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It is indeed a season of double blessing at Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG) convention ground. As five babies had already been delivered on the first day of the church’s 60th annual convention holding at the Redemption Camp of the church along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to reports from the Redemption Maternity where the kids were delivered, all the two boys and three girls were in excellent condition likewise their respective mothers. Thus some of them had already been discharged and had left for home.
The weeklong event had just started when the babies started pouring in and their parents were full of joy.
Mrs. Chinyere Okafor, a Catholic who resides at Ebute Metta area of Lagos said she had had her previous three babies at the Redemption maternity and it was only natural for the fourth one to be delivered at the camp.
She said her baby boy came at about 10.00 a.m. yesterday, adding that they are both in good condition.
Florence Adeniyi resides in Aboru area of Iyana Ipaja in Lagos and is a member of the church. She believed God for safe delivery because she had been told by her doctors that her baby was due on August 5 and she came a day later.
The chorister chose to name her new bundle of joy Oluwafikunayomi (God had added to my joy) in acknowledgement of the mercy of God.
In the case of the first girl of the convention, Oluwadamilola, Araoluwa, Enobong the joy of the parents is unlimited because they have had three miscarriages earlier.
Narrating her ordeal, Mrs. Nsikan Jinadu, whose baby was born at 10.20 a.m., said she came to the Holy Ghost Congress in December when Pastor Adeboye made a proclamation that there was a pregnant woman in the congregation who was not comfortable because she had had multiple miscarriages.
She said the man of God assured that she would deliver this one safely, adding: “That was the promise that made me to come to the camp to have our first baby and I can tell you that our joy knows no bounds.”
Asked for his comments, an over joyous Mr. Jinadu, who lives in Ikorodu with his wife, would rather express his joy in the names he would give his new baby, pointing out that they would do everything to continue to serve God without turning.
Meanwhile the atmosphere of the camp was calm and peaceful, yesterday, as people went about their duties unperturbed just as traders made brisk businesses selling their wares in an orderly manner.
Opposite the old auditorium, one could see an array of shops displaying their various commodities ranging from bibles, scriptural matters and books in addition to some banking products.
New arrivals were doing themselves some good by shopping for those things that assist them especially under current unfriendly weather conditions.
The poor performance of Nigeria at the ongoing London Olympics, yesterday, motivated several youths at the Redemption camp to find some recreation especially at nearest available space where they exhibited their skills on the pitch.
A pack of youths were seen playing some entertaining football, peradventure there might be some scouts who may take their case to either Stephen Keshi or any of the national coaches for possible inclusion in the call up to national assignment.
Quite naturally, there was a cluster of football enthusiasts who gathered round the boys to encourage them while clapping for every good move by the boys.