A Nigerian man, Ambrose, and his wife, Mercy Akinmoluwayan, have expressed joy at the arrival of twin boys after 16 years of marriage.
The couple, who finally welcomed a set of twins after 16 years of waiting, dedicated their boys, Joseph and Joshua, in their church in Abuja.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria after the dedication, the husband, Akinmoluwayan, said he got married to his wife, Mercy, in 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 on Dec. 3, 2005”, he said.
The proud father of two, who revealed he would be 52 years old by January 2023, said he and his wife waited on the Lord for 16 years for the gift of a child, before God finally answered their prayers and blessed them with two boys at once.
“This year Aug. 12, my wife clocked 50. We gave birth to the babies on Sept. 27, 2021, at Federal Medical Centre, Abuja,” he said.
He said waiting for all those years was challenging but they kept believing God for the best.
There were challenges in the course of hoping for the best, 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.” He said.
He said they were trusting God to give them children, but resolved that even if it didn’t come, it wouldn’t break their home.
Mr Akinmoluwayan who stated that he’s grateful to God for the gift of the twin babies, advised couples who are waiting not to give up.
“Don’t draw conclusion on your life and don’t write yourself off,” he said.
He added that his wife was a virgin when he got married to her.
“So it was not that she had even messed herself up at all but we give thanks to God,” he said.
Also speaking, the wife, Mrs. Akinmoluwayan, said it feels like God to finally become a mother and dedicate her own children in church.