My name is Leah. I’m a born again Christian. I come from Kenya. I worship at the PCEA Church in an area called Churiri that is in Nyandarua County in Kenya.
I love Jesus as my personal savior because since I got saved, I have seen so many things that God has done on my side. I’m a single mother of two. My experience with Jesus started when I was born. I’ve been brought up in a Christian family. My mother is a born again Christian and so was my deceased father.
We worked together from primary school until I went to high school. From high school I got a job in the Rift Valley, where I lived for about 10 years. Now I’m a farmer.
I know what Jesus has done in my life and for my family. I remember when my daughter was three years old. She got sick and I told her I was going to take her to the hospital. But first thing in the morning I didn’t know what she was doing.
She knelt down. She called to Jesus. She said, “God, my Lord, send Jesus, your Son, and come and heal me.”
We went to the hospital in the evening, and she told me, “Do you know what, my mother, when I knelt down in the morning I told God to send Jesus, his Son, and to come with him. So it’s not about the medicine but about the name of Jesus that I called in the morning that healed me.”
I was so surprised because that child taught me much about faith – my faith – so I had to be faithful with my God.
You can’t walk without God. As a Sunday school teacher I also teach my children how to love God and how to be faithful, because faith moves mountains.
When she did her KCP in the year 2012, the school we applied for, we didn’t like it. She told me, “Mom, you know what? I don’t want any school in the central province and I know God has opened doors for me to be in the Rift Valley. What I know is that God has opened the door for me.”
And that one I believed, and I told her, “I want you to join a school in the Rift Valley.” Surprisingly, the letter we got came from Rift Valley, where we had not applied. That child taught us a lot about being faithful in Jesus. The school she wanted was a very, very expensive school and a very, very good school. After four years she joined a university, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in commerce.
And we thank God now that she got a job. She’s working with an NGO. Praise God for that.
I have been teaching my children how to love God and how to be faithful. I always tell my neighbors how to love Jesus. You can’t walk without God. As a Sunday school teacher I also teach my children how to love God and how to be faithful, because faith moves mountains. That is what I have experienced in my life.
So I would encourage others to be faithful and to love Jesus, because without God you can go nowhere. But with God you can go anywhere that you want to be. Any job that you wish for, you will get it, when you have God in your heart.
More Faith Stories
You see, I never used to pray for myself. I thought I was being selfish by praying for myself, so I would always pray for everyone else but never ask God for anything for me.
I cannot explain to this day what happened next. Suddenly my car went out of control for no reason. I’m on the New Jersey turnpike and there’s a truck next to me, a truck behind me, a truck in front of me. I said, “Oh my God, I’m going to die.”
I remember her giving me a little booklet and there was a lot of singing. Then she gave me this picture of this beautiful man with a little glow behind him, and she says, “That’s Jesus.”
The people that were doing the auditions with the African Children’s Choir came to my church and they were looking for children that could sing. Because I was active in Sunday school, I was chosen to be in the very first African Children’s Choir in 1984.
I was 12 in a small Baptist church when the pastor made it very clear that a decision needed to be made to accept Jesus and to follow Him. It was a very sincere commitment to surrender my life to Jesus when I was 12.
I was 16 when my father died. He had just come back into my life and I was crushed. I started to question a lot of the things I thought I knew about God. I started to veer off course and make bad decisions.