A Nigerian couple, Ambrose and Mercy Akinmoluwayan, have expressed joy over the birth of their twins after several years of marriage.
The twin boys, Joseph and Joshua, were recently dedicated to God in their church in Abuja. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, after the dedication, Akinmoluwayan said he got married to his wife on December 3, 2005 in Ondo State.
“I got married at Charismatic Renewal Ministries in Ondo town. I got married to my wife, Mercy Adenugba, who is now Mercy Akinmoluwayan.”
Akinmoluwayan, who said he would be 52-year-old by January 23, revealed that he married his wife as a virgin and that it took them 16 years to wait on the Lord. He said:
“This year August 12, my wife clocked 50. We gave birth to the babies on September 27, 2021 at Federal Medical Centre, Abuja. So it was not that she had even messed herself up at all but we give thanks to God.”
The new dad said though there were challenges in the course of hoping for the best. He shared further:
“Because we are Christians and we have decided by God’s grace that we have to make this marriage work, we did not allow pressure from here and there to weigh us down.
“We were expecting God to give us children but even if it didn’t come, we were determined that we won’t break our home.
“And God, so faithful, decided to honour us and gave us these twins.”
Mr Akinmoluwayan then advised couples who are facing similar challenge not to give up. In his words:
“Don’t draw conclusion on your life and don’t write yourself off.”
Also speaking, Mrs Akinmoluwayan said he felt good and happy to dedicate her babies “because the Lord has added to our number.”
The wife, who said she hails from Ondo town, said there were times she got discouraged. She said:
“During the course of getting pregnancy and you have miscarriages, discouragement comes. But in the midst of three miscarriages, God gave us the two wonderful boys.”
The first time mum said though it was not all that easy to wait on the Lord, she’s advising women out there to put their trust in God. She said:
“The God of all possibilities that did it for us, he has never changed. He is the same yesterday, today and for ever more. He will do it for them. They should hold on and hold on to the Lord.”