Shola and Mommy Day

Posted: October 19, 2013 by Patrice Miles in Egbe Nigeria, Miles In Missions, Uncategorized

shola and me“Lord God, you know who will be helping us in Egbe when we arrive. You know her name, you know her face and you know her family. We pray for her right now that you would take care of her and her family and prepare her heart for our family. ” This was my prayer back in June, two months away from our departure to Nigeria. I get teary eyed now knowing I was praying for Shola the whole time.

Shola is amazing in so many ways. Her beauty is inside and out and we are so blessed to get to be a part of her life. She comes Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5pm, Saturdays 12-5pm and stays late many nights. When I first arrived I thought I could handle all this cooking and cleaning ko si whalla (no problem). Yeah right!! Without Shola I don’t know where we would be. She cleans, cooks, goes to market, loves on my children, brightens my day, feeds our Aja (dog), and helps me with cultural questions. She allows me the time to focus on educating my children, keeping up with our ministry and finding new ways to be a light for Gods kingdom in Egbe.sholacomputer

Shola and Mommy Day has recently started on Fridays since Courtney, the Oyinbos (missionaries) from HELP started teaching Cason and Jolie. This gives Shola and I time to talk and pray. I asked her what she wanted to learn and she said typing. So on Fridays we are learning typing and next she wants to move onto the printer/scanner.

When I moved to Egbe I never thought part of my ministry would be in my own home. I love this place, I love the Yoruba people and I love watching God work in our lives and the people around us. Please pray for the next person to join our family. We are seeking God about the need to hire a guard/driver/gardner/handyman/mechanic. We know God has the perfect man with all of these skills picked out. We are trusting him to lead us to this Godly man just like he led us to Shola.

  1. Colleen Jarnagin says:

    Sounds great Patrice. What a wonderful witness, Mom, mentor and wife you are. Thank you for allowing God to use you and your family. It is apparent you are in His will.

    Stay strong and courageous. God will provide all your needs in His timing. Be patient and enjoy the journey.

    Hugs, Colleen


  2. Jennifer Forman says:

    Know you are in our prayers. Give all there our love and thoughts. Tell Shola we are so proud of her. We look at all the pictures and missing Egbe.

  3. Jim poole says:

    This blesses my heart, Patrice! Many have gone to Egbe destined to love the Yoruba. I remember, again, a prayer request for God to reveal his purposes for you in Egbe! It is a joy to see that destiny and purpose now “aglow” this morning!

    Father God, you are to be praised! You are FIRST the creator of relationship! Now I ask in Jesus name that You protect and grow! And we ask that you guide as You initiate another!

  4. carriegage says:

    Praise the Lord! What a special story! God bless you guys! Love, The Gages

  5. james eicher says:

    praying. Happy Birt hday this week!!!!!!!Love, Grandpa and Grandma in Texas

  6. Esther Jaggers says:

    Patrice, I know you are following the Holy Spirit’s leading in this culture.
    You are loved and prayed for. Blessings, Esther Jaggers

  7. Linda says:

    Reminds me of a beautiful story of loyalty among women…….”But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.

    So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, “Can this be Naomi?”

    Thank you for sharing…. will pray for a “Jonathan” for your next encounter

  8. Mary Kolawole says:

    What an awesome work the Lord is using you to do over there! Praying for you and the ministry, may the Lord send you more helpers as you so desired.

  9. Aida Darnell says:

    It’s so wonderful to see the happiness in your face and the light of Christ shining in Shola’s face. What a beautiful thing to see every day. No wonder you are so happy. God bless you all. (By the way, you already have a handyman/mechanic/gardner, etc. He lives with you in the same room!!)

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