The peace of God that passes all understanding will only be experienced when His will is done. I gave birth to my joy IniOluwa Naomi after waiting for 8yrs. The period of waiting for me, was spent with trust and believe that the word of God that says none shall be barren in my house will be fulfilled in my life.
When I did not conceive the first year after marriage, I did not see it as a big deal, I continue to hope that the following year it will happen, after the second year I started visiting the doctors and in the course of looking for medical solutions I underwent HCG procedure and was told one of the tubes is blocked. Since one of the tubes was blocked, we decided to do Laparoscopy surgery here in Nigeria which almost caused me my life as advised.
This surgery did not bring the much expected result, so I said to myself the search continues. I went to England and carried out another laparoscopy surgery, this time the professor of gynecology who was the head of the surgical team gave me all the assurances that it is a done deal. I must state here that while the medical department was busy finding solution to the reason for the delayed pregnancy, prayer was seriously in session with fasting at regular intervals with brethren constantly praying with us and encouraging us.
At a time during the waiting period, the search also took me to the United States when we decided to try the IVF method, so we were scheduled for a date that necessitated that we go back to Nigeria, and come to the US again at the appointed date.
When we also got to Nigeria, we were introduced to another IVF Specialist and did about 3 cycles without success.
Psalms 127:1 say except God build the house the workmen work in vain, despite all the human efforts medically pregnancy did not happen, why because it was not yet according to the time appointed by God. I must also state here that I was regularly attending the monthly “Shiloh Hour” at the Redemption Camp. In March 2007, I went to the office with the intention to come for the Shiloh Hour, which takes place every first Monday of every month at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, my husband got to the camp before me, while the ministration was ongoing the “Man of God” announced he was going to lay hands on all the people present that morning. My husband called me and informed me of the announcement which was the first time such will happen. So I quickly left my office, and headed down, by the time I got to the camp, hand laying was almost ending so I joined the line and hands was laid on me. That same month, I also went through the procedure again, that same March 2007 I became pregnant and by December my joy came forth.
I must state here that while the waiting was on, my husband (Sweetheart) was solidly by my side, giving me all the needed support at all times.
After the birth of my Angel, IniOluwa (God’s Heritage) Odukoya, the Lord began to speak to me to start using my waiting experience to encourage others and also pray with them, although I delayed, the formation of “PARAH” is the result of my obedience to the vision!
As God lives your testimony will be next, I enjoin you not to lose hope but to continue to trust and believe God, He who is faithful concerning me will also do yours and men shall rejoice with you very soon in Jesus name, Amen. Remain PARAH!
We are eternally grateful for the rare privilege God has given us to share our testimony! We joined Parah because we believed the vision and most of all saw an opportunity to serve. We at that time had been believing God for children for 4years but that did not stop us. We started investigations at a hospital and for the first time my husband was really interested in going through it! Exactly 6months after Parah began, i was confirmed pregnant for the very first time, i had never missed my period! God confirmed the Parah vision with our first child‐Adora Oluwatosin. Thereafter God has blessed us with another child Deborah Olivia; presented at Parah’s 3rd year Anniversary. Indeed God is alive in Parah and has been good to us, making us forget the days of waiting, to HIM be glory forever.
Mr. & Mrs. Olugbenga Omojani
We got married in 2011 and were believing GOD for the fruit of the womb. I was not bothered the first year because I was not stable at home but when I did not conceive the following year,I became worried. So I went for checkup and discovered I had an infection which I treated but my husband did not treat himself because he believed nothing was wrong with him.
In October 2013, we came in touch with PARAH FAMILY FOUNDATION through Sister Isioma Omojani. We made up our minds to be consistent in every meeting. The meetings were impactful.
Mrs. Odukoya encouraged my husband to go for medical examination to know if there was a medical problem, we went for the checkup at IFPF Maryland, the result showed that he had very low sperm count and I Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). We started treatment immediately: As we were receiving medical treatment, we were also taking spiritual steps like declaring GOD’s word over the baby items we bought and the ones we received from PARAH as point of contact, we also say the PARAH family confession on a daily basis. My husband could not complete his treatment at the hospital for financial reasons but we did not despair trusting GOD for everything.
In February 2014,during our monthly meeting(open discussion); A woman shared with the family how her husband was treated of low sperm count by taking a recipe(carrot, original honey and half boiled egg),I started giving my husband the recipe everyday for four months.
We had an encounter with the Word of GOD during the 3rd anniversary of the PARAH FAMILY FOUNDATION . The guest minister, Pastor Sarah said and I quote” there’s a couple here, whenever the angel of GOD brought GOD’s gift to them, he usually returned it back because of quarrel, strife and bitterness. GOD says if they can change their ways, he will visit them before the end of this year”. We knew the Word was for us, so we received it and worked with it.
August 2014, we had another Word encounter through a prophetic instruction from the GOD’s servant, Bishop David Oyedepo; it was our month of praise works wonders, so he instructed that we praise GOD minimum one hour everyday for one week. We obeyed the instruction and on the last day of the praise, a Sunday, after the praise session in Church, he declared among other things, that everyone on the line for miracle children was confirmed pregnant. The word hit me as if I have never heard him say that before; that same month of August, I missed my monthly period and by the first week of September 2014, I was confirmed pregnant to the glory of GOD.
GOD made the pregnancy a sweet experience for me. There was neither morning sickness nor complication of any kind. GOD also made me deliver like the Hebrew women. It was indeed a supernatural child birth.
We return all the glory to GOD for blessing us with our prince, David, Oluwadamilare, Oluwasinaayomi and for proving over and over that He is too faithful to fail! To Him alone be all the glory!!!
Mr. & Mrs. Ajiboye (David Oluwadamilare Oluwasinaayomi)
Praiseeeeeeeeee the Lord!!!!!
I got married on the 1st of May 2007, my hubby and I agreed that we would want to have children immediately but after some months and it was not forth coming, we decided to see a gynecologist.
We were introduced to the 1st hospital in Festac, the doctor after conducting his investigation told us that my husband was ok while I was diagnosed to have fibroid and hormonal imbalance. He went further to tell us that the fibroid should not disturb conception because of where it was positioned, so he started me on fertility drug. During the course of treatment, I developed ovarian cyst and I was taken off the fertility drug for some time. While still off this drug, I discovered that I had missed my period in May 2008, the doctor later confirmed me pregnant. My husband and I were so happy but this happiness was short-lived because 3 months down the line, the doctor booked me for a scan and after the scan said that I have a “Blighted Ovum”. What does that mean, I asked the doctor and he said that the fetus was not growing and they will need to evacuate. How I still remember the horror I felt on that day, from the doctor’s office, I started calling all the pastors I know and also went to some prayer house where I was told that the pregnancy will grow back after doing all the prayer assignments given to me (laughs). I carried this pregnancy around for 2 more months believing that a miracle will happen and my baby will start growing inside of me but this did not happen and then my husband and I decided to go for the evacuation so as to give ourselves opportunity to start trying again. I started buying some fertility drugs off the counter and taking them on my own.
In 2009, I was introduced to the 2nd hospital in Surulere, a friend had gone there for IVF and it worked first time. The doctor checked us and said that my husband sperm was Ok and that I had fibroid and would advised I remove it before embarking on the IVF. I refused since I have received many doctors opinion that the fibroid does not disturb conception. I thought that he just want to make more money from me, which we don’t really have because we had to dig into our savings to embark on this treatment. So we insisted for him to do the IVF without removing the fibroid. The process started, though painful and time consuming because I had to go to the hospital almost every day while coming back from work, the process went well, my ovary produced a lot of viable eggs that the doctor advised, I gave out some to defray the cost, the retrieval and insemination went well and we all (Doctor, hubby and I) were full of high hopes that the outcome will be successful, but alas, the eggs did not implant. What went wrong? It was a very big blow to us financially and emotionally and I said to myself no more hospital for me, it is just wasting of money, money that should have been put to other material use.
Some months after this process, I took in but it ended in miscarriage in the 1st trimester, early 2010 I also took in and lost it also in the 1st trimester. Then in November 2010, I was confirmed pregnant again, I was happy but didn’t want to show it because I thought what would happen to this one again. So I decided to take it easy, was in and out of hospital and also background prayers were going on for me to carry this to term. But in March 2011, 20 weeks into the pregnancy while lying on my back in the hospital room, my water broke and then I felt something sticking out in between me, I ask my younger sister who is a doctor and just finished her housemanship to check, and she looked at me with pain in her eyes and said to me “Lechi one of the baby’s leg is out. Jesusssssssssss, I screamed, not again. This happened in the morning and the consultant gynecologist was called, he came in the afternoon and I was taken to the delivery room where I was asked to push out the baby as it was already dead, I was never taught how to push but I tried pushing but no way, so the doctor had to put something’s inside me to help bring the baby out with his hand and then my little boy came out looking so small and still. Then it was the turn of the placenta to come out but it could not, was told the position of the fibroid was blocking the placenta. They tried all they could but to no avail and the doctor ask the nurse to take me back to the room and he will come back in the morning and if we still can’t remove naturally, then he will have to operate. I was so confused, afraid, how can placenta stay inside of me overnight, when I used to hear that if a baby comes out you don’t rejoice until the placenta comes out because it is very dangerous for the mother. I was alone in the hospital ward with my little sister, no hubby, mother or father as they were unavoidably absent on that day. I placed a call to tell them the happenings and trust my mother; she called all the prayer warriors brothers in the church, my husband called on some pastors to pray for me, at this time I was so scared that I was praying to God to save my life even if it means I will not have a child. And that day, I was reassured that “Miracle still happen”, what the doctor could not do, the Lord did it for me, early hours of the next morning, I felt pressed so my sister help me up and I went into the bathroom, and Pooop, something fell from me, I didn’t know what it was, I called on my sister to see and then she said “ the placenta has come out” Ooooooooh, how relieved and happy I was and I knew that it can only be GOD. I was discharged some days later.
Then, I took a decision, 4 miscarriages in almost 4 years of marriage wit h no known cause; I decided to go for the Fibroid surgery. Before the surgery, the doctor advised me to go fo r a scan s o as to know the st ate of my womb and the report came out “Asherman Syndrome”. I was disturbed and saying to myself what was this again but m y husband rejected this report and kept saying that this is not my wife’s report (smiles). We still went ahead with the fibroid surgery and after it I took in twice but they both still ended in miscarriages.
At this point, I and my husband decided to look for a church that can minister to our needs, an d so I came in touch with Laughter Foundation, also at the same ti me, I came to know Parah Foundation through the Visionary who also happen to be my Big Boss in the off ice. She took me in and would occasionally call me to counsel me (spiritually & medically). Each ti me I attended the Parah meetings, I always go back home spiritually filled and hopeful.
Infact any time I feel downcast, I made sure to be in the meeting because I know that I will be lifted. One major Incidence that I still remember, on a p articular meeting day, I and my husband came in a bit late, there was a pastor that was ministering as at that time, after his ministration , he looked into the crowd and called my husband out, he handed him his handkerchief and prophesy that he would carry his baby soon. We held on to this word. Mean while from time to time Mrs. Odukoya (Parah’s visionary) would call me and keep encouraging me not give up trying a s well as giving m e useful tips ranging from diet, healthy lifestyle , medical referrals etc.
In 2012 , I went for another IVF that did not work out, and at this point knew it was not in my power so I decided t o leave everything to God. After waiting on God for about 2 years and nothing happened, By October 2014 we decide d to try another IVF this time also using a surrogate to increase our chances. We made contact with the embryologist in Benue who made all arrangement and ask us to start treatment in December but because o f the election that was slated for early 2015 and we were not sure ho w it will turn out, we decided to wait till after the election.
But we never knew that God had his own plan for us, in February 2015 I discovered that I was pregnant and the pregnancy period was safe and in September 29th 2015, I brought forth my bundle of joy,
My name is Mrs Busayo Akinola, I got married on the 1st, October 2011. After a year of unprotected regular sex in marriage, I could not get pregnant. I and my husband started going from one hospital to another for medical checkups on fertility, we visited different gynecologist, we did several fertility tests and we were diagnosed of infections and we were both treated accordingly. My husband was also diagnosed and treated for low sperm count. We repeated all the fertility test and we were cleared of infection and my husband’s sperm count also improved. The doctor advised us to continue having regular sex that in 3 to 6 months i will get pregnant, we did as the doctor advised but there was no pregnancy.
We were invited to Parah family foundation where they started by praying. Thereafter, a Gynecologist lectured us on fertility and how to keep a good home we did all we learnt for 5 years but no pregnancy.
Every birthday, I usually celebrate my day in a special way. But On my birthday July 11th 2016, I decided to do something different. I woke up with sadness and with a heavy heart. I started praying, weeping and I asked God to give me an uncommon birthday gift
In October 2016, Mrs. Odukoya (Parah Family Foundation Visioner) and her husband Pastor Tosin Odukoya (My Church Pastor) called me and my husband to get ready for our child that before December we must carry our child I just laughed because we have already lost hope, I and my husband said Amen oooo, she advised us to start IVF treatment which we agreed but at that time, we were not capable financially which we made known to them.
To our greatest surprise, they offered to assist us financially us through Parah family foundation. So we commenced treatment and the transfer was done. We were asked to come back in 2 weeks’ time after the embryo transfer for a test. To God be the glory my test result came out and behold it was POSITIVE, it was like a dream but it was real, after 6 years of marriage doctor told me congratulations you are pregnant, it was awesome,
On the 21st of July 2017, I gave birth to a baby girl, God gave me my birthday gift, God of all possibilities made it possible for me, He changed my name from Aunty Busayo to mummy Praise, Mummy Oluwasheyifunmi etc. God fulfilled his promises over my marriage, He alone is worthy of my praise. The God that did it for me will do it for you. Your testimony is NEXT!
I got married to Iyanu Adegboruwa in Christ January 2011. We desired to start having our children immediately but that didn’t happen. We tried on our own the whole of 2012 but nothing happened.
In 2013 we decided to see a gynecologist. We were asked to run various type of test which we did but the outcome of the test wasn’t too good as I was diagnosed with Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and my hubby with low sperm count. We were administered some drugs.
In September 2013, I had strange feeling in my body like I had malaria and I met Mrs. Airuoyo; Parah President who is also the Matron at my work place and I complained how I was feeling and after our long discussion she told me I may be pregnant and won’t advise that I take anti malaria drugs because she believed I was pregnant and she said taking malaria drugs can cause an abortion of the baby. I insisted that I must take the drugs and she gave me with a comment “that hope you know the result of taking this drugs and I said” yes I know; abortion. After I commenced the use of the malaria drugs, behold I discovered I was pregnant. Four months after, it was discovered that the pregnancy was not growing and evacuation was done.
In December 2013, Mrs. Airuoyo introduced me to Parah family. The journey continued through 2014 – 2016. Parah encouraged us in prayers and medicals. During this period, I decided to revisit a gynecologist but hubby refused to go with me “He said if you could be pregnant once there was no need seeing any gynecologist because I know God will do it again”. After much persuasion, he agreed.
In October 2016, we visited the gynecologist and I discovered I was already pregnant. To God be the glory June 26th, 2017 I delivered a bouncing baby girl and my name changed from mum upstairs to mum Flourish Eyanrose Adegboruwa. Jesus did it.
God is faithful! On November 20th, 2017, he blessed us with a set of triplets. All boys! We got married nine years ago, precisely July 5th, 2008, and like every other couple, we were expecting to get pregnant. However, all through that year and the following year, nothing happened. In 2010, I eventually fell pregnant but lost it at about the 23rd week. The following year, I got pregnant again but it was ectopic.
We kept trusting God that one day, he’ll answer our prayers and bless us with the fruit of the womb. When you see those who got married at about the same time as you having not just one or two but three children, you begin to wonder if and when you would have yours. However, in all of these, we kept hope alive. We kept confessing that we were going to have triplets and in fact, went ahead to name them even before they were conceived.
One day, a mutual friend of ours invited us to Parah Family Foundation where we joined others who were also waiting on God for the fruit of the womb in prayers, teachings and supporting one another. The support system of the foundation was so strong and the testimonies we were getting of those who got their miracles so encouraging that they kept us going.
My husband was not a member initially and so only attended when I invited him for special programmes nonetheless he would make sure that he woke me up on the day of our meeting to ensure I attended and whenever he saw that I didn’t go for the meeting, he asked why. He felt the meetings would help me to keep hope alive and afford me the opportunity to pray corporately with those who were also waiting.
On the foundation’s Thanksgiving Day in 2016, I won a competition which saw me being given a free all expense paid fertility treatment. We were asked to recite the foundation’s confession by heart and I decided to give it a shot. I didn’t have a clue what the reward would be, I am just competitive by nature and thought to do it. In fact, I thought the prize would be a book maybe on fertility or some fertility related products or better yet, a comprehensive fertility analysis because I had been given one that I didn’t follow up on. When I told my husband about the competition, he encouraged me to participate and helped me memorise the confession. My husband even thought the prize for winning the competition might be a trip to Dubai. Funny!
Wow! My husband and I were excited when I won the competition and learnt I would be having a free IVF procedure. Somehow, we knew our time had come. Hitherto, I had undergone the procedure three times and all three failed. I remember whilst praying before I had the procedure, I was always telling God that this time around, it must end in praise because Parah’s money must not go to waste.
I went for the treatment at Kingsway Specialist Hospital where God used his son, Dr. Kingsley Onwuzurigbo, an amazing and God-fearing man who would pray first before doing the procedure (which is one thing I like about him), and by the grace of God, here we are with our bundles of joy! We got exactly what we asked for: a set of triplets, all of them males. God is indeed faithful and makes all things beautiful in his time. Glory…!
For those of us who are members of Parah Family Foundation and still trying for a child, I would like to encourage us to keep trusting and believing in God because like the sun that rises everyday, He is ever faithful.
In his time He makes all things beautiful. This is your time for a testimony. Say your confession like your whole life depends on it, preferably at midnight, and meditate on every single word because those words are powerful, and please do not cancel everything with doubts. God is faithful and will show himself strong and mighty. He is the Mighty Almighty.
Make yourself available at meetings, avail yourself of advice from medical personnel that come to talk to us, learn from others experiences and most importantly, pray without ceasing. It will end in praise!
We got married April, 2009 and never imagined we would not start having our own children immediately after our wedding. In January, 2010 we moved from one hospital to another without any positive result. In 2012, after two years of no specific diagnosis, I was told I had hormonal imbalances and was advised to go for IVF without any delay. My doctor was of the opinion that we go for IVF treatment while age was still on my side and referred us to an IVF clinic. When we were told the cost of the IVF treatment, we were overwhelmed. We decided to seek other cheaper options. My husband met a gynecologist and we started in that clinic. This doctor was of the contrary opinion that I was still young and IVF should be our last option.
On this journey, we prayed, fasted and went for deliverance sessions. We had anointed men of God and brethren pray with us but our situation still remained the same. I was invited to Parah Family Foundation monthly meeting in 2013. I attended three meetings and then stopped. Little did I know that God was going to answer our prayer through this ministry. Despite being blessed in the meetings I felt I needed a gathering where serious and thunderous prayers on fertility are raised.
In December 2015, I personally got tired of using drugs and going through one procedure or the other. We visited our gynecologist that month and left disappointed. As we walked out of the hospital, I told myself I have had enough and I and my husband decided that night that we should go for IVF treatment in 2016.
In January, 2016 while observing prayer and fasting in my church the Holy Spirit asked me to ask God on what to do about our fertility issue but this made no sense to me because we already knew what to do (to go for IVF procedure and go for it that year).
However I obeyed God, I sought His face on what we should do in the New Year. God gave me three instructions but the third surprised me. He said start attending Parah meetings. I told God I will do just that when I conclude my MBA.
In March, 2017 I attended Parah monthly meeting again since after March, 2014 that I stopped attending the meetings. I met the visioner (Mrs. Odukoya) and discussed my situation with her. In April 2017, Parah supported us to begin the IVF procedure and the burden of where and how to go about pregnancy matter was lifted just like that.
I was confirmed pregnant in May 2017 for the first time in my life. It was like a dream. In December 2017, I delivered my set of triplets (2 boys and a girl). God recovered all our lost years and gave us rest. We encourage couples who are waiting to trust God and His word. He can never lie. Add works to faith. Don’t ever give up. The God that did it beyond our expectation will surely visit you in Jesus name. AMEN
Your testimony is next.