priesthood Parish in Ibadan and she had been told that her baby would delay in coming.
She had visited some hospitals in Lagos and the story is similar until she was directed to the Redemption Camp. Initially she was worried, wondering what would happen if the baby decides to appear in a public bus; but to God be the glory that did not happen and she was delivered safely at about 2.00 a.m. yesterday morning, bringing the number of babies born so far to five. Three boys and two girls.
In unison, all the four women (the first one had been discharged before we got there) paid glowing tributes to the staff and managers of the maternity home. They commended the vision of setting up a maternity in different parishes of the church were women go for anti-natal and delivery free of charge.
One woman was waiting for her turn as at the time of this visit.