I AM MC ONETOUCH, THIS IS MY SALVATION STORY Introduction My names are Timothy Ogheneochuko Idodo aka MC ONETOUCH. I hail from Delta State, Nigeria, a native of Uhrobo.
I'm the third son from a family of Six (three boys, three girls). I anchor events, a standup comedian, an OAP, Online blogger and a computer graphics artist.
My family background, educational background, etc Like I said, I'm the third of six children, my Dad is from Jesse town in Delta State and I lost my Mom in 1999. I was born and raised in Lagos and schooled in Lagos.
I have a Diploma in computer graphics, engineering, networking and maintenance. My childhood Growing up was funny, I grew up amongst my brothers and sisters, we were just too much to play with ourselves.
I loved the outdoors and wanted to be a lawyer because my mom said I talked a lot. I also loved and still love cartoons and any film with comics.
As a teenager, I played basketball which still remains my favourite sport even though I don't play it as much as I used to. I loved goal keeping for my friends as well since I don’t know how to kick the ball.
Asides all of that, I really wanted to sing but my voice won't allow me into the choir. One of my greatest achievement as a kid was learning how to ride a bike on my own and because I didn't like to be beaten, I always humbled myself and did what was right and expected of me.
Growing up, I had always admired standing in front of a large crowd to talk, I'm always involved in church presentations, from acting to memory verse recitations, to dancing and giving small sermons but definitely not singing, they wouldn't let me do that, our choir coordinator would say my voice had no key. .
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My salvation story how it all started My Salvation story started four years ago, although I had always gone to church with my mom and was actively involved in church activities, I didn't really understand the purpose of it all, it was just like a normal ritual to me. When my mom died in 1999, I stopped the church we attended to join another one because I played the drum set for the new church I was attending at the time.
I eventually stopped worshipping there as well to join yet another church, and as a matter of fact, I attended about 9 different churches through my teenage days. As a teenager, I was so eager to know my purpose in Christ and how to please God and because I wasn't satisfied in my spirit despite all the effort made, at a point, I wasn't sure I wanted to continue on my quest, so I stopped going to church for about 3 years and yet, there was nothing changed.
However, I paid dearly for that irrational decision I took, as my absence from the church led me to so many things I never thought I would ever do. I picked up smoking in addition to the drinking I was already used to and I didn't just smoke the cigarette, I also smoked weed (marijuana).
At this point of my life, I forgot all about God. I missed three December 31st cross over services all because I was too drunk to attend, I would wake up to get the Happy New Year wishes from people the next morning.
The habit grew and now somewhat uncontrollable, I drank and smoked at anytime and anywhere, without fear and respect for anymore. I could smoke the weed that usually should take 3 years in one day! I was not really a womanizer so I started rolling out with only weed smokers, spend all day in any uncompleted building smoking and drinking without thinking of what to eat.
Whenever I get hold of cash, the first thing that comes to mind is to buy cigarettes, weed and booze (Alcohol). Smoking kept me away from people and also held me down from going out, whenever I wanted to go out to smoke and drink, I would get discouraged because I know some people would be so quick to judge me, so I won't go anywhere, instead, I would just sit back and keep smoking indoors.
At this time, I didn't see anything wrong with it, it was fun. Unfortunately, I totally forgot about my talents and skills, I forgot about God, Church and everything.
It was hard for me to stop! It was hard for me to read straight!! All my friends were smokers, so we only encouraged ourselves to keep smoking and drinking, no positive advice. After getting high, we feel the problems for the moment is gone, but afterwards, the problems are still there.
My talents died, my skills were fading off, with my creativity swiftly taking a dive into the ocean. All my thoughts were just to smoke.
At a point, I was looking so dried up, both physically and spiritually. My body developed Ulcer all because I was smoking too much without eating and even with the ulcer, I still smoked.
The smoking habit totally shut the doors to all the events I normally do and became so broke due to that. One day, I thought to myself 'why would I be hiding to smoke if it was right'? That thought really got to me and for some days, I became conscious of myself and my ways.
But that didn't really stop the habit. I only reduced the intake of weed and cigarette.
On a Sunday morning in 2013, I decided to go to Church and I went to Christ Embassy at my locality. During the sermon, the Pastor (Pastor Emenike Kalu) was saying things I wanted to hear, things I have been searching for, I felt more comfortable, then He played a tape of Pastor Chris and it was WOW!! After the service, the Pastor spoke to me and right there, I knew I was saved.
Everything about me took shape from then on. I was cured of Ulcer from a Live Broadcast Service of Pastor Chris.
Then I knew I was on the right path because I was now associating with people that are positive in their ways and thinking, people that cherish the word of God and are so driven by it. Everything became new.
My journey thus far Through my church, my talents were magnified, I held my first ever stand up comedy/soul winning event tagged 'Laff on Sunday' with two editions already a success in 2015 and 2016 respectively as it’s a yearly event. I always share my ideas and thoughts with my Pastor and that brought about the birth of my online blog which is currently the number one Pidgin News Blog in Nigeria called 'Ogbongeyarn' ( www.
com ). With all these brewing and also knowing more about my stands and advantages with God, I could see even clearer, I now know that I have the power to call things to be and the power to shape my world, the more I fellowship, the more my eyes and heart are opened up.
Now, I have my own Program on the radio called 'Ogbongeyarn on the radio with mc ONETOUCH'. All these couldn't have happened if I didn't serve God if I didn't go to church if I was not saved.
The moment I was, my eyes were opened. I see differently, I only speak positive words, I know who I am, my standing with God and how to really worship, praise and communicate with God.
Salvation made me whole and has automatically shaped my life. By the way, all these sound sweet and easy you must think, but trust me when I say it was challenging, I can't count the number of times something came up and tried to keep me away from going to church.
Moreover, the more I went to church, the more I had issues that would prompt me to say negative things or doubt my faith. I thought to be a born Christian, that was all to it.
I thought everything would just be fine but it wasn’t as anticipated and that made me struggle a little bit. However, as time passed, I realized it was just a test of faith to confirm my standing with God and affirm my beliefs.
Soul winning is something I so much admire and I thank God that always gives me ideas to handle that aspect with my skills and talents. I desire that everyone would actually see and know the benefits they have in God.
I want them to also get saved and feel the true blessings of God. With my talents, I hold shows and events to gather people together, make them enjoy themselves with comedy, music and dance performances, then we talk about God, play a Message video from Pastor Chris and eventually make the altar call for people to give their lives to God and so far, it’s been a success.
I make people realize that my talents actually gained shape when I started attending church and working for God, so it would do anyone a huge favour to follow me as they can testify to what God has done in my life. My parting words or words of encouragement for those who are currently undergoing what l went through before l gave my life to Jesus Christ; For those that believe in themselves and know what they want out of life but finding it difficult despite the much church services they attend, and that has mounted some kind of pressure on them because they think their prayers are not yielding the kind of positive results they desire, please sow a Seed in church concerning that situation.
Whatever change you desire about yourself and you're finding difficult to achieve, why not sow a Seed and no matter how much or little it is you're sowing, please make sure you mention the situation to that Seed. After Sowing, just always give praises to God for prayers answered.
That's one secret that took me long to discover but once I did, I always knew what to do. I recommend that you do the same henceforth and I assure you that your lives would never be the same.
I want you to know that there's no challenge you cannot overcome, just stay positive and keep praying, you're only loading your cloud and soon the rain will pour down on you. Challenges are part of the life of a Christian, they sharpen us.
Besides, without these challenges, there won't be a testimony. So whenever you seem to have an issue, don't look at the issue, look at the testimony.
With that said, it is a pleasure to share my Salvation Story. thanks for the opportunity given to me and I hope it inspires someone too.
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