“Awake, O north wind,
And come, O south!
Blow upon my garden,
That its spices may flow out.
Let my beloved come to his garden
And eat its pleasant fruits” (SS 4:16)
I have been living in Nigeria since 1980. My husband and I worked as medical doctors until 2000. Then we started a church called Father’s House Bible Church. We are now pastors in full time ministry. There is no secret that I love Nigeria. There are many reasons why I love this country. First of all I am married to the best Nigerian man. Secondly, I got saved here in Warri, Nigeria in 1986. Our three children, John, Alina and Jemine grew up here, in Warri. I speak English with a Nigerian accent. I also speak ‘pidgin’ English. I am proud of these my achievements!
As you can see, there are many reasons why I love Nigeria, my adopted country. One of it is this: the soil and the weather is so good for the plants. These are pictures from my garden in Warri Nigeria. People may grumble because of economic hardship and other issues, but I chose to see the good around me. One thing is clear: my flowers bloom without any troubles. Their leaves are not less green because the Naira is falling. The birds and the butterflies zoom around them with no fear that the price of fuel will increase. God who created these beautiful things just to make us happy is the same God who will take care of us. Fear not! Jehovah Jireh is in charge! God loves flowers. And flowers do well in Nigeria. Why will I complain?
“Abba Father I thank You for saving my soul! I thank You for sending a Nigerian man to marry me and bringing me to this beautiful and interesting country that You love so much! I trust You for mighty change here and for revival to come! In Jesus name I pray, amen!”
(In the picture you see some of my beautiful flowers in my Effurun garden. Jesus visits me here. Thank You Lord!)