he writer was repeating his mistakes. That worsened his vulnerabilty to the antics of his tricksters. Two, when compassion is at play, he should be prepared to accept any consequence after all, he was never expecting any reward. He should apply common sense. For instance, pay the workers as the work progressed based on the fraction covered. As a diasporian, people always take advntage of his long absence in our country to abscond with his advances. He should employ a representative, introduced and sureteed by a reputable Nigerian. Nigerians are not saints but he cheapened himself and should hence forth endeavour not to act his traditional way. He should separate compassion from the real tenets of entrepreneurship. He may frown at the last word but if results is prudently imperative, a pastor at some instance will be at no risk deploying the tactics of the entrepeneur......Dr F O (Nsukka)
I have followed your serialized feature since you started up to this 4th part, and I had had occasions that i share your stories with other people, forwarding the articles to them.
Now I am writing to you to remind you of the ways Americans trivialized or underplay things with the phrase "you ai'nt seen nothing". This becomes necessary so as to prepare your mind for a bigger shocker that might surface in the course of time.
I quite agree that the last three stories sound incredible, crazy as well as they are funny; yet they will not be as shocking as what you will get when you deal with fellow Christians and they play their fast number on you. I observe that most of these people that work for you are not Christians or may be Libra Christians so to say. Wait until our christian brothers and sisters come up in their real color. Don't think I sound pessimistic. Even right withing the christian fold there is hardly anyone you can trust. Sorry to mention this that I am not judging anybody, but the story that is milling round in recent days about a popular pastor's sex escapades can be a starting point for you and me. If we dismiss that on the excuse of hearing from one side and not haven heard from the second side then we missed the point. The societal decay as gone viral in Nigeria, and churches and ministers of God have been enveloped. The question our lord Jesus Christ asked "but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its preservative quality), how can its saltness be restored" comes to mind.
You sound not prepared for all these, but suppose that is why the Lord called you for the house cleaning. You will need to intensify prayer efforts. I think that is the starting point of your ministry. Present these laborers to the father for sanctification as Jesus did.
I am also praying with you sir.
To be continued