Have you faced any hardships because of your faith?
Yeah. In college, when I got born again, when I gave my life to Christ, we had people that could
make light of our faith. And what was challenging for me was that I came to this college an
unbeliever, and then I found Jesus Christ there. So different people could mock me to say,
“You’re not serious,” and, “This is not going to help you,” and all that. And that was really quite
Even in the community where I come from—it’s a community where not much believes in the
faith I believe in, that salvation is only in Jesus Christ. And so you find people that mock there
and even speak to your parents, saying, “What is your son doing?” […]
The background of the village I come from [is] there are so many witch doctors. I recall at one
point there was a witch doctor that used to come into our village, in our household to help, for
spiritual healing. And then when I came to the Lord, I realized that was wrong. So I went back
and confronted him. That was very scary because he said that I was not going to live for the next
month. I trusted in the Lord for my life, and surely I lived. But whatever happened, he didn’t live
for the next year.
What was it like to confront him?
When I discovered that that was not spiritual, and it was misaligned with God’s Word, I went to
the village and went to meet him because he used to call me his son, because he was helping my
family. He claimed at one point he helped my mother when I was just about to be born. So he
used that to claim, “This was my son.”
People used to respect him a lot in that part of my village. So I knew that I am not his son. The
only biological father that I have is my father and then my spiritual father, which is my God
So I went to tell him that this has to be corrected, [saying] “I am not your son, this is not correct,
and you need to believe in Jesus Christ because what you are doing is not aligned with God’s
Word.” So I had to confront that because it was not giving me peace.
How did he receive your words?
He was not very happy. He was actually one, very mad, and two, became very scary to me
because he challenged and threatened, “You are not going to live for the next thirty days.” He
said, “I know what to do and how to do it. I can just press the switch, and you’re gone.”
I had a choice to change my word. When I went to tell my relations in the village, they were all
scared that what I did was wrong. But I told them that what I had done was right, that I believed
in Jesus Christ, and I was sure that I was going to live. So I told them, “Let’s wait and see.” If
what I believed in was not correct, maybe he would have switched off the light. If what I
believed in was correct, you never know, he might be switching his own light. And sure enough,
a little after that he passed away.
So that also helped my very close family relations to say, “Oh, perhaps this is true.” And true to
that, quite a few of my family relations actually came to believe in the Lord that I believe in,
although I confess that I didn’t know much at the time. In fact, that’s why I came to CAPA:
Because it’s just the zeal and the understanding, just believing that Jesus Christ was my life.
That’s all I had at that time. I thank God because the word that I knew was that Jesus Christ has
saved me and delivered me from the power of darkness. How? Why? I had no answers. Now I
realize that it was God the Holy Spirit that was controlling what I was doing.