Part 35
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Pastor King has been fasting and praying for Pastor Chris since he was remanded in prison. It’s just a week left to the next hearing and he has intensified the prayer. The population of the church had reduced drastically. And the once very big church that counted up to 400 members every Sunday now counted about 47 members.

The people whom Pastor King believed would stand by him were the first to leave the church, some had gone to join Odogwu in the church which he claimed for himself. So many people criticized Pastor King for standing by Pastor Chris and some accused him of supporting evil because he was evil and also left the church.

Mr. Thomas who was just a casual member in the church had boldly confronted Pastor King and asked him to his face why he was supporting Pastor Chris.

King: I stand and support him because he is innocent of the charge labelled against him.

Thomas: And how do you know that pastor? The evidence is so glaring and clear that he is guilty how then can you say he is innocent?

King: The evidence nay be strong and he may even be convicted for it but I know he is innocent because God told me he is innocent and I must stand by him.

Thomas: Do you really mean what you said pastor?

King: I cannot tell lies against God.

Thomas: I do not know Pastor Chris so well, I am not close to him but I know you very well and I am very sure it was God that called you and so if you say Pastor Chris is innocent, if you also say God told you he is innocent then he is innocent. I will believe it too. Do not worry pastor, I will join you in prayers too. And I will tell my lawyer to take over the case, I do not trust that lawyer. He seems to have been compromised.

King: How do you mean?

Thomas: During the last case when the other female lawyer was attacking pastor, he couldn’t do anything in his defence. And so I drew my conclusion that, it is either he is a lazy lawyer or he has been compromised. I have a very good lawyer, he has never lost any case and he is a christian too. I will ask him to take over the case.

King: But the case is next week, can he still take it up?

Thomas: Yes pastor. He can and he will. Just leave it to me.

Pastor King was so happy. He stood and hugged Brother Thomas. This was the only person that have encouraged him since the whole saga. He was really happy as he watched Thomas walk away. He never even knew that Thomas of all people in the church would be the one to stand and encourage him. As he left, Happiness came in looking sad.

King: Sister Happiness how are you feeling today?

Happiness : I’m fine sir

King: And how is the baby? Hope you are taking all of your medications.

Happiness: Yes sir! We are good.

King: So why are you sad? Your face look gloomy.

Happiness: I took food over to Pastor Chris in the prison but he refused to eat. And pastor he is looking so thin now. I don’t know why he refused to eat. He said he will not eat and just take only water. That was what he did two days ago when I went there. I’m not happy at all. He should not go and die before the court case.

King: He is not going to die. He just want to talk to his Father. Only God can deliver us from this. So leave him. This too shall pass.

Happiness: But he is so thin. What if he falls sick?

King: Happy, what pastor needs now is not food but prayers. All you need to do is pray for him. No matter how delicious what you have prepared would be, no man will enjoy eating it in a prison yard. So my dear, do not worry much. Just remember us in your prayers. These are trying times.

Happiness: It is alright pastor. I also came to inform you that I spoke to my parents about my pregnancy. They were very mad at me but finally they forgave me and have decided to support me.

King: That is great news. How bout Chuks? Have you heard from him?

Happiness: No sir, I heard he is getting married. But I don’t really care. I have made my peace with God and that’s all I need. One day, a man who will love me and my child will come and marry me just as I am.

King: I love your spirit girl. And so shall it be for you in Jesus name.

(And they both said amen)

Part 36
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God was raising helpers and supporters for Pastor Chris and Pastor King was grateful to God for this. As soon as Happiness left, he was about going into his office when the gateman opened the gate and some of the church elders and deacons came in. Deacon Douglas included, Odogwu included. As soon as Pastor king saw them he began to plead the blood of Jesus. They were 8 in number.

He offered them seats and also took a seat close to them.

King: You are all welcome! To what do I owe this meeting?

Elder Joseph: pastor thank you for welcoming us. We are here to talk about the young boy you made your assistant that have succeeded in dragging the name of God down in this church.

King: God forbid! Nobody can drag down the name of God, not even angels nor man.

”Amen” they all chorused

Elder Joseph: However that is why we have come.

Pastor King: Once again you are welcome. And please may I correct this impression. I never made anyone my assistant, God chose an assistant for me. Secondly I can only discuss church matters with members of this church and not outsiders.

Douglas: And who is an outsider amongst us? We are all members and elders of this church. Together we started this church from the bottom and now that it has risen up, one small boy who cannot control his libido wants to bring it down and you are there saying non members. Who is not a member of this church here King? Who was not here from the beginning of this church that is among us now? Answer me king.

Elder Joseph: Calm down Douglas, just calm down. Pastor, you know that everyone sitting here is a member and an elder in this church. I do not need to start introducing us one by one. So please do not bring unnecessary argument with things that are uncalled for. Let’s discuss the reason we are here and the way forward.

Pastor King: Well! As far as I know, Odogwu sited here is not a member of this church. Douglas has turned himself to an enemy of this church by taking side with the enemy. I will not sit and discuss the welfare of the church of God with an enemy of the church of God.

Douglas: I knew it, i knew he was going to mention my name. Immediately he started talking of non members I knew he was talking about me. (Turning to the people) my deacons, my elders, where did I go wrong? I heard a story from two people and it was glaring that one party was lying and I am a deacon I will stand by the truth weather Satan likes it or not, and because I decided to stand by the truth, Pastor King has turned me into an enemy of the church. No problem, no problem, I will leave.

Elder Joseph: calm down Douglas, we will settle this issue. Pastor King. You cannot send Douglas out of this meeting because he took his side. You also took your side and no one is blaming you for choosing sides. Everyone is entitled to who and who not to believe and so Douglas will remain in this meeting.

King: Elder, I will not argue with you. How about Odogwu? What is he doing here? If you allow Douglas you cannot allow Odogwu for he is not a member of this church anymore.

Odogwu: pastor I am a co pastor like you, why are you so filled with hatred?

King: I am not filled with hatred. But as long as Odogwu is here I will not say a word in this meeting.

Odogwu: Though we are many, we are one body in Christ. My ministry was born from this ministry and you should be proud of that. This remains my root so why the hate? We are serving one God. That the names of our ministries are different doesn’t make us enemies King, I came here to support my root and help assist it from falling.

King: God forbid it! No matter what, the church of God will stand and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. We do not need your support. We are not enemies but we ain’t friends either. We do not need your help or support in anything so thank you for everything.

Odogwu: You mean I should leave? (He turns to the people and asked again and everyone was silent, and so he picked his Bible, did a sign of the cross and left)


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