Photos: Repentant sex worker weds in Port Harcourt | Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog

LI_Leaderboard_4

LI_Leaderboard_1

LI_Leaderboard_2

LI_Leaderboard_3

Monday, 13 March 2017

Photos: Repentant sex worker weds in Port Harcourt

Joy Francis (not real name), an Enugu born orphan and a former prostitute who was rescued and rehabilitated by the Omega Power Ministries in Rivers state two months ago, got married to her Furniture-maker husband over the weekend. Narrating her story, the bride said she got into prostitution after losing her mother in 2012. 


"I got involved in prostitution after the death of my mother in 2012. I am an orphan, my father died in 2007, I came from a polygamous home and could not continue my education after dropping out in my secondary school. As my last option, I took the choice of engaging in a full time prostitution to help myself. Consequently, I was addmitted into a demonic brothel in Diobu where certain rituals are made through shaving of hair from all the sensitive part of your body to be deposited with the owner of the brothel. I could not find any pleasure in the business as several ugly incidents kept occuring in the evil brothel. I lament every day in my life for God to rescue me as I no longer felt confortable to continue in the act of prostitution but to avail. At some point, members of Winners Chapel church near water lines junction, will come to the brothel in their buses to convey us to their church but will later returned us to the brothel. I kept wondering why the church could not offer an alternative means for us to quit the illicit trade".

Speaking further, the bride said
"As I was believing God for a saviour to meet me was when Daddy OPM visited our brothel with an uncommon style of envagelism urging us not only to quit prostitution but to pack out of the brothel to follow him. He promised to give us house, set up businesses for us, change our lives and also to sponsor the traditional and white wedding of any of us who truly accept Christ and repent from our evil ways, a rare opportunity I have being looking for. This divine visitation by the OPM envagelism team was made two days after my colleague "Chisom" lost her life in the act, a situation that created so much fear in me to quit the business. Today, those promises were made possible in my life, I am now wedded to a husband of my choice, the church has graciously provided another accommodation for us, set up business for me and God has change my life for better".
Also speaking, the groom who is a furniture maker said "I do not care about what background we may come from but with the God of OPM, he knew his matrimonial home is solidly built".

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was touched when I reed this blog, thank you so much for sharing this,I am proud of you for ur bold step and pls don't go back again, God will provide everything you need okay, trust him

Anonymous said...

good for them

Anonymous said...

good for them

oladejo festus rotimi said...

WHITE WEDDING OR HOLY MATRIMONY DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE SAINT, IT MEANS FROM THAT POINT OF SACTIFICATION ON THE ALTAR, YOU PAST IS FORGIVEN AND FORGETTING, HEAVEN IS GIVING YOU A NEW BEGINING, THAT IS WHY IT IS ADVISABLE TO BE WITHOUT PREGNANCY BECAUSE IT IS THE COMMENCEMENT OF OPERATING A NEW COVENANT

jelly said...

So touching! Thank God for His grace in your life

Fidel Ferarri said...

Wow good to hear dis..thank God

Anonymous said...

Lets wait for 1yr, 2yrs and a couple of more years.

Anonymous said...

Sex worker hmmm ..nothing like repentance sex worker. The man is blind for now

Anonymous said...

Take it or leave it.. Ashawo na ashawo.. Anytime anyday

OSINANL said...

GOOD FOR THEM...

Sarah Chikezie said...

May His (God) love never fades out in ur home....Amen.

Anonymous said...

Omega ministries....mmh,suspicious.linda u sure say this is not sponsored?

Creamy viva said...

...Apostle Paul was a murder of Christians but wen he encountered Jesus he neva went back to his evil ways. Today we read almost half of d new testament written by dis murderer. Wat am i saying,in d book of Acts 10:34-36 God is no respecter of persons but any one DAT fears him and do his commandments is acceptable with him. Tank God for her nu found faith. May d holy spirit continue to help u in life. Amen.

MARTIN ONAIYEKAN said...

Eyah! Thank God for her life. Please she should stay faithful and build her home. Kudos to the man who has decided to overlook her past deeds and take her in. That's not an easy decision to take, especially in this part of the world. Congrats to them.

Anonymous said...

So u had to castigate anoda church to share ur story. Na advert be dis na. Buy my product, the other one no gud. God have mercy on y'all deceivers and hypocrites

Anonymous said...

Apostle Sule's GF, no be me talk am o..

Anonymous said...

Hian I hope he's a reformed robber cos if not he will abuse her with it constantly

Vivian Reginalds said...

HML
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

IN SERVICE OF HUMANITY said...

There are several ladies who are not in the brothel but are worse than her in prostitution. "When one is in Christ he is a new creation". May the grace and favor of God abound for this couple in Jesus name.

Anonymous said...

Get sense, OPM (Omega power Ministries) not OFM (Omega Fire Ministries)

Anonymous said...

Am not taking sides with any of these churches mentioned but that shouldn't be the only lesson you should have learnt from that piece. To me, It shows how far some could go just to evangelise and that's what evangelism entails.

Recent Posts