‘Why I didn’t re-marry 21 years after my husband’s death’ – Guidance Counsellor

‘Why I didn’t re-marry 21 years after my husband’s death’ – Guidance Counsellor

A renowned Guidance Counsellor, Apostle (Mrs) Deb’rah Godon-Osagiede has explained the reasons why she did not re-marry after the death of her husband, Reverend Dr. Gordon Osagiede over 21 years ago. Apostle (Mrs) Gordon-Osagiede who – is General Overseer of Spirit and Life Family Bible Church and Godhead Prayer Ministry made the remark when the

A renowned Guidance Counsellor, Apostle (Mrs) Deb’rah Godon-Osagiede has explained the reasons why she did not re-marry after the death of her husband, Reverend Dr. Gordon Osagiede over 21 years ago.

Apostle (Mrs) Gordon-Osagiede who – is General Overseer of Spirit and Life Family Bible Church and Godhead Prayer Ministry made the remark when the executives of the Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council, paid her a courtesy visit.

The Cleric who is the President of TABITHA empowerment programme for widows, revealed that she had to restructure her life when her beloved husband passed on December 25, 2001.

The Cleric who was recently honoured as the US Congressional 2019 Global Woman of Excellence, also admitted that there were serious challenges when the mantle of leadership of the church rest on her shoulders.

“My husband and I were inseparable. The challenges were very serious when my husband passed, but for the grace of God.

“I needed to restructure my life in order to be able to survive. After my husband passed, I realised that marriage is out of my life after the death of my husband as a Guidance Counsellor.

“It was really traumatic as a widow and we missed him – late Dr. Gordon Osagiede everyday.

“He (Dr. Gordon Osagiede) never saw God as a gender. And I am a product of girl Child education”, which was accomplished through the support of her biological father.

She disclosed that over 50 dependant and foster Children who grew up “in our home, were products of broken homes”.

She explained that her family love for Children, 35 years ago, made the church to build an Orphanage home located at the premises of the international headquarters of the church also known as “The City called there”.

The Cleric however bemoaned the moral decadence in society especially human trafficking in persons and sexual exploitation of Children and girls abroad.

She noted with sadness that some Orphanage homes have derailed from the laws that established them

She called on relevant authorities to re-direct the path of such Orphanage homes from been converted into a commercial entity.

“If I had my way, I will close down some Orphanage homes in this town”, she said.

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