What would be your reaction if you realise that your pastor raped and impregnated your daughter?
My name is Mercy and I have a story to tell, hoping fellow readers will help me out. I am a 42-year-old single mother. I have three children, with my first daughter who is 19, pregnant after she was raped by our pastor.
After my husband left me some years ago, I decided to move on with my life and do my best to give my children a good life because their father abandoned them for me to take care of.
I dedicated myself to doing God's work and made sure my children followed in the same path. When we moved to another location, I joined a church and just like before, we quickly became so dedicated that we were seen as the model family. The pastor praised me and children every time he is on the pulpit.
My children became so close to his family that they often spent weekends there. One thing I should state is that the pastor who has been married for over 20 years, is yet to have a child of his own, so he dotted on my children and took them as theirs.
But little did I know that he was grooming my daughter for something else until I noticed a sudden change in her. She became lazy, sluggish and slept at odd times. I needed no soothsayer to tell me that my daughter was pregnant but I still took her to the hospital for a test and it was revealed that she was already four months gone.
She initially refused to say who was responsible but after a lot of persuasion and threats, she opened up that our pastor had raped her about three times and warned her never to tell anyone or he would command invoke death on her.
I am at a loss at the moment and do not know how to handle the issue which will become a serious scandal if it blows out.
Can someone help me out there?
Dear readers, on Morning Teaser today, we ask what you would do if you find yourself in Mercy's shoes.