Abdallah is one of around 100,000 people who identify as Nanumbas. With his family, he lives in the traditional capital of his people group, Bimbilla, which is located in the south-eastern corner of Northern Ghana. As a true Nanumba, Abdallah was brought up a Muslim. However, in his daily life animism plays an equally significant role.
Asked why he became a Christian, he tells this story with a smile, “Because I have seen the light! I had been seeing it now and then for many years, an indescribable pure light. It was different from the lights I had seen in connection with witchcraft or evil spirits! One night in my dream I saw this light rising over my daughter. Shortly after that, a pastor from a brother tribe came to my house and invited my daughter to get schooling at his wife’s school. Because of the dream, I agreed.”
“At that time I was seriously ill. One day, the headmistress felt led to pray for the sick relatives of her pupils. That morning while lying on my mat I suddenly saw the light and was instantly healed. When my daughter told me about the prayers, I knew where my healing had come from. I started attending church with my daughter. The pastor took time to explain the gospel to me and after some weeks my daughter and I trusted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.” In this remote corner of Western Africa, the light of Jesus is shining like a candle in the darkness.
Source: Joel News International
Bible Study: John 8:12
PRAISE God–Jesus is the Light of the world, who shines in the darkest place. Pray that those who are coming to faith through dreams and visions may receive training in the Word of God.