1Pt2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, (God’s) own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous Light. (AMP).
My name is Deaconess Ruth Abuah, I give this testimony to the Glory of God. I was born into a Muslim and idol worshiping family. My father is an Alhaji, a Muslim fanatic. As the first child, he devoted his time, money and effort in making sure I was well schooled in the Islamic religion. In fact I was not allowed to proceed from primary school to secondary school until I had completed the reading of the quran from cover to cover; and also be able to read and write the Arabic language. My father invested a lot in training me in the Islamic way; because of the dream he had when I was still in my mother’s womb. In that dream, he said he saw a young girl holding a black book and was teaching Ulamas (learned Islamic scholars); according to him, he said the dream was interpreted to mean that, his wife was going to give birth to a baby girl and the child will be a learned scholar of great influence in the Islamic religion. For this reason, attention was given to me and my education more than the other children. I was made to learn both the Islamic and Western education. While in school, I was an active member of the Muslim Student Society (MSS). I was prohibited from reading or touching the Bible. During my days in school Bible Knowledge (BK) was a compulsory subject for students in forms 1-3, I was instructed at home never to attend BK classes, but when it is time for examination I will write the paper with the other students and excel above everybody in the class. When I take the report card home I will be beating seriously for passing BK. At a point I had to beg my BK teacher to fail me even if I passed and she said she could not do that. What my father did not realize was that the syllabus for BK for classes 1-3 at that time was the Old Testament (OT) and the quran is ninety (90%) OT, since I knew the quran then like the “back of my hand” passing any examination on the OT was a walk over for me, all I needed to do was to change the Arabic names of those prophets to their Hebrew names.
In 1992, I had a ghastly motor accident , along the third mainland bridge in Lagos, I used my head to scatter the front windscreen. I knew it was God who saved my life and not the talisman I had in my pocket. This woke up a spiritual hunger in me and I started searching for this God that saved my life. My search took me to Saudi Arabia where I performed the holy pilgrimage for three years consecutively, my only prayer throughout this period was “God show me how to serve you better”. I visited the Ka’aba (black stone) in Mecca. The hunger was still there until God led me to Winners chapel Lagos in 1996, where I gave my life to Christ. I want to give glory and praise to God who delivered me from the kingdom of darkness into His marvelous light to carry His Light to those in darkness through this Ministry.” The Lighthouse Family Life Helpline Ministry”