Searching for True Love; 5

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Searching for True Love; 5

Amanda’s House:

( Amanda and her mum.)

Amanda:

Mum, I invited the pastor that you saw a few days ago, to come and pray in my office.

Amanda’s Mum:

You mean to say, you still believe that a young man of that age can be a pastor? Why do I have this strange feeling that something doesn’t seem right.

Amanda:

Mama, nothing has ever seem right to you. I just said I should let you know.

Amanda’s Mum:

Well it’s your choice and your life.

****

Amanda’s Car:

( Amanda and Lillian.)

Lillian:

Amanda where are you taking me too? You called me to meet you at home and then you said I should hop in with you.

Amanda:

(Smiling)

I am taking us Out.

Lillian:

Stop playing, Amanda you?

Amanda:

I am serious, ever since pastor Chidi prayed for me, I have this inner peace with my soul. So since I am at peace with myself, I decided to take myself outing, but I don’t like been alone, so that was why I drag you with me. Are you now satisfied Lillian.

Lillian:

Very, abeg drive fast, I don’t waste time in this kind of things.

 (They both laughed)

****

Alongside the Roadside;

( Amanda was seen driving home from work when she saw Pastor Chidi and two people who were holding their hands while he prayed for them. They left afterwards.)

Amanda:

(Parking and came down from her car, she walk up to meet him.)

Pastor, why are you under the sun and not in your church?

Pastor Chidi:

Sister Amanda, matthew 8 vs 20 says, Jesus told the teacher of the law. Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head, in this case, I am yet to have a church. So anywhere the spirits of the the Lord leads me too, I follow. He brought me here to pray for people, and that is what I am doing.

Amanda:

Okay pastor, let me leave you to your work. I will be on my way now.

Pastor Chidi:

Sister Amanda, I want to discuss something important to you which the Lord revealed to me, but that will be tomorrow.

Amanda:

By what time pastor?

Pastor Chidi:

Just text me when you are home and less chanced. I will come.

Amanda:

Thank you so much pastor.

Pastor Chidi:

May the spirit of the Lord be with you always.

Amanda:

Amen Pastor.

(Amanda left his presence and entered her car and drove off)

****

Amanda’s House;

( Amanda and Pastor Chidi.)

Pastor Chidi:

Remember when I came to your office I told you that I was doing fry fasting.

Amanda:

(Nodding her head)

Yes pastor, I remember.

Pastor Chidi:

My prayers and fasting that day was for God to reveal my wife. And he did.

Amanda:

Oh, so who can that be?

Pastor Chidi:

The Lord revealed my wife to be as you sister Amanda. That is why I came to tell you.

Amanda:

(Shocked and then happy)

So are you saying the Lord said I am your wife?

Pastor Chidi:

Yes, he showed me and I want you to pray that, no demons or evil spirit can chase away your blessings. Sister Amanda, are you ready to become my wife as the Lord as said.

Amanda:

(Thinking of her previous relationships)

Yes, let the will of God be done.

Pastor Chidi:

May God be praised.

****

Amanda’s Office:

( Amanda and Lillian.)

Lillian:

You don’t mean it, pastor Chidi wants to marry you. I am happy for you ooo.

Amanda:

I was very surprised that he would go for someone like me, this God we are serving is a true living God. He knows what I had been through and he sent down this pastor to clean my tears away. And all thanks to you Lillian.

Lillian:

You would do th same to me if I was in your shoe, but, this should be celebrated.

Amanda:

I am planning on doing that once he put a ring on my finger.

Lillian:

I trust you na.

 *****

Amanda’s House:

( Amanda and Pastor Chidi had just finished eating.)

Pastor Chidi:

Thank you for your food.

Amanda:

(smiling)

You’re welcome, hope you like the food.

Pastor Chidi:

Yes I do, you’re a good cook. Where is your mother?

Amanda:

She went out.

Pastor Chidi:

Okay.

(His phone started ringing and he picked it up)

Yes Obi, have they finally agreed to give us the loan we have been begging them for almost one month? (Pauses to listen) so it was rejected again? (Pauses to listen) the Lord is in control, he will make a way where there seems to be no way. God will surely surprise us, take care. 

(Ended the call)

Amanda:

Who was that?

Pastor Chidi:

Obi, he normally follows me to evangelism, but recently I have been thinking of collecting a loan to build the house of God where people will worship. But where we had apply for loan wasn’t granted.

Amanda:

Okay, so how much are we talking here, I mean how much are you budgeting?

Pastor Chidi:

More than 10 million, because I want to buy a church buses that we can use to go out for evangelism and camps.

Amanda:

Can twenty million naira reach every expenses?

Pastor Chidi:

Yes it can reach but that will be too much and besides who wants to even give me the twenty million.

Amanda:

(Smiled)

You’re my husband to be, my destined husband. We now share the same thoughts, whatever your problem is automatically becomes mine and vice versa. So I will give you the twenty million naira to build the house of God.

Pastor Chidi:

(Shocked)

Are you serious?

Amanda:

Yes I am serious.

Pastor Chidi:

I said Good will make a way where there is no way.

(Stands up and praise God)

Amanda:

So tomorrow, come down to my office to collect the cheque.

(Pastor Chidi still praising God)

*****

Amanda’s Office:

( Amanda and Pastor Chidi.)

Amanda:

(Writing down the cheque and giving it to him)

Here is the cheque, that’s twenty million naira.

Pastor Chidi:

(Collecting the cheque)

Thank you Amanda, may the good Lord I serve multiply your money.

Amanda:

Amen. Go and cash out the money so that you can begin to buy the building materials.

Pastor Chidi:

I am still shocked, God bless you, as you said, let me go and cash out the cheque.

(Pastor Chidi stands up and left the office)

****

Amanda’s Car:

( Amanda was seen driving when her phone rang.)

Amanda:

(Caller was Pastor Chidi)

Hello dear.

Pastor Chidi:

Hi, I just called to tell you that I have brought the building materials to build the church.

Amanda:

That’s good, so where did you brought the land?

Pastor Chidi:

I will send the address to you.

Amanda:

Okay, I will be waiting.

Pastor Chidi:

God bless you.

Amanda:

Amen.

*****

Lillian house;

( Lillian and Pastor Chidi was seen sitting down.)

Lillian:

Where is my own money?

Pastor Chidi:

I just sent you the money, you will soon receive the alert.

Lillian:

(A message came to her phone)

Gotten it, you did a very nice Job.

Pastor Chidi:

Its business.

Lillian:

You know what to do, get out of town and do not come back again because if you get caught, I will deny you. if I have a job for you I will let you know.

Pastor Chidi:

Yes, I know how this business runs.

(Getting up to his feet)

It was nice doing business with you.

Lillian:

Same, now get the hell out of my house.

(Going off shot)

To be a sharp girl e no easy ooooo, see the way I just dey get money.

*****

Amanda’s Office:

( Lillian and Amanda.)

Lillian:

I don’t get what you said over the phone that is why I came here.

Amanda:

Lillian, I am finished, Pastor Chidi, his number is not going through since two days now.

Lillian:

(Shocked)

Which of the pastor are you talking about? Is it the pastor Chidi I know or another one?

Amanda:

Who else am I talking about again if not him.

Lillian:

What did you do to him, what really happened?

Amanda:

I don’t know what happened oooo, I gave him money to build the house of God as he said, he called me two days ago on my way home and we talked. I asked him to send me the address of the new land he brought, Lillian, that was all ooo, till now, his number isn’t going.

Lillian:

Impossible, not the pastor I know

(Bringing out her phone, she used it to dial Pastor Chidi numbers)

This look real ooo, his number isn’t going.

Amanda:

I used different numbers to call his line but was still switched off.

Lillian:

Oh my God, not again, why him?

Amanda:

Do you know where he lives?

Lillian:

No, I don’t, he normally move from street to street, that was how he met me and my boyfriend, we don’t know where he lives.

Amanda:

I am almost given up already, this is just two days, maybe his line right go tomorrow.

Lillian:

Amen oooo.

*****

Amanda’s Office:

( Amanda and Gift, Amanda doesn’t look too much brightly.)

Gift:

Why is your face like that?

Amanda:

It has happened once again.

Gift:

What has happened?

Amanda:

That person who I told you about, do you still remember

Gift:

Yes I remember.

Amanda:

He ran away with my money. He is just like the others, I thought he was different but I thought wrong.

Gift:

Didn’t I warned you, but no Gift won’t close your mouth. I have told you times without number to stop these and focus more on your relationship with God. He will give you your own man when it is time.

Amanda:

I am tired.

Gift:

Don’t be my friend, the Lord will straighten you, it has happened and you can’t change back the hands of time. Just focus and pray to God.

Amanda:

I will try. Thanking you do coming.

Gift:

What are we friends for.

*****

Amanda’s House:

Amanda:

(Drinking alcohol. She started Soliloquy)

God what have I done to deserve all this harsh treatment from you. I am tired of being in a relationship, I don’t want to be single forever, please Lord wherever you know my man is, bring him home.

Amanda’s Mum:

(Quickly collection the alcohol from her daughter.)

You want to kill yourself because of a man, by the way, who is that man who had turned you into a crying baby?

Amanda:

Don’t worry mama, you won’t know him.

****

Alongside the Road:

(Amanda was seen driving home when suddenly she nearly hit a guy, Ebuka, selling newspaper who rushed to cross the road.)

Amanda:

(Quickly coming down from her car)

I am so sorry, I wasn’t looking.

Ebuka:

(Getting out from his shock state)

I should be the one begging you because I wasn’t really looking when I rushed out to cross the road.

Amanda:

Thank God that you are not hurt.

(Still looking at him)

I think I know you from somewhere.

Ebuka:

(Stared at Amanda)

Your face looks familiar to me, did you attend (mention the university name).

Amanda:

(Surprised)

Yes I did.

(Then it suddenly click in her head)

I remember you now, are you not Ebuka, you were our class persido.

Ebuka:

(Remembers her)

Amanda!

(They both embraces themselves briefly)

I am so happy to see you today.

Amanda:

Even me, what happened to you. Why are you selling newspaper?

Ebuka:

Amanda, after graduating from School, to see work na problem. Man must hustle, so I got no other choice than to enter this business.

Amanda:

(Feeling pity, opening the door of her car, she brought out her bag and gave Ebuka her business card)

Call me on any of those lines, I don’t like what I am seeing.

Ebuka:

(Collects excitedly)

Thank you Amanda, I will definitely give you a call.

Amanda:

(Entering her car)

Please do that, I will be expecting your call.

(She drove off)

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6 Responses

  1. Cynthia says:

    That serves her right 😝

  2. Augustine Uzochi Ufomba says:

    Thanks Oma i like this one

  3. Chidera says:

    Hmmmm did Lilian is heartless oh

  4. Hmmmm hope this one won’t be like others. Hope he is not arrangee. God give Amanda insight

  5. Ngozi says:

    Dis Amanda of a girl no ho ever get sense

  6. Ogbu Blessing says:

    This Lillian na wa o. Nemesis will catch up with her.

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