TEACHER CHUKS 3
©️Opeyemi Ojerinde Akintunde
“ Chuks, so What Next?” Favour asked…
“ I don’t know, I will follow God everyday as it comes, because this was not planned. This is definitely the move of God, so I am just meant to follow His lead” I said
“ I know, but what I am saying is, do you have a plan for these teenagers, because I can tell you that by morning, this place will be flooded with those teens..”
Favour was right, by 7am, I felt a tap on my shoulder. Baba Agba was waking me from sleep.
“ Chuks, you have visitors!” Baba Agba said with a smile
“ Visitors?” I pushed myself up because my body was aching.
He pointed his hand to the door telling me to go see for myself.
I walked to the door and on opening the door, I stepped back in shock as I saw mothers and fathers with their children…
“ Pastor, Good Morning..”
“ Pastor, sorry for waking you up this early”
“ Pastor, you are God sent”
I heard different greetings and I didn’t know who to answer.
I decided to give a general “Good morning”.
I heard a man speak first.
“ Sir, I believe you were sent to this environment to help reshape our children. This is my son Prince, He has not been doing well academically so if he doesn’t go to school for a while, it won’t take away anything from him. I have brought him to you… please let him stay with you and you teach him the way of God…”
“ Yes…As for her, she can resume in the morning and come back home at night… I am giving her to you for the Lord’s work… She is very stubborn and I know it is the work of the devil, because I know the prophecy I heard about her before her birth..” A concerned mother said about her daughter who had her head bowed with a rebellious look on her face.
“ Her name is Helen, She can sleep with anything in trousers…” Another mother said about her own daughter
“ I have put him in different training centers, but he is always running away. I paid to have him learn electrical work, he ran away, I told him to learn Barbing, he ran away after four days, even I enrolled him in a fashion house, he didn’t attend the class more than a week, please help me lay your hand on him and deliver him from these demons that do not want him to amount to anything in life” a man said about his son…
I stood there confused at what these parents wanted of me. What did they want me to do with these children. Baba Agba came to my rescue…
“ He would be happy to help your children, but whatever he is going to do with them can not be a full day job, because he also needs to work. Let them return to their schools and vocational centers but resume here everyday by 3pm.” Baba Agba said
By 3pm everyday? What was I going to be doing with them…
The parents looked at me expecting a confirmation and with no answer from my lips, I just nodded my head.
They expressed their happiness and gratitude, with high expectations of what God was going to do with their children written all over them.
After they left, I sat down really confused and Baba Agba sat beside me with a smile that said “I know you are afraid but God’s got you”.
“ Why me?” I asked him
“ God’s ways are not our ways, it was the same with Apostle Paul. One thing you must know Chuks is that, It is not how far we fall that matters to God, but how much we are willing to rise up tall that no one will ever remember that we ever fell that interests God.”
I want to stand tall” I said with tears flowing “but I don’t know how to”
“I see our Muslim brethren have a way of teaching their children the Quran every evening after school, why don’t you also start a Bible study class every afternoon.. You never know what God can start from there. I have always had the passion to do something like that but my strength has been a limiting force. There is little a 74 year old man can do. These days I spend more time praying for revival and I think you are the answer to that prayer. This present day parents especially mothers do not have time to educate their children in morals and in the way of the Lord because of the economic situation, you can be that teacher to them… “
“ I am still learning the Bible myself, how can I be teaching when I am still learning”I said trying to run away from this big task
“ Every Teacher is a student… Any teacher who has stopped learning will have nothing to offer any more.” Baba Agba said
“Where is he?” Baba Agba and I heard a loud voice
Baba Agba rose up to his feet..
“ Officer?, What is it?” Baba Agba said
“ Where is the fake and demonic pastor that has turned my niece to a witch?” The Army Officer said as I saw the woman who had come to pick up Ajaara the day before following him closely.
“ Witch? What are you talking about?” Baba Agba said
“ Ajaara has not been herself since my wife brought her back yesterday. I came back this morning to find her weeping, biting herself , doing strange things and saying strange things…
“ Strange things?”
“ Yes Strange things and if he doesn’t find a solution to it, I will take him to the barracks where he will be beaten mercilessly…A lot of all these fake pastors everywhere…” he said with seriousness in his voice.
“ Hello… Yes… my house, bring some boys when you are coming, there is a stupid fetish civilian here that I want to deal with…” I heard the man say to someone else over the phone
To be continued
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Coming Soon…. “HELP! MY HUSBAND IS A THIEF” and “THIRTY, THIRSTY & TERRIFIED”