After 30 Years of Childless Marriage, Pastor and Wife Dedicate 1st Child

After 30 years of childless marriage, the General Overseer of Glorious Salvation Ark of God Ministry in Efurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Pastor Solomon Eferaha and his wife, Florence, on Sunday dedicated their first child, Samuel Ewomazino Eferaha.

According to sources, the couple got married on February 7, 1987 and since then, they have had no child. After the dedication service, the cleric stated in a chat that thirty years after marriage, especially without an issue was a “long journey”.

Eferaha, retired Staff of Total Nigeria Limited noted that some persons became ashamed of coming to his house as a result of the wife’s childlessness, adding that his wife fell sick after seven months into their marriage, resulting in them seeking both spiritual and medical help without any result, even from native doctors, until he gave his life to God in 1991.


The excited first time dad, also noted that even as an unbeliever, he never went deep into diabolic means in his search for a child.

“l was never tempted to leave my wife for another woman because I needed a child. After thirty years, this miracle is not common. God has been preparing a package for us. God had been preparing a child for us. I have never witnessed this kind of thing in my life before. It was like a carnival. The people had waited for so long and when they saw it, it was a carnival the day my wife delivered.”

57-year-old Eferaha described the delivery and dedication of little Samuel as a “victory for Jesus Christ”, stating that he rejected adoption as an option even when other pastors persuaded him to do so.

In addition, he revealed that his wife carried the pregnancy for three years stressing that, “it looked like a play. We never loosed our hope. Since I married her, I have never raised my hands on her.”

Eferaha also disclosed that his wife named their first child, Samuel, because they vowed to return him back to God if finally she gives birth. Florence, on the other hands thanked God for making her a mother after thirty years.

“It was a battle and war. So many people mocked me but I knew where I was going . God is faithful”, she said.

Florence who called her hubby her ‘brother’, ‘real husband’ and ‘friend’ appreciated him for enduring and standing behind her in spite of the battles she went through.

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