How did you first come to know the Lord?
Actually, my background. … My parents—my mother only was a church-goer. My father was a
drunkard. My grandpa was a witch doctor. So my background was so, so sour, and I don’t even
know how things in this spiritual life went by. And myself, I was totally boozer, was so ever
since I was there. I was ready to break.
But ah, one of the days when I was coming from drinking joints, I heard some people singing,
chatting, or waiting, so I say, I said, “Ah! What’s going on there! Let me just have a look at it.”
So when I check out the place, immediately I saw a young man—gentleman—in a very good
suit, who goes to a front seat and started preaching the Word. So he preached, and I was pierced!
I was totally confronted, so I said, “Oh! Is this—is this leader what God does?”
So I was convinced and I was actually—I don’t know how I can say, but I was totally, eh,
touched with the Word of God. So, upon coming my home I said, “No, I have to do something
else.” So, in my pockets and in my bed, I used to keep some cigarettes. I said ,“No! I can’t do
anything else. I have to [bring] them out. I need to tear them. From today, I’m now a born-again
So, the following day I started looking for some people […] who can assist me in this spiritual
things. So immediately I found a friend of mine. So he sent me to a certain man of God, and he
started teaching me little by bit, bit by bit, and I say, “No! This is so great! I have to do
something. My friends are there in the world, are sinning! What can I do?” So I say, “No God,
here I am! Use me. If you can use anything in this world, use me!”
So God started using me bit by bit, until this time around, I said, “No! I have to reach people.
There are some people who are knowledgeable enough than myself. There are doctors out there,
there are […] those people who are extra education, but they’ve not yet know Jesus Christ. So I
said, “How can I go and reach them?” I have to know better the Word of God, because they are
on the better position even to confront me, even my, the message that I’m believing. So how can
I know better about preaching the Word, expositing the Word of God?
So as I was looking, a looking, I went to somewhere to look for some special education. [… But]
I could not afford. So I say, “What I’m going to do now?” But immediately, when I was learning
ups and down, I come into contact with a friend of mine—[…] he’s in the year one of [Master of
Divinity]. [He] say, “No, look. We have CAPA here; they’ve got best teachers and actually
sometimes they offer good stuff. And there is such kind of sponsorship—so if you can try them, I
think you have, you not go back the same. You are going to be equipped.”
So I said, “Oh.” So I came in person […] I ask the teachers, and I said—they say, “No, yes, here,
ah! You have to—you have to apply. If we approve you, then are going to ask you come here.”
And I said, “No look now.” So I started praying, “God, yeah yeah, I’m—I want to use me, use
me as you can use anything.” So when I prayed, that’s why—that’s when I received a note later,
that you are—know we have picked you, so you can come and join us. Yes. God’s yes.