Songhai Man’s Story — From Anger to Joy through Becoming a Follower of Jesus (Isa)
This Songhai man from Nigeria shares an encouraging testimony of how he once lived in constant anger towards others until Jesus changed his heart and made him a new person.
There are many people who have stories similar to the one that this Songhai man shares. Before meeting Jesus, people often feel empty, dry, and dissatisfied with their lives. After placing their trust in Jesus, they feel joy, peace, life, and freedom.
When people encounter Jesus, God transforms them, giving them new hearts and making them new people who love God and love others as a result of their love for God. We hope that this testimony inspires you to look further into the hope that Jesus provides, and how faith in Him can change us from the inside out.
Below is a summary of the testimony, as told through the video:
The Songhai man believed that he was a good person because he was fulfilling the requirements of Islam.
Although he believed he was good, he would do bad things against others.
He said that he was known for beating others up in order to make them respect him.
The Songhai man could not bear to even look at the missionaries who would come to share the gospel with them, although his friends would listen to them. He did not like them being there. He would get angry when his friends would listen to the missionaries.
He went home and considered whether or not to believe in the gospel.
One day, he told a missionary that he was ready to follow Christ. The missionary prayed for him, he accepted Jesus, and he was baptized.
The following are some quotes from the video:
“That day, my heart rejoiced in a way I had never felt before.”
“It’s God who made me like this. I won’t be angry or do bad things anymore.”
“Today when they ask me about Jesus Christ, I can answer them. I can speak about Jesus and His stories all day long.”
“It’s all about following Jesus.”
“Today, many people would receive Jesus Christ.”