My village never had a church, and until I grew up, there was no church in our village. So in this vein, in the search for belonging, we attended the church in the next-door village.
We saw Christianity not in light of faith, but as a means of security, for there are illnesses, financial crises, family problems, and death. So, if one is not attached to a church, you are left alone when faced with these threats. So I changed my attitude to the church when family members and friends told me to truly belong and not to fake my belonging because of material things. I changed and attempted to take my church attendance very seriously, but it ended on a once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence.
I felt very comfortable in belonging to a religion for public respectability and not for knowing and obeying God. But this approach to God all changed. In all the fake Christian life I had been living, I was never harvested. I was just going to church, no Discovery Bible Study (DBS), and no Christian recreational standpoints to know Jesus without me asking myself if this dream was Jesus or myself – who is more important in my life for life’s opulence?
A group ministering to our village told me that Jesus was not a business organization, that Jesus was the true Author of man’s destiny. I was still not convinced until the SD audios came. The audio bears a witness in my own language as Jesus as our Lord and Savior. The audio gave me the opportunity to read my own language in the Bible. Through the church, I met Jesus in reality. I was baptized, and now I attend church regularly.
I am happy for a new life in Christ Jesus. I used to irritate my husband through quarrels, but today, my home is peaceful, and we are living happily as a family.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY.