I Remember (A poem for my Mother in Nigeria)

I remember when mama used to carry me around on her back

I remember when mama had to give up her food so that I can eat

I remember mama buying Lego and toy cars for me to play with

I remember mama teaching me how to read and write

I remember mama driving me to school

I remember when mama came to school with me because I was in trouble

I remember mama helping me with school work

I remember when mama sold her car so that I can go to University

I remember mama working hard so that I can enjoy life

I remember mama cooking some delicious food such as jollof rice, moi moi, asaro and rice and beans (African delicacies)

I remember mama praying all night so that my wedding day could be glorious

I remember mama praying and fasting so that I could become successful in Christian ministry

I remember mama this Mothers’ day for all that she has done and keeps doing

This song Sweet Mother one of the popular African songs is dedicated to you mama

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About israelolofinjana

Rev Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is an ordained and accredited Baptist minister and has pastored Crofton Park Baptist Church (2007-2011) and Catford Community Church (2011-2013). He is currently the pastor of Woolwich Central Baptist Church, a multicultural church in south east London. He is Nigerian coming from a Pentecostal background. He holds a BA (Hons) in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and MTh from Carolina University of Theology (CUT). Israel is the editor of “Turning the Tables on Mission: Stories of Christians from the Global South in the UK” and author of “Reverse in Ministry and Missions: Africans in the Dark Continent of Europe” and “20 Pentecostal Pioneers in Nigeria” He has spoken in a number of conferences regarding reverse mission and Black Majority Churches (BMCs) and has also contributed to academic journals and Christian magazines on the subject of Black Majority Churches (BMC) in Britain. He is currently co-opted as a member of the Baptist Union Council. Israel is also one of the Directors of Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World an initiative design to train and equip pastors and missionaries from the South. He is a member of the Global Connections council. When he is not preaching or writing he is playing with Lego! He is happily married to Lucy who works as an administrator and research co-ordinator for the Evangelical Alliance. She is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), earning a BA in Social Anthropology and International Development. Lucy loves baking and watching movies!
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