Yes, the doctor said he will be
discharged in two days if his body improvement doesn’t change.
Great, if everything goes well as
planned in our mission at Odi, I should be back in a fortnight so we and kids
can all go and spend this holiday with your parents as you’ve always wanted.
Oh! Thanks Hun.
hugs and kissed him, stretched her hand to pick the small bible and necklace
she had kept on the refrigerator. Each and every time before he steps out for a
mission she had always kept a bible in his left chest pocket and wore him a
necklace with the crucifix of Jesus Christ and say these words:
Strike Force, my protector and love of my life, let them be with you. I know
you don’t want to be a Christian. But please keep them for the sake of love you
have for me. This is how I know how to ask my God to protect you in the field
of battle even as I will always pray for your safe return. I know Allah will
protect you too.”
You know I can’t stop you from
doing what you have to do. Yes, not after what I experienced in Mogadishu when
I woke up in the mixed of dead soldier and realized the bible you kept in my
left jacket pocket took the hit for me. I don’t go back on my words else I
would drop promise I made to my late father to never leave Islam to join the
serving Jesus. But words stop meaning anything when we don’t keep our promises.
Yes, yes, dear we really have to
argue about your golden reason for not accepting Christ right now.
Yes, but to be sincere. I know
you God has saved me quiet a number of times the field of battle.
Good for you. *smiles*
Ben is still sleeping while Bryan
and Betty are waiting to see you off in the sitting room.
OK, let me see them right away.
Help me tell Victor to put my
stuff in the boot that I will join them in few minutes.
Alright, I’ll do just that.
A Week After Odi Massacre
Sergeant Mathew Okoro