From: Pastor Bright Jamiu, Nigeria

We just want to share this Testimony with you that was read before the congregation by a woman whom was saved because of your Bible Program.

As a young child I was very shy. When I entered my teenage years I had a hard time making friends and felt like I did not belong. During school days my thoughts turned to boys. I wanted to have a boyfriend like everyone else but I could not talk to them and felt like they wanted nothing to do with me. I became very lonely and fell into a deep depression. Often I would spend hours in my room starring at the ceiling or with my head buried in the pillows wondering to myself why I was ever born.

One night my feelings of loneliness and despair overcame me and I reached out to the one friend I did have at the time whom l had forced to take me as his girlfriend. He answered the phone and as I began to talk, he interrupted me and asked if he could call me back the next day because he was busy. After hanging up the phone I realized something. I could not depend on my family or boyfriend to get over my loneliness. I could not depend on them to be there for me every time I needed something or someone to talk to.

At that moment I decided to pick up a Bible that l had been given by this church one year ago which l had never open since l took it. l had wanted to keep myself busy and that moment l found it interesting to read this Bible which made me turned to God and prayed, " God I don't know what to do. I don't have the answers, I give up. I'm putting my life in your hands."

That was the day I gave my life to Jesus. I'd like to say that things turned around for me right away, but they didn't. In fact over this last one year God has patiently molded me into his child. Through many heartaches - marital problems, medical problems, miscarriage, death of loved ones - God has taken my stubbornness, my sadness, my anger, my lack of patience and my lack of faith and He has replaced it with love, peace, joy and happiness. Over the last one year in particular, I have faced many struggles. But in this one year I have faced them with Jesus. He takes the hurt and pain and tells me, "Have faith, I will use it for good, I will comfort you."

How has Jesus changed my life? Today I have a hunger for Jesus, I want to tell everyone about Him, I want everyone to experience His love, I want Him to be with me every waking moment of my day. In one sentence, God has taken the heart of a lonely sinner and replaced it with the love of Jesus!

l decided to come out before you all to read my testimony in order that my friends and family who have not placed their faith in Jesus may have the chance to hear what Jesus has done in my life, how He has changed my life and how He can change their lives. In many instances my friends and family have wondered if I am for real, if I really believe in Jesus, has my life really been changed, what is He all about. I am here to tell you that Jesus is very real, He has made a very real impact in my life and He can do the same for you. My message is geared for non believers and new believers looking for answers about Jesus. I myself do not have many answers, but Jesus does if you put your trust in Him. My time with Jesus has been a journey and I wished to share what has happened to me so that others may join me in the family of God.

Thanks, Sister Tina