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Blog’imony… Chisom’s victory

***POST UPDATE: The Testifier’s name is actually Chisom NOT Amaka. The mix up came as a result of the email of the testimony she sent me. The name there was AMAKA so I thought that was her first name, She later clarified that she mailed me from her momma’s email addy that night so… I have decided to change the Blog title but everywhere you see Amaka in the body of this Post, feel free to insert Chisom in your mind. Or best still let us just rename her CHISOMAMAKA LOL. Please enjoy…***

So I already mentioned in this post here that I was going to start sharing some testimonies right here on my Blog. Enjoy this one from my friend and blog reader Amaka.

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I knew I totally had to share this testimony to encourage (someone or many someones as the case may be) to STAND IN FAITH till you get a VICTORY ON THE WORD.

I met Amaka in Abuja earlier this year and I knew when she had to resign and move back to Lagos. I saw Amaka stand in faith and I am so happy at a VICTORY ON THE WORD…

For me, it is the ‘testing of her faith’ in this sort of thing that builds our faith for even bigger things so AMAKA, I CELEBRATE YOU jare…

Ok I have edited what she sent to me without of course losing the essence, and interjected relevant scriptures but the body of the message is all hers. It is a long read but well worth it…

Here we go… In Amaka’s words…

THE BEGINNING…   

I finished from Unilag in 2009 with excellent grades, convocation in Jan 2012 and NYSC June 2010 to July 2011 and I had high expectations of getting a job immediately. But God has His ways sha.
After NYSC I started applying to different places and I was called for aptitude tests and interviews, and I kept failing sometimes at the final stage of recruitment, because I trusted more in my own ‘smartness’ and less in the help of God.

Psalms 20:7 Some trust in horses and others in chariots…

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I repented and started praying and holding on to God’s word but things seemed to get worse. My friends kept getting jobs and I was so ashamed when they asked me

‘Oh Amaka where do u work?’

Aaaarrrggghhhhh…

The only thing that kept me going was God’s word and I made sure I never missed church service because I was certain that a word would come for me.
The pressure from home wasn’t funny at all as my family started suggesting meeting so, so and so for prayers or so, so and so with connections. I had been plenty disappointed in the past so I didn’t succumb.

I had crying days sha… Kai. And all night tears too. But in the midst of all that, I still trusted that God had a plan and that thought brought me increasing peace despite…

‘…You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you… Isaiah 26:3

In the meantime, I kept my self busy doing my professional exams and improving on my cooking skills, while yet attending interviews still from Aug 2011 to Feb 2012.

THE TESTIMONY? OR NOT?

By March 2012, I got a mail from STANBIC IBTC PENSION MANAGERS for an aptitude test. Long story short, I got the job.

Yay!!!

Finally. But the issue was that it was in Abuja and I didn’t wanna relocate but I did. In Abuja, I joined a very good church that helped me grow and stay focused in the faith… My love for the Word grew daily.

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‘Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is…’ Heb 10:25a

I started work but after a little while I realized that I wasn’t fulfilled with the job role and gradually found myself dreading going to work. Plus my boss didn’t even seem to see anything good with what I did even though I was working hard and giving my best. Six months went by and I wasn’t confirmed.  I was writing my final ACCA exams then and I wasn’t even given time off to study.

With all the issues I had at work, I made sure I never missed midweek service and I just kept rolling it over to God. 9months went by still no confirmation. I was led to talk to someone in HR about it . Holy Ghost move I say…

‘…but the Lord takes His upright into His confidence. His secret is with the righteous…’ Prov 3:32b

I was then told that my confirmation wasn’t approved by my boss and the company had decided to layoff and I was advised to resign voluntarily before then.

WOW!!!

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I felt like my life was falling apart and was confused so I took to prayers and  felt peace in my spirit and so I sent in my resignation, to take effect in Jan 2013.  That period coincided with the January Fasting and Praying program in my church which I heartily participated in and I also kept sowing seeds in faith for a new job.

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I sowed to the extent that I didn’t even have money to travel back to Lagos to my family. My friends and I also organized some charity visits even in my ‘broke state’ to a hospital where we shared the Word and some material stuff with them and also prayed for them.

THE WAIT AGAIN???!!!

It took courage for me to move back to the all-familiar Lagos where almost all my friends had jobs and here I was returning with nothing. It was NOT the coolest thing to admit that I was still looking for  a job… But I kept believing and confessing.

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My favorite confessions at the time, among others were

Prov 4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.…

Isa 50:7 For the Lord GOD helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced; Therefore, I have set My face like flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.

Isa 48:21 They were not thirsty when he led them through the desert. He divided the rock, and water gushed out for them to drink.

I confessed them daily and believed that they would soon find expressions in my life…

‘…This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success…’ Joshua 1:8

THE TESTIMONY…
Finally a friend of my submitted my Resume for a job test at STANBIC IBTC bank, which is a subsidiary of where I had resigned. Of course, I was reluctant about it but I kept praying still and trusting that He would perfect all that concerns me. All through the process, I felt PEACE… Before the, I had interviewed with an Oil servicing firm and I was dropped at the last stage

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I bawled my eyes off eh lol.

Anyways, I got a mail for my final interview at STANBIC IBTC and gbam, I got the job with no help or influence of man as my friend who submitted my CV is a Trainee and could not influence shishi.

On getting the job, I had to go to training school for 5weeks prior to starting. I struck a covenant with God that I wanted to be…

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THE BEST GRADUATING STUDENT IN MY SET.

‘…Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it…’ Hab 2:2

I also wrote it down. I kept tying seeds to that prayer point too and I kept praying using Eziaha as my point of contact.

***Err, Editor’s note here (lol): Eziaha was the BEST graduating student too ooo after she had once FAILED out of one department and ported to another in the same school. Read a little here. Btw, why didn’t you sow into my life you this girl…??? Hiss. YOU OWE ME your second salary COLDSTONE ICE CREAM AND PIZZA OR ELSE…***

Anyways, during the training I fell ill and being the Best Student seemed impossible as I couldn’t write much during exams.

***(E’s note; Sweetie, I think you HAD to fall sick. So that our Jehovah can take ALL THE GLORY just as he did with an old aged Abraham and a VERY barren Sarah)***

I kept believing and speaking God’s word that says

‘…For my own sake I would I will do it for how should my name be profaned? And I will not give my glory to another…’ Isaiah 48:11
Our induction ceremony was for days and before then we had heard the results that I was the 2nd best student I was excited about that. The graduation was on Friday September 25, 2013 and to my surprise I was called out as the BEST GRADUATING STUDENT.

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That shocked everybody and I realized that God doesn’t do ordinary things, He does the extraordinary. He is a covenant keeping God.

I also got posted to the best unit of the bank which all my other colleagues wanted but God gave it to his special daughter me lol.

‘…No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said…’ Psalms 89:34

STILL TESTIFYING…
The highlight of the testimony happened on Monday September 30 when my picture and name was in The Punch Newspapers as I received the award for the OVERALL BEST GRADUATING STUDENT for STANBIC IBTC GRADUATE TRAINEE PROGRAM OF SEPTEMBER 2013.

I got calls and pings from people who never remembered me before. My former colleagues and bosses also started calling to congratulate me.

‘…And Sarah Amaka said, God has made me laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me…’ Gen 21:6
I testify that we serve an amazing God who does only amazing things. He has fulfilled His Word to me which says for your shame I would give you double. I realize that God didn’t let me get the other jobs I wanted because he wanted to show forth his glory through me IN THE SAME PLACE. i end  this testimony with one of my favorite scriptures…

Isaiah 50:7 – For The Lord God will help me, therefore I have set my face like a flint and I know that I will not be ashamed.

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God has indeed blessed me. His Grace shines on me therefore I rejoice.

***Amaka’s end***

Now you see why I had to absolutely share this yeah? I mean, I had goosebumps all over again as I was editing this story. Our God has the final say, He is a JUST Judge and HE IS FAITHFUL…

Amaka, now you are DOUBLY ACCOUNTABLE. You have to constantly give your best and shine as LIGHT there and I am too sure that there would be even more testimonies, AMEN

Feel free to share your testimonies wherever and whenever.

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Don’t keep it. If you wanna share with me too so I run it here either anon or not, please do, I am all ears. It does three things at least…

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1. It glorifies God. Thanking Him for what He has done.

2. It encourages the Faith of others. The testimony of one is the possibility/prophecy of others.

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Sometimes, we are all the Bible that people need to read and believe.

3. It establishes your victory. I mean, the devil can’t steal it not after you have testified before God’s people. You decree a thing and it is ESTABLISHED (Job 22:28)

I will end this with one of my own favorite scriptures.

…Instead of your former shame, dishonor and reproach, you shall have a twofold recompense, DOUBLE HONOR in the same land. Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, your inheritance in THE SAME LAND would be doubled and your joy would go on forever…” Isaiah 61; 7 (E’s mix version)

Love and Peace…

E’… Powered by God

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    tayo
    October 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Wow. What a wonderful testimony. Been following this blog for a while and this is my first comment. I’m tapping into this anointing oo. For my sister and myself. Congrats Amaka. This blog has been an inspiration. Btw Eziaha your writing is extraordinary. Continue the good work. God bless. Hoping to share my testimony soon.

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      Amen amen amen.
      My blog is open darling
      Thanks for the blog loving
      E’

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    thislagosgirl
    October 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    First comment too. This gave me fresh hope on my prayer. I was already starting to despair. I’ll do better now

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Bless God for you darling.
      Standing in faith with you.
      You too will testify.
      Amen
      Hugs

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      Btw huge warm squeezy hug. Welcome to the commenting fab fam
      Muah

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    imperfectlyperfect92
    October 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    This is an amazing testimony!
    A great testament 2d fact dat our God is still in d business of doing miracles.
    I have two persons I am going to share dis link to right now,I know God will speak 2dem thru dis.
    Btw,I was planning to do a post on grace and favor on my blog abt dis kinda stuff too.my bro has an amazing testimony too abt hw God granted him his job,I also have an amazing testimony abt how God granted me d result I graduated wt frm d university wen men said it was impossible.
    I may share wt u on ur blog or on my blog but all these just serve to show dat our God is wonderful and stil in d business of workn miracles for dose dat believe and av faith in Him!
    I feel like shouting! Congrats Amaka,all glory be to God.
    Thanks for sharing.

    http://imperfectlyperfect92.wordpress.com

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Oh please share by all means.
      And link me when you do so I can share and learn too.
      I love testimonies jare.
      Bless you
      Muah
      E’

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    imperfectlyperfect92
    October 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Btw,what version of Bible do u use? D one dat pic is from? I love d way it translates d passages,its spot on! Biko tell me mk I go DL am.

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      That particular one is from the Message translation.
      Just download The Bible app on bb or android. It has about a gazillion versions and it is free

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    genevieve
    October 24, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    What a mighty God we serve, may his name be praised for ever more. Congrats Nne, I tap into your testimony and I know that the Lord who we serve, who did it for you that no man could share his glory will do the same for me and every other person out there who completelty trust in his name. Better days are ahead of you dearie, stay blessed.

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Amen and amen darling
      You too will testify amen
      Hugs

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    mayreeh
    October 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Very inspiring I must say. Eziaha, tanks for sharin this nd for encouragin testifyin, I’l work on dt cos I hardly do, dey actually dnt do testimony time n all in my church. Amaka, the Lord has just started wit U. D Lord wil continue to single U out for Greatness.

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Amen amen.
      You can feel free to share with people around you too. You never know who you will bless.
      Hugs darling

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    Lizzieebunoluwa
    October 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Whooo-hooo!…am I the only one who went off the hook while reading?…*still screaming, tearing up and cartwheeling-mentally)……
    1.There is a GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2.There is a GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3.There is a GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    …my spirit leapt at this testimony…walahi testimonies are truly spirits of prophecy.
    Those scriptures?ah! There are no appropriate words to describe their potency and life-ness!…
    Colour me awestruck people!

    Amaka,I celebrate your increased greatness.I ‘m caps-off grateful for you….
    Lemme stop now…I could go on&on….my comments no dey get end…..walahi!This GOD is bankable!…you can take that to the bank (pun intended).

    Bless you for sharing Eziaha..as lways I enjoyed the interjections and uniquely E’ humor…don’t worry,keep holding on,your coldstone icecream cometh forth!..lol…

    Okay!Finally my b̶r̶e̶t̶h̶r̶e̶n̶ ̶ fab blog fam, (i’m really ending this time..hehehe)…
    GOD IS AWESOMELY-GOODLY-MINDBLOWINGLY-BREATHTAKING!

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      I know right
      I had goosebumps as she gisted me.
      I am sure I heard your screams from lagos lol
      Love d pun. Stealing it immediately and claiming as originally E’s
      :p

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        Lizzieebunoluwa
        October 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm

        Lol…I bet you did too…twas really loud..i’m surprised Oga Sule didn’t come running here..

        Do I have a choice?…just be rest assured my comments will haunt you everywhere the pun appears….hehehe…
        Cheers ma’am!

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          E'
          October 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

          I will block you. I promise

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    Sommie
    October 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Hi y’all,thanks for all d luvly comments,we serve a God who does only amazing tins,am humbled by his Grace,our God is too faithful to fail.luv y’all we must all testify,thanks eziaha luv u much dis ya blog kips me goin wen I nid to ginger my faith I just read ya posts n gbam am gingered!,God bless u baby

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Amen ooo
      My coldstone ice cream ooooo.

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    Sommie
    October 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    The newspaper publication amazed me,pple kept sayn oh I saw u in d papers,apparently ’twas in like 5papers hmmmmm Jehovah overdo…….I encourage y’all Jehovah Neva fails,Neva Neva he just can’t fail.

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Seriously? I couldn’t find the picture I took of punch on my phone hence d mail I sent requesting for it.
      Wow. Hope you have and framed them all ooo

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    Akpevwe
    October 24, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    This was needed in my life. God lives. Amaka I tap into your testimony. Mine is on the way because there is a living God. Eziaha, thanks for sharing dear and I will testify o, On this blog.

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Yes b. You must testify jor. Hugs E’

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      E'
      October 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      I am waiting hun. You must testify jor.
      Hugs
      E

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    Ify
    October 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Sweetie, its beeen a lonnnng while. I know, I know…smh!
    But I needed some encouragement this morning and opened ur blog and wham, see this beautiful testimony ooooo, God is indeed great. Amaka, congratulations dear sister in Christ. You as well as we all, are made for the top! The Bible passage I got this morning on the Bible devotional I subscribe to on MTN was this, ”And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Ps 40:3” so apt ehn… In fact, we are serving a LIVING AWESOME ALL-KNOWING GOD…kisses to my Wonderful ABBA DADDY KING of kings oooo. I have testimonies too o, yes plural and its all GOD….. Kisses and hugs ‘E dearie

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      E'
      October 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Welcome back here hun.
      Babies rocking? Hubby rockest too? Lol
      Glad the blog gave you the much needed encouragement. Plus your bible too.
      Jehovah bu eze.
      Lotta lotta love hun.
      E’

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    Joy Kinze
    October 25, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Amazing story! Inspiring! Thank u, Eziaha. And for Amaka, ur life will continually be an unending stream of the miraculous and you keep trusting our God that never fails.xoxo

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      E'
      October 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      Joy….. Welcome here darling.
      Amen. Thanks for dropping by hon.
      E’

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    Bolaji
    October 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Congrats Amaka. Those that are thankful always have their tanks full. I’m sure in no time, you are here again for another mind blowing testimony. Meanwhile, I celebrate God with you for this. Thanks E’ for the platform.

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      E'
      October 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Amaka baby this your testimony heavy ooooooooooo. That Aku m moved from private comment to actually commenting publicly. *Cartwheels*
      Amen oooo nne More testimonies biko. And my ice cream please.

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    A.O.A
    October 27, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I witnessed the training school part of this testimony first hand…its amazing to have been part of it….. Its such a beauty to hold on to God and watch Him perform His promises effortlessly. Indeed you’re blessed dear. It could only have been God.
    I pray He continues to make you stand out and perfect your testimony in Jesus’ name.

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      E'
      October 28, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      On behalf of Chisom, THANK YOU darling…
      Hehehehe,
      and AMEN

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    sommie
    October 27, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Hmmmmm d famous bolaji aka aku m commented wowzaaaa thank u dear i celebrate u,amen to all ur prayers.
    Thanks joy,ify n all the oda pple that commented i celebrate yall we serve a God who is more than enuf,we serve shall all testify

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    yetunde
    October 27, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Dis testimony has jst renewed my faith. It came jst @ d ryt tym for me becos I av bin feelin so down concerning wrk. Happy 4 u amaka darl’

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      E'
      October 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Yetty hun, I pray that you have your own testimony real soon and share with us right here too.
      AMEN

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    Inthe...
    October 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Wow! Our God is a good God! Yes he is!

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      E'
      October 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      GBAM!!!

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    funke 'safe
    October 27, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    That’s a wow! testimony! Blessed be God forever! *H*a*l*l*e*l*u*j*a*h*

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      E'
      October 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      AMEN!!!

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    Tonia
    October 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I am so proud of you Chisom. You kept your head high, cheerfully selling your bed sheets . I love you girl, and there’s no doubt that you are God’s chosen. Indeed He has restored all the years that the swarming locusts, the crawling locusts , the consuming locust and the chewing locusts have eaten! May His name be praised now and forever! Amen

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      E'
      October 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      HE IS STILL RESTORING OOOO…
      He only just got started with Chisom…
      Oh yes, we forgot to mention that she started selling Sommie bedsheets and duvets or so…
      We are proud of you Sommie hun…

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    sommie
    October 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks sis tonia u alwys had my back iluv u vry much,ur testimony is here i celebrate u sis.God bless u
    thanks AOA my padiii
    thanks funke n yetunde,n evryoda person who commented may God give u a testimony dt wd silence ur mockers

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      E'
      October 28, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      AMEN!!!

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    sommie
    October 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks E luv u baby….plz watz dat bible app on andriod u downloaded dat has diff translations

    • Reply
      E'
      October 29, 2013 at 8:28 am

      The Bible App is the name hun…
      You are most welcome 🙂

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    Femmetotale
    November 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Wow, this is beautiful. What i like most is the fact that you faithfully maintained your confession all through!

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