Were you at the just concluded WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP CONFERENCE? What? Are you kidding me? You mean you missed IMELA. Choi! Where do I start from o! I can try but can I ever really put into words the experience of the night?
You see why I say don’t miss events like this? Is it the unbelievably hot praise and worship that the ladies from TRI praise team gave us at the beginning?
But that was just warm up for the heavenly depiction of the night of worship that the drama unit of DCC soul impact rendered? mean, when the lady came out chanting praises in Hausa, the power of God had already flooded the room, by the time the lady chanting in Yoruba came out some ladies were already prostrate in total abandon. Then when the lady in Ibo came out singing I couldn’t hold back the tears floodgates any more. Once she said “Igwe!” the whole hall erupted into shouts of praise. Tears all round, people screaming, some kneeling and some falling under the anointing. Maybe the pictures may help a bit but honestly if I say that I am doing the night justice, I am lying.
Then Palmira came up. If heaven is missing a musical angel, I’m suspecting that girl o! Maybe we should go and check her cupboard at home, I’m sure she has them wings hid somewhere. And she’s not just a singer, Palmira dey worship! Kai! She has to lay hands on my ‘dassah o! I need that kind of anointing in my daughter. I’m coveting spiritual things na 😉 The whole place by this time was already charged with the power of God.
While we were still recovering, David Nkennor (and if you ask me that his name is just so apt) snuck in without introduction and started playing softly on the keyboard (his trademark) . No frills, no thrills, no musical gymnastics, just pure, un-adulterated worship. At this point I was asking myself who even sent me to bother making up? Mascara running down my cheeks unashamedly, hands lifted up…… and you missed this? Ok o! I’m trying not to make you feel bad sha.
Then one of my highlights for the night … okay so maybe I am a bit partial to PITA but who can blame me? Even with light constantly tripping off (see beef from satan sha), he didn’t allow it phase him, the worship continued. You see why I love him so much? He understood that it wasn’t about him and all the songs he had planned to sing. He just kept the worship flowing… Speaking of which…have you bought your ticket for the PITA live in concert? What?! You haven’t?! Do you see yourself now? My friend, run and go and buy your ticket jare. Who do you want to give work? So I will now sit down here and start trying to give you the gist? Not that I won’t sha seeing as I am so kind and all 😀 but honestly PITA de sing sha lie no good as my people will say 😀
Up next was a serious high point of the night for me and my closely guarded secret 😉 You’ve heard of Arch-Bishop Benson Idahosa abi? Well he has a son and his son is married to this dear dear friend of mine Pastor Laurie (well, Rev laurie really but pastor just sounds so much warmer and that’s her really. Very warm and sweet). Now the real gist is I met her a couple of years ago when I was still in the “should I go the medical route Lord?” mode and she shared her story with me and I just knew then that it was God telling me to just trust him. I decided that day that if she could trust God and have her baby I could too. I call her my Elizabeth. She shared her story that evening and the house erupted in praise you could practically feel everyone’s faith level go up – a million notches up .
What? I should share the story? I’m sorry I didn’t quite hear that, did you say I should share the story? Should I? hmmmm…….. why were you not there? I’m not sharing…. 😀 😀 😀 oya say please first. I’m just kidding I was going to give you the summary at least.
So she got married and the kids were just not coming, they go for a test and the doctors tell her that it is not naturally possible for her and her husband to have a child except they do it through IVF. Note, her husband is an only son and she’s white so you can imagine some of the prejudices but thank God for godly men. You see why I say marry well o! Anyway back to the testimony and this is the very very very brief version o! So long story short after four failed IVFs costing $25,000 each and selling properties, she finally has one successful IVF, has the child and unfortunately, the baby boy dies. Then without IVF miraculously, she gets pregnant and is blessed exactly one year after the death of her other baby with her first miracle baby FEB jnr, then after a while she decides to try again for a second baby and tries another IVF which sadly fails again but we serve a faithful God who will not share his glory with any man (doctors or procedures alike) and soon after she starts feeling funny and goes to the doctor who promptly throws in her face that no one wins the lottery twice. But I guess as Christians we always win because there comes her second miracle baby Nate. So while still reeling from this miracle six months later for some reason, Nate stops accepting breast milk and before she could say “pregnancy test” third miracle baby Judah was here. God of impossibilities!!!! Our defender!!!!
The level of worship intensified as up next came MK (minister ken) , and as his name, he ministered. You could just feel the presence and the power of God so strongly in the room. His song “odogwu na aya” inspired by my testimony just kept me crying for hours. I could literally feel God’s anointing in the room. It was so tangible. Then his own version of IMELA with TRI Choir was simply on another level
Up next was Nathaniel Bassey… and he came with his beautiful wife, see ehn! Let me not even try to insult you by saying I can capture into words what happened from then on. A song as simple as “dependable God!” began to sound like war chants to the devil’s ears I’m sure . I have no words really. And with the blast of the trumpet people were slain all over the place as the power of God filled the place. He said one thing that really struck me that night. He said “there is something in this place tonight. Make sure you collect your own” and really that’s the best way to put it, there was something in that place that night.
And some collected as testimonies have started reeling in… two ladies already confirmed pregnant, even one of them was diagnosed with PCOS and as always our God made nonsense of doctor’s reports.
of course Nathaniel’s ministration couldn’t end without the rendition of his beautiful “IMELA” song and he brought along with him the beautiful and sweet spirited Enitan Adaba who did the song with him originally on the video which incidentally was given away free in the gift packs. The evening ended with a serious round of praise by Ibironke who had started her own worship and praise long before she got on stage . We had to practically beg the ladies to go home. Even I was too overwhelmed to really share my testimony in full but my big tummy was enough testimony for anyone to see that God is faithful and a keeper of his Word . for the full gist sha, watch out for the book coming out soon 😉
Aren’t you gearing up for next year’s WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP CONFERENCE 2014 already?
here are a few more pictures of the ladies worshipping
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Watch out the video is coming out really soon so you can relive the whole experience.