I’ll always remember the date that I had my first encounter with Jesus, on 19th September 2018. On that day, a friend told me he had the same dream that I had in 2015. He said something profound: ‘God has a purpose for your life and He wants you to live righteously’. I began to see and feel this calling from God in me but I didn’t fully know what it meant. Andrew called for me in a night service and started saying the same thing about my dreams and strange encounters. He said I need to repent totally and surrender all to God through Jesus Christ. I was confused but I was curious. So, I had a lot of prayer sessions to see if I could learn more about Jesus.
God spoke to me and told me I would be an evangelist. One day I came home from church and I cried to God and I asked him ‘Why me?’. I didn’t feel capable. I received the answer in a dream: He wants to change my life for His glory and His honour. ‘People will know that with God all things are possible. Many will look at what God is about to do with you and denounce their old ways’. I felt a strong sense of urgency. I woke up and uttered 5 words: ‘Let your will be done’. Since then I have been nurturing my gift in receiving and relaying prophetic words through dreams.
In November 2018, I sought the help from ministry Mount Olive at Nkawkaw to spend some time in prayer. There, I had an encounter with Jesus in yet another dream. I saw myself living the gay life on the mountain and the church elders found me. They said that what I brought to the mountain is forbidden in the presence of God and to confess my sins to receive forgiveness. But, when I tried confessing, my words wouldn’t leave my mouth. That was until the holy spirit came from behind me and said, ‘Speak my son and your sins will be forgiven’. After he said that, I was able to speak out and confess my sins and I felt so relieved. When I woke up, I felt an overwhelming sense of freedom.
My encounters with God have inspired me to travel and share the gospel with people, with youth, in churches and on the radio. I’ve also explored dating women as my heart is in a healthier place and I can let go of the past. I am so grateful to have support from my own family as well as X-Out-Loud.