The General Overseer of Grace Impacts Baptist Church in Lagos State, Rev. Dr. Eseme Unen and his wife, Pastor Esther, welcomed triplets 18 years after waiting for another child.
The Guardian reports that the couple had waited 18 years after the birth of their first child, a girl, who is an undergraduate, before God blessed the family with these bundles of joy.
On Sunday, the couple dedicated their triplets, two girls and a boy, to God at a special thanksgiving service with friends, family, well wishes and of course, church members in attendance.
Speaking to newsmen about her experience, the happy mother recalled how she prayed, fasted and sowed seed for the fruit of the womb, before God at His own appointed time answered the family.
She said there were low moments, when she had to grapple with the reality of failed expectations, but was thankful God saw them through such periods.
Esther advised expectant couples to be patient, focus on God and shun the temptation to run to different churches looking for solution.
On his part, her husband thanked God for granting them the grace to be steadfast and not bow before strange altars, during their trying period.
“It got to a point it seemed we were giving up but we persevered and God answered us,”he said.
Rev. Unen said they fortified themselves against external pressure, which helped them to be steadfast in the face of challenges.