Though I often live in darkness with no electricity, Jesus is my light. Though I may not have a fancy building or riches, Jesus dwells in my temple daily.
I was born in Nigeria, but my parents both passed when I was young and I never received a proper education. I ended up spending much of my childhood sleeping on the streets, waiting for food, hope, and love.
During my teen years, I was involved in a severe accident, where the bus I was traveling in rolled over six times. The details are blurry, but I remember a young girl placing a handkerchief over my head and praying for me. This is just one of the near-death experiences of my life, and I continued to try and find hope in the world, doing odd jobs and making some money.
On Sunday, March 16, 2010, I decided to go to church. That day, it was like the sermon was made just for me. Jesus came into my heart that day, and following that, I was given many vivid dreams, one in which Jesus told me to be the first one among those I knew to enter the church. Surprisingly, when I started doing that, the church appointed me as one of the ushers and my life changed forever. I was now in charge of leading people into the house of the Lord, both figuratively and literally.
I was still homeless, but Jesus continued to send me dreams and hope. These dreams led me to begin preaching to many communities in Nigeria, which is full of much hardship, desperation, and poverty. I often have little food to eat, but I never lose hope. Jesus Christ is the helper of the helpless.
There have been times where I have been tempted by the devil to give up my preaching lifestyle for riches and comfort, but I will never do that.
Since many from America will be reading this, Jesus has sent me a message that Americans need to return to God before it is too late. Though you may not see me preaching on TV wearing a nice suit, remember that there are ordinary men out there like me, giving everything they can to God on a daily basis. Remember that no matter how little we have, God will never leave us or forsake us. He is always our light in the darkness.