Birthday Message From Mercy Johnson Okojie

A message from Mercy Johnson’s heart as she turns a year older today. Read below…

Today, I thought of many things I would love to have as birthday gifts and the many dreams I am still pursuing. In all of this I’m not losing sight of the fact that if not for God I might have ended up on the street like the many kids and young adults begging for food and some prostituting to make ends meet. If we know the circumstances that force some of these people on the street, we would spare a thought for them. I am where I am today purely by the grace of God and the grace of people who believed in me from the word go.

Recently, I was at the Boys Reform Home, Oregun, Lagos,and the discussion I had with the principal Mr. Kotun and, much later, with the Special Adviser in charge of all remand homes in Lagos set me thinking about the boys and girls on the street. They have dreams too. Can they fulfill those dreams on the street? The answer will likely be no; because I won’t be where I am today if I ended up on the street.

For this reason, Mercy Johnson Foundation will be doing a lot to get kids off the street. We are not asking people for money or donation, I will do all I can with the resources God has given me, and with the support of my husband to help get these kids off the street and set them on the path where they can begin to pursue their dreams. I want to plead with people, fans, friends and colleagues to spare a thought for the children on the street. We can begin by educating people around us, parents, the children and people in charge of children (Oga-house help relationship, teacher-student relationship, and others) on the need to treat every child like the future of Nigeria depends on it. And truth be told, our future will not be all that enjoyable if we let the scourge of ‘street-children’ fester. By then, the rich will begin to cry.  I learnt Lagos State Government has 11 homes where most children picked from the streets are kept, reformed and reunited with their families after counseling.

That is an initiative Mercy Johnson Foundation will be supporting and beyond that we will be going to different states to help spread the message-Get kids off the street, save the future. From tomorrow, I will begin to replay some of the lessons I learnt at the boys’ reform home and we all can contribute to getting the kids off the street.

I am grateful to everyone that has sent in a birthday message, tweet and gifts. Thank you and God bless you.
Mercy Johnson Okojie


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  2. Hi mercy may GOD protct u gve u lng life t live an ful ur purpose here on earth in JESUS name AMEN. Pls jst as ur message t d kid & childrens in lagos and in our grate country nigeria as a whole i am 1of dem i lst my mother at d age of 5yrs bt my father i lst him wen i ws stil in my mother’s womb, so pls as my role model 1ting i’m askng u t do for me i wnt u t use ur influence in nollywood t connect me there cos dis is my dream desire and i pray may ALMIGHTY GOD refresh u wit nw wisdom t take ur actng career t d higher evn t d hollywood in JESUS NAME AMEN as u’ll do dis 4 me GOD’ll alwys rmember u an reward for d goodseed u plnted in one poor boy here in lagos and i promise mama” i will make u proud in anywhere in dis world thanks and rmain bless.4rm PAULO ISAIAH.

  3. Happy Birthday Dear Mrs Okojie, I wish u God’s Luv and protection. May his grace be sufficient to u and family. U will never regret dis great deal u started in Jesus name, Amen!… U will grow frm Grass to Grace. The plans of d evil one’s will never come to pass upon u and ur family in Jesus name, Amen!.. Cheers!..

  4. mercy’s realy touching,as you go around looking,touching the lifes of many,especially lessprivillaged,may God almigthy touch you,touch your income source,may you make heaven,may Gods protection be upon you,above all may your price upon all these ones be fruitfull at the end GOD ALMIGHTY WILL BE GLORIFIED.MERCY REMAIN BLESSED AMEN¤