“We couldn’t imagine how just trying to discipline our kids and teach them the right way could turn out like this!” the couple exclaimed. They thought that perhaps the separation would last for two or three weeks. Little did they know that they were in for a long and nasty battle with the law. Social services, children’s services, barristers, police men and counselors were all involved and all seemed bent on Mike and his wife never seeing their boys again. They were taken into care and another family began feeding, funding and taking them on holidays.
Mike was an avid viewer of Emmanuel TV and had a calm and resolute confidence that against all odds, his children would be returned. He kept praying with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV. While the case was still very hot in court, Mike had the opportunity to visit The SCOAN. He never expected more than dropping his prayer request at the altar, so it was a pleasant surprise when Mike was ushered to meet T.B. Joshua himself. Unable to speak and explain his case, beyond showing a photo of his family, Mike was a little worried. But the man of God prayed for him and gave him the Morning Water, instructing him to minister it on his children.
On getting back to the UK, that night Mike had a dream where he saw T.B. Joshua in the court room, asking him to show him the judge. He did so, and the man of God told Mike to physically remove the judge. The next day, the news was that the court case had been postponed and the judge had been removed. That marked the beginning of the breakthrough.
Although Mike had limited access to his children, he used every proper means to minister the Morning Water on clothes and food which he sent to them. Each time they went to court, he ministered the Morning Water. Opposition continued and even his own barrister told him to just accept the inevitable outcome of the case. So many odds seemed against them but Mike knew in his heart that the case was settled. “Today will be our last day in court” Mike told his wife. “There will be war and confusion”. Mrs Ani laughed at her husband, not really sharing his faith and his belief in the Morning Water. “I just thought he was being funny”, Mrs Ani confessed. That day, to the amazement of Mrs Ani and all else in court, Mike’s prophecy came to pass. The prosecutors were confused and asked the wrong questions. The judge ended up declaring that the case was ended and that the children be promptly returned to their parents after two long years.
Mike’s barrister wrote an acknowledgement letter to him, “You told me that the truth would prevail and it did – congratulations!” Now, the four boys are back and the family are living in Christ and will continue happily ever after, to the glory of God.
Mike advised on the importance of watching Emmanuel TV in faith, noting that even if there were 3000 flights to The SCOAN daily, that would not be enough to accommodate the testifiers. Mrs Ani gave glory to God for their family reconciliation and testified that her attitude towards faith tools such as the Morning Water has drastically changed. “God can use any medium to express Himself”, she surmised.