With her many, varied experiences, author, wife and mother, Ngozi Ohoka brings a blaze of colour to the culturally diverse congregation of Blanchardstown Methodist Church. In our December magazine she tells Gillian McDade of the journey that took her from her native Nigeria to a new home in County Dublin. She speaks too of the motivation behind her first book Dearest Son. ‘I woke up one morning and looked out of the window and thought that I should write something for my children. I wanted this to be a gift with words of advice on growing up and marriage. It’s very special to me,’ she says.
From a staunchly Methodist family, Ngozi’s faith has always been an important part of her life and she is in her element teaching Sunday School in the recently formed Blanchardstown congregation. ‘The church here is a real family church. People are friendly and supportive and it has such a welcoming atmosphere… The congregation is still growing, given that the area is a steadily expanding suburb and a place to which many people are relocating. It is hoped that many more Christians, new to Dublin 15, will help swell the numbers.’
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