God truly works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform! One of such wonders came through a call early morning of 13th November 2019. I had just finished a vigil at the orphanage and was struggling to take a nap when I got a call from a lady with a soft and soothing voice. That was Mrs. Mojisola Thompson. After exchanging pleasantries, she said she had checked our website and would be visiting our orphanage on 15th November with her siblings to mark her late mum’s first memorial ceremony. This, she said was to honour her mum and uphold the ideals that she cherished and upheld while alive.
True to her words, Mrs. Thompson (nee Raheem) came with her two brothers Mr. Olukayode Raheem and Mr. Ademola Raheem alongside some family members; notable amongst them Pastor Wale Onigbode and his wife. They came to Goshen Home in a convoy after some early morning family prayers and visit to another orphanage in the community.
Describing her late Mum who transited to glory on 15th November 2018 at the age of 81, Mrs. Thompson said “She was a devoted Christian and a giver. I wish she had known about the orphanages in her area before she passed on. If she did, she would have been a great donor but God knows best.”
Asked why she and her brothers came all the way from United Kingdom only to donate to orphanages to mark their late mum’s memorial event, she said, “I woke up one morning and called my siblings that we are not throwing any party but we would rather give to the needy. They supported me fully and we all put towards it. I know for certain my mum would be very proud of us.”
Of course Goshen children sang and prayed for the family in appreciation of their kind gesture.
This is one encounter that has left us with very fond memories to cherish. We say a very big “Thank you” to the children of Late Mrs. Bolajoko Raheem and the entire family members that came to bless us. May the Good Lord surprise you with mega blessings!