Everytime I went to church that wasn’t
catholic, I felt guilty. I was raised in a catholic
home, but going for Mass here wasn’t
something I wanted to do. So I had an
agreement with God, I go to winners chapel like
most students around here, then go for Mass
when I am in Chief Dike’s house. Abayomi and
Toun came to my house to pick me up.
Abayomi was the only person in the crew that
didn’t hold a position in church. While Toun and
I were Ushers, Timi was the drummer. But he
came to church early because of Toun.
As usual, the songs and praise and choir
ministration took place, with Timi’s drumming
one of my favorite parts. Annie was in church
too, looking all pretty and hot with white blouse
and a blue skirt. I ushered her in with some of
her friends. When the Pastor started preaching,
I removed my eyes from Timi.
Pastor: members of my church, I am glad we
are gathered today on another Sunday that has
been provided by God. Many people that saw
last Sunday didn’t see this one. If you are glad
that you saw this Sunday, shout hallelujah!
The congregation shouted Halleluyah..some
even stood up to wave their hands to God.
Pastor: today we are talking about Miracles that
break protocol…somebody say ‘MIRACLE’
As the congregation replied again, the pastor
continued , but he stammered after a while,
staring at the door..as an usher, I looked at the
door too. I saw them
I didn’t know the first guy that entered the
church nor the third to the fifth, but when
Uche’s tall frame followed his colleagues in the
straight file I knew who they were. They didn’t
smile, infact they looked angry as they sat on a
pew that I could have sworn was occupied but
now seemed empty enough to accommodate
them. I didn’t see Jafar, I concluded he was a
muslim, ofcuz the name should have told me.
Then he entered.
Dressed in a green buba and sokoto, he walked
gently, like the entire church was there
because of him. He looked very good on the
native with his gold chain glittering. It was like
the entire church’s attention was on him,
because the Pastor had to call back their
Pastor: now if you open your bible to the book
Jafar sat inbetween the guys that came before
him, they seemed to be sharing a joke among
themselves because they were giggling
inaudibly. Jafar just smiled.
Toun sent me a text message
Toun = isnt that Jafar
I replied her text
Me = yes o, him and his friends.
Toun: he doesn’t look like someone that should
be in church.
I looked at her and we both smiled from the
different rows we were managing.
Me = church is for everybody jor
Toun = I don’t know if its because he saved us,
but I think I am crushing on him
Me: Na so dem dey crush, let Abayomi catch
She looked at me and laughed again.
I don’t know why, but I felt uneasy with Toun
saying she had a crush on him…even if she was