Owusu (a member of Tokyo Union Church)
People who know me know that I often talk
of the love of God, of how God has been so kind to me and
my family. In past testimonies, I talked about how God raised
me from one of the poorest families in Africa, to become
who I am today. I stressed how my wife and I went through
several years of agony, sadness and pain, struggling for
a child. I talked about how God showed His love and power
by giving us four children in five years, and how these
children have grown to be such wonderful concrete living
witnesses of the miracle, power and love of God.
I have not been talking about much is how God has continued
to take care of me and my relatively large family. People
living in Japan know how difficult it is for a student to
gain admission into a university here. And parents know
the financial burden they carry in looking after a child
spite of all that God had done for me, I often worried how
I would be able to take care of my four children, given
my limited income. But the God I serve takes care of the
needs of His children. The joy of having my son, Mike, and
daughter, Ama admitted to an American university in Tokyo
was negated by concern over paying their fees, and taking
care of the other two children.
praise the Lord, both have finished the third year, and
only have two semesters to graduate. It has not been by
my might, but by the power and spirit of God. I very rarely
talk about my problems, choosing instead to tell God directly.
And He always has a way of helping me out, often directing
His people to offer me the help I need.
main focus of the testimony for today is not how God pays
my bills, or how He takes care of my financial needs. I
rather would want to talk about what God did barely a week
ago in regards to my third child.
family had been through a series of setbacks, with the deaths
of 3 very close relatives and family members in one month.
At this time, my third daughter, Afia, had applied for admission
to the medical college in the University of Ghana, one of
the best in Africa. This was a big challenge because within
an hour of the birth of Afia 19 years ago, the spirit of
God made me tell my wife and everybody that she was going
to be a great medical doctor. I did not know how this was
going to happen, especially since the ways of God, as well
as his thoughts are different from ours. But I knew God
ALWAYS fulfills his promise.
primary school, Afia was top of her class, and she had scored
eleven As and one B in the final junior high school exam,
the second best in the whole country. And even though she
followed this with an equally impressive performance in
the final high school exam, the whole family kept our fingers
crossed, waiting to hear whether she would be admitted to
the medical college of her choice.
see, in my country, generally, less than 10% of students
who qualify for university actually get admission; and less
than 1% do make it to the medical school. With a situation
like this, a good pass does not guarantee one an automatic
admission. So like in many developing countries, you must
often pull strings, or to put it bluntly, pay bribes to
get admission for your child. But thanks to the God we serve,
Afia was admitted to one of the best medical colleges in
Africa, to her first choice.
best part of it is that my family (including Afia) were
here in Japan, and could not go home to see anybody, or
pull any strings in order to get her admitted, even if we
had wanted to. Jesus did all the contacts for us! Praise
and glory be to His name! Needless to say, therefore, we
are all very happy and excited by the news. And there is
an extra bonus -- another offer at at her second choice
left Tokyotwo months ago for home and started medical college
in September. I know this is another step towards the realization
of my dream, and the master plan God has for me and my family.
Afia is has not entered medical college because I predicted
it; she is there because Jesus loves her, loves me and the
entire family, and had planned for her to be a doctor even
before her birth.
the meantime, Mike and Ama are getting ready to start their
final year in Temple University Japan this Fall. My fourth
daughter graduates from high school this December. And I
believe she is also going to get admission into one of the
there you are. You keep hearing what God has been doing
in my life, what Jesus has meant to me and my family. I
have been sharing with you some of the many miracles in
my life. God indeed knows what to do for His children! He
is our Provider. Praise be to His name ! Let me end by repeating
what I wrote in my last testimony, that to me, the greatest
miracle, and the most important happening in my life is
that my wife and I have both accepted Jesus as our Savior.
Both of us are from dysfunctional homes, and both of us
had alcoholic fathers. For me to see myself now as a child
of God, that is a miracle! And this miracle is yours for
we serve a living God, the God who loves us so much that
He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to come to
die for our us, to atone for our sins, and to reconcile
us to God. Jesus is the King of the world, the Prince of
peace who will bring peace and joy into your life, stability
into your family. And if you think the many things He has
done in my life, and the very latest miracle for Afia are
amazing, I tell you, He could do more than that for you,
if you allowed him.
yours is not a struggle for a child; maybe yours is not
a struggle to pay huge fees, or take care of a large family;
maybe yours is not a struggle to get admission for your
child; maybe yours is not a struggle to get a life partner,
or a good job. But whatever your situation is, and whatever
your problem is, JESUS IS THE ANSWER !
offer of salvation which God made 2000 years ago, through
Jesus Christ is available for ALL, including YOU. Take it.
His word assures us that He does not reject anyone who comes
to Him. No matter how terrible your sins, no matter how
wretched your past or present life, no matter how serious
your problems, Jesus loves you, and is waiting for you.
He came that you and I will have life, and have it abundantly,
says the Bible.
to Jesus, NOW, and let Him save you, like He did for me
and my family ! Allow Jesus to take care of your needs,
like He has been doing for me. God bless and guide you to
make the most important choice in your life: to accept or
choice is yours !