A Nigerian senator has reportedly shared the story of how her biological father burned all her possessions when she was a kid because she made the bold leap to follow Christ.

Sen. Binta Masi Garba of the Adamawa state detailed for constituents gathered at Praise International Church in the state’s capital of Yola on Sunday the price she has paid for her faith, according to the Nigerian daily newspaper The Punch.

The outlet reports that a thanksgiving service was held at the church to commemorate the senator’s 50th birthday. Recounting her upbringing, Garba began to shed tears as she credited the Lord for being her Rock during one the hardest parts of her life.

Like many other converts to Christianity from Muslim backgrounds, Binta stated that she faced tough consequences when she accepted Christ as her savior.

“I gave my life to Christ when I was in primary school,” she was quoted as saying. “My father was infuriated and he burnt everything I had because of my decision to follow Christ. I suffered so much because of the Name of Jesus. I would have been nothing if not for His grace. The rejected child, because of my faith, has become a cornerstone. I give glory to His Name.”

Garba was elected to the Senate in 2015 after previously serving in Nigeria’s Federal House of Assembly from 1999 until 2011. She is also the chairperson of the Nigerian Senate’s Committee on Women Affairs.

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Source: Christian Post

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