Isaac Ukpoju, an Editor with the News Agency of Nigeria, Lafia, Nasarawa State office, has expressed gratitude to God for blessing him with a daughter after more than 14 years of marriage and dedicated her to the altar of God.
Ukpoju dedicated the child, Blessing Isaac, on Sunday at Dunamis, Koroduma Centre, Karu Local Government Area.
He appreciated God for answering his prayers 14 years after marriage.
He said: “I want to thank God for answering my prayer after 14 years of marriage.
“I will continue to worship God as long as I live, and I pray God to give me the resources and strength to bring her up in the way of the Lord.”
The NAN Editor also thanked his family members, colleagues and other well-wishers, who stood and prayed with him and his wife throughout the period.
Earlier, Elvis Mike-Oche, Pastor of the church, lauded the NAN Editor alongside others, who still remember to present their children to God after blessing them.
He said that many people hardly remember to thank God for answering their prayers and only remember Him again when they are facing another challenge in life.
The pastor called on parents to ensure the proper upbringing of their children in a Godly way.
Mike-Oche added that children are a special gift from God, hence the need for parents to take adequate care of them.
The pastor, who preached from Psalm 127:3-5, said: “Children are the heritage of the Lord and happy is the man that had a quiver full of them.”
He, therefore, congratulated them and wished the child well in life.
NAN reports that Ukpoju married his wife, Juliana Ukpoju, in 2008.