The Scars Form The Stars on The General’s Shoulders

This is my fourth child and third son. At the time of writing this (sometime in 2016), he was in final year in Europe. He is currently doing a Master’s. One of the areas I faced my greatest challenge in early stages of my life was in the family front. In this write-up I will […]

Hold On To Your Vision

The story I want to share about my journey is still on going. The picture above is the sunrise as seen from my wife’s bedroom door through the sitting room to our balcony upstairs. One distinguishing factor between the rich and the poor is where they live and the part of town where they reside. […]

The Future Starts Now

Speaking to Members of A Cooperative Society. Lessons of Life 1. Start planning for old age when you are young because the future starts now. I decided how I would live in old age while I was still in medical school. I decided that I would stop medical practice when I got to age 40. […]

In The Beginning It Was Not So

The pictures below were taken when I went to Owerri to address Businessmen and Pastors from several branches of Assemblies of God Church. On my way to Owerri, I passed by a hotel where my wife and I were accommodated about 16 years back when we went to preach in a church in Obinze, southeastern […]

The Prize In View

The picture above is the first cement block laid to build Petra Christian Academy. The pictures above were taken a few years later of the same space as the first picture. The pictures above show the Secondary School building at various stages of construction. The picture above shows a section of the secondary school which […]

Retaining the Saltiness in Life and Ministry

Text: Matthew 5:13-16 The pictures below show me receiving an award on the 26th of May, 2018, for my contribution towards human-capacity building in Urhoboland, presented from Urhobohood organisation. This is the 6th edition of the Urhobo Arts and Cultural Advancement Award ceremony. Later, the president of Urhobo Progress Union in Asia, resident in Malaysia, […]

Marriage: A Transaction in Values

This short video clip below is our new school project at Warri, Delta State.    You can see my wife with a white T-shirt, marching around, inspecting the project, like a soldier. We were driving back home after inspecting the project and I said that marriage is not necessarily sustained by love or emotionalism, but […]

Love Letters To My Future Wife–12/8/1982 [Part 1]

I have been keeping these letters for 36 years now. They are a series of letters I wrote to my wife-to-be when we were dating. She kept them for about 5 years before I took over their custody. I make efforts to keep documents very well. I was recently searching for receipts and documents for […]

A Duck In The Pond—Dr. Charles Apoki At 59

Social Insolubility—My Secret for Survival and Advancement 27th April, 2018, would be 59 years of my existence on earth. I remain eternally grateful to Jehovah for sparing my life. I’m the only surviving member of the household I grew up in as the last child. My parents died about 3 weeks apart, although they were […]

You Can’t Tap Into All Graces

Speaking on President Buhari’s decision to run for Second Term on DRTV, earlier this month.   Lessons. There is hardly a sudden flight to EXCELLENCE and greatness. You must first prepare yourself before God will prepare a platform for you. You must manufacture yourself before you market yourself. The presenter wondered how a medical doctor […]