Addison Adamu grew up in a strict Muslim family in Ghana.
“We were taught and trained that once born a Muslim, you are always a Muslim,” remembers Addison. “I used to follow my father to the mosque five times a day.”
Addison never seriously questioned the rituals of his family’s faith until a friend at school showed him a Bible.
“I didn’t want to read the Bible because if I’m caught, it will be another story,” says Addison. “It’s like the highest degree of crime to convert from Islam to Christianity. He told me that God is love. It’s not about what you do, but it’s about having faith in him through Jesus Christ.”
That’s when his friend invited him to a Christian healing service.
“I was very curious to go,” says Addison. “Those who came with their crutches, they started abandoning their crutches, and they were screaming and shouting, ‘I am healed! I am healed!’ That shook my idea about Jesus Christ that he’s just one of the prophets. The healing power of Jesus Christ is real! And that day,
I accepted him as my Lord and my personal Savior.”
Addison stopped going to the mosque with his family and began sneaking off to church. One day, his father confronted him.
“When I look at his face, the rage, the anger, he was a monster saying, ‘Come here, boy. Tell me where are you going,'” says Addison. “And I said, ‘church.’ ‘What? You’re going to church?’ He pull out a sword, and he run after me. He started yelling, cursing me, ‘I deny you as a son, you are a traitor, you have denied our faith, and you are not my son anymore.'”
Addison hid in his friend’s home. After three weeks of hiding, he heard his father had become paralyzed and was dying of an illness doctors couldn’t diagnose.
“When I heard that, I told my friend, ‘Let’s go and pray for my father,'” remembers Addison. “And he said, ‘No, Addison, you cannot do it. This is very dangerous. They are looking for you–they want to kill you!’ He said, ‘You don’t understand,’ and I say, ‘You don’t understand!’ When Jesus heals my father, they will know that Jesus is real.”
Addison went to see his father.
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SOURCE: The 700 Club