Hilda Dokubo while ministering at a Lagos church recently explained how she lost her dad at 9 and how her life and that of her mother became miserable shortly after his death. She explained how she went through a lot and how she eventually got out of the situation. While using her life to minister she said;
“I was born with a silver spoon, but death turned me poverty-stricken after my father died when I was just 9. I turned away from God at that point, because I felt disappointed that despite how much my father loved and served God, he still died. After my dad died, my mother completely lost her mind. .
If she were living in the US, I’m sure she would have been diagnosed as a mental case. You know, in Nigeria, we don’t consider people mad until they have started eating from dustbins. I rebelled against God at that point, and I stopped going to church at the age of 9.
However, I was a very brilliant girl, and I got admission into the university at the age of 16. I became rascally and did what girls like that do. I slept with a man, and I became pregnant. My mom was devastated and disappointed in me because of that.
I was also angry with her because ‘her God’ killed my father, and we stopped speaking to each other. One day, a man came to me and said he needed a barge. I didn’t know what it was, and he told me it was used to store oil.
I then recalled that I had once seen a barge in the compound opposite ours. I went to the neighbour and told him I needed the barge. He asked me what I needed it for, but I told him not to worry. I told them to put the barge in front of my mother’s house. .
At that point, the man who told me he needed the barge came back, and dropped sacks of money containing N2m with my mom because I was in school at that time. Two weeks later, he returned with N500,000, and I was dumbfounded. .
Before then, I had never seen N100,000 together, but there I was as a millionaire at 17, not knowing what to do with the money. I would have become a prostitute, but I became restless and challenged destiny. Your life cannot change for the better if you don’t challenge destiny. Even God challenged destiny.”