i received the customary alter call for salvation in one of the Pentecostal churches which is said to have the largest number of congregation in Nigeria today. You had to be taken through what is called believer's class for some weeks before you are baptized.
i was excited about my baptismal certificate and i love going to church but deep down inside i felt empty. i didn’t know how to personally connect with the lord.
i longed very much to experience the gift of the spirit but i was distracted always by the the church doctrine of , don’t wear make- up, no weavons or braid your hair in a certain way or as a girl if you wore trousers it means you are a sinner. i was a tom boy by nature and 80% of my clothings were trousers.
i could wear anything i wanted at home but when it was time for church i could arrange myself so that my group leader in church would by happy but through -out such services , i would be very cold and disconnected. This was hypocrisy and i didn't worship God like i longed to.
The height of it was when I was tired of pleasing my group leader and went to church the way I really was, after exchanging some words and I said that was how I really was, she refused to answer my greetings the next day. I was broken in spirit.
Because I expected a lot better from her. My soul longed to know the Lord one a personal level but so much emphasis’ was on what I wear.
A friend of mine invited me in April 1999 to Christ Embassy Easter program at the redeemed Christian camp ground. The first thing i noticed was the freedom at which everyone worshiped God.
the atmosphere was electrifying as Pastor Chris sang in the holy ghost, oh, how beautiful it felt to hear that, and my whole body felt like I was I was floating. I closed my eyes and breathed in the Holy Spirit.
Then pastor said “speak in other tongues”, i had never spoken in tongues but my mouth opened by it and the tongues just kept flowing as tears rolled down by tears and joy flooded my entire being. i have just met Jesus.
This is when i knew i was truly born-again felt at home within me and spoke in tongues from the venue of the meeting till i got to Lagos and till i felt asleep later that night. Now I sing in tongues and i have made Christ embassy my church from that day.
Glory to God almighty and the name of Jesus be praised forever for this wonderful gift. God bless Pastor Chris.
Now I know who I am in Christ. .