DIARY OF A PASTOR’S WIFE EPISODE 14
It took me few minutes to compose myself and
“What do you want from me Ifeoma? What
else do you want?” I asked her meanly, while
she looked at me with stoned expressionless
“I came here to clear my mind to you, to
confess and seek for your forgiveness madam.”
my heart was beating at a faster rate than
“ghen, ghen! what more do you have to say?
we all know you slept with pastor David.” Lizzy
said and shook her head sympathetically.
“There is more.” “don’t tell us you used juju or charms on pastor.” Lizzy asked with her eyes wide open.
“tufiakwa, I am a christian, I can’t do that.”
“if I hear! you? hmmm. what you did to your
madam is what a witch can do, it’s same as
using juju of course? talk please time is going.”
Ifeoma looked at me, and then Lizzy.
“I was in love with Usman when I first came
here. He loved me too. He even said he was
going to marry me.” She said stammering and
trying to control the catarrh from running out
of her nose.
“Who is Usman? this is the second time I am
hearing that name.” Lizzy asked with a worried
“David’s Driver. David converted him from
being a Muslim to a Christian, he was with us
for 7years.” I replied with a serious face.
“The night we made love, I was ovulating. I
was sure. I was scared, but when I realized I
was doing it for the man I loved, I took off my
“wait a minute, you mean you and Usman
made love in this compound?” I asked, lookingamazed.
She became silent for a while, and then spoke
“The first day Mama Georgina saw me, she
advice me to seduce pastor, so that I can be
pregnant for him, that you were barren.
She was going to pay me a huge sum of money
and then change pastor’s mind towards you. I
was desperately in need of money.
My mother was dying of breast cancer. My salary was not enough.”
I felt my eyebrows pull together in a frown as
she stared at me tearily and desperately.
“Why didn’t you tell me? Why didn’t you tell me
all what you were going through? I sent money
to your family every month. even when I was
in America, I never forgot. I would have
created a sponsorship group to raise funds for
Everywhere became calm.
“I am so sorry aunty. My baby died just this
morning. I am happy he has gone to rest, he
was usually very sick.
I came here to clear my
mind, so that I can live with a clear conscience. ”
She said in tears, her frantic voice sounded far
away. My eyelids flutter for a few moments
before I forced them open, my eyes were filled