The Aso Villa Chapel was full of emotions, last Sunday, as Nigeria’s First Lady Mrs. Patience Dame Jonathan who was grateful and full of praises to God bade a touching farewell to the congregation and gave miraculous testimonies of how God saved her life.
She said she went through many surgeries and was prepared to go for a major one but that the operation was called off because the illness amazingly disappeared beyond the doctors’ comprehension.
According to her people had prophesied that either her or her husband would not leave Aso Rock alive.
She said she never thought of being a First Lady or a deputy governor’s wife because her husband was not a politician, but God made it possible for them.
Below is her full testimony.
“I really thank God for keeping me alive. He is a miraculous God. God is so wonderful in my life because people prophesied that one of us will not go back. But God has made it possible; two of us are going home healthy.
“At the same time this year, when my husband was campaigning, that campaigning time was a trial for me. Satan came in again and those that know the former president and his wife, her corpse was carried out of this place. We thank God that I and my husband are going alive.
“Thank God today we are parting alive and not with death. Our doors are open. This campaign period, devil struck and came in again. In pains I was rushed to the hospital in January and the doctors told me, ‘mama you have to go for major operation now now’. The campaign was still going on and I wondered how we were going to explain to Nigerians.
“You know even when you go for check-up, they will be writing ‘in newspapers, saying all sorts of things. I went in for the first major operation in January ending. And by God’s grace I went for the operation and came out and it was from that operation that I went to the campaign ground. And they told me ‘mama, there is another bigger operation that you have to go in for’.”
“This one will not be in this hospital. It is too small for this type of operation. You have to go to a bigger hospital and I said ‘ah aha’. I will go, I have faith in God. And that my God will see me through. He has brought me out for a purpose. I called my pastor to continue praying for me. They want me to be a sacrifice, but I will never be.
“Then, do you know I went to the bigger hospital. I booked for the operation and I was asked to go for the campaign. They gave me a new date. I had paid for everything, remaining just to enter the theatre and the thing occurred to the hospital to check me again.
“By then, my husband had lost the election. I have packed out of the Villa, we are about going. Behold! I went to four hospitals again and the thing vanished. My doctors were surprised, they didn’t think that could happen. Doctors say we can go.”
“I thank God for keeping me alive today. God is so wonderful. Just two years ago, I went through operations upon operations. Within one month, I passed through 12 operations; it is wonderful. To some people, they said she is dead but God resurrected me. God told me, ‘my daughter, go back, I will give you second chance, go and finish your work’.
“And today, if my husband lost this election, I believe God has made me finish the work.”
“I never thought in my life that I will be first lady. I never dream of being wife of a deputy governor because my husband was not a politician. But God made it possible and God lifted us up from deputy governor and here we are.”
“We should be grateful to God for what he has done. To me and my family, we praise God. To our followers, today it might not be too good but I want them to be grateful to God because you have followed us for a long time from deputy governor, governor, vice president, president.
“You know this position is not a life thing. There is no permanent thing; so, I want you to take it in good faith that it is the will of God and you should be praising God. God is really wonderful,” Patience Jonathan narrated.