I have been saved since I was six and had been going to church regularly until my early 20s. Since young, I had the idea that I would be harshly judged by God for everything I’ve done in life and that I needed to be perfect to be a Christian. As a result, I put off going to church for many years because I wanted to get my life right first.
In February 2013, I left my marital home due to a dispute with my in-laws. My spouse and I had a good relationship, and we tried to keep the marriage going, but subsequently, he chose his parents over me and made the decision to proceed with a divorce instead.
In April 2013, my parents invited me to New Creation Church (NCC). Pastor Prince’s sermon was a refreshing change from what I thought I knew about the Word. I felt free, forgiven and I could see hope for the future. I made a decision to recommit my life to the Lord and I have seen His promises manifest manifold in my life.
In that same year, I started dating a fellow believer who was attending another church. He was a divorcee with a daughter. We enjoyed each other's company but it was not all smooth sailing; our relationship was often shaky and we never had marriage in sight for us.
However, we decided that we would both attend NCC together. In April 2014, I started serving in the children’s ministry Rock Kidz. I believe it is my calling as my teenage years were rebellious and difficult. I felt it is important to build a good foundation for a child than to mend a wayward teen or adult later.
Serving our Lord is one of the best decisions I have made in life. My boyfriend's daughter who did not want to attend Sunday school previously due to a bad experience, had also started attending Rock Kidz and enjoying it.
God has blessed me with more than the little time I have given Him. I received a glowing work appraisal for 2014 and was blessed with a five-month bonus — the highest I have ever received, and higher than the company average, along with a significant pay raise.
In 2015, my boyfriend and I decided to commit ourselves to come under God’s covenant for us — marriage. We got married in June 2015 and have been so blessed since.
God blessed my husband with a job offer that came with a 33 per cent increment. Despite our still trying financial circumstances, we purchased our first property in September 2015. In November 2015, I accepted a job offer with a 48 per cent increment. At this point, we wanted to have a baby but I did not have my period since August 2015.
In December 2015, at the referral of our General Practitioner, we went to see a gynaecologist and were told that I might have polycystic ovary syndrome and there was no ovulation. I rebuked this symptom, and started to apply the anointing oil, believing our Lord for a baby.
In early 2016, at one of our church services, Pastor Prince encouraged us to confess the Word in our prayer. I began confessing that there were no barren women in God’s kingdom, neither am I. The Bible says that we are to be fruitful and multiply, so shall my husband and I be.
In March 2016, my stepdaughter started asking for a sibling. I did not know how to reply her so one day, I told her to put her hand on my tummy and pray. She prayed out loud and we both said Amen.
A few weeks later, I tested positive on a pregnancy test kit. After our gynae check-up, we realised that the date of conception was just a day or two after her prayer!
I'm writing this in the delivery suite right now, and my full-term pregnancy has been smooth sailing, pain-free and symptom-free. Also, every single test result came back with a glowing praise report. Even as the machine is showing that I'm contracting every three minutes, I do not feel any pain and the nurses are surprised.
In fact, I was sent to the delivery suite after a routine check-up revealed that I was three centimetres dilated and having contractions. I was not surprised because my husband and I attended NCC's pre-natal seminar and were taught that the pain of childbirth is the curse of the law and because we have been redeemed from the curse through Jesus’ finished work on the cross, pregnancy can be enjoyable.
The contractions in the final hour were challenging but I'm happy to share that we delivered a beautiful and healthy baby boy. I hope my testimony brings glory to His name. All glory be to our Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour.