My name is Aaron Adjetey Akrong, I was born and raised in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. and currently stay at Accra Newtown (Kotobabi). I completed my High School at Holy Trinity Cathedral Senior High and furthered my education in Production Studies at Gh Media School, where I studied in the intricacies of TV and Film Production. I am a Minister of God, attaining the office of Apostleship by the Grace of God.
I am a leader in a virtual group called Zealous Youth Evangelical Ministry (ZYEM) of about 20 members from Ghana, Nigeria, Belgium, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Italy where we often meet online to pray and share the Word of God. I currently work as an Uber Driver. My hobby is driving, reading, and listening to Gospel Music. I desire to play a significant role in making Jesus known to people all over the world particularly to those who are going through sexual immoral challenges and difficulties in finding their true identity in Christ.
THIS IS MY TESTIMONY
So it all started about three years ago when I started having some weird dreams and a strange happening. Like finding ants biting my eardrums etc. So, anytime it happens, I get frightened. I ran to church and watch nights. Because I knew deep down within me that these dreams that I had and the things that I was experiencing were not normal. But anytime those dreams and strange happenings stops I go back to my crazy lifestyle, as I used to call it (my normal self) so these things continued for some time.
One day, I had a dream; I was kidnapped by a group of rich people, more like a cult. They said they’ve heard a lot about me and mentioned a lot of things I did and the places I went to. They wanted me to succeed one of their elders but I said NO! “I will serve God” they promised me everything (money, cars, houses, and fame, etc.) but I kept saying NO! “I will serve God”, there is the dream some renowned people came in with their porch cars to convince me to accept their offer and I kept saying NO! “I will serve God” so they said if I don’t accept the offer, they won’t let me go. Anytime I tried to escape, they sent dogs after me and caught me but I was still saying NO! “I will serve God” then I realized one of my friends had been kidnapped too and he was given the same offer but he accepted it because he couldn’t stand the torture, I tried to talk him out of it but he didn’t listen. And for the last time I tried escaping, they released the dogs and started chasing me again and I struggled in escaping till I woke up.
So I wasn’t surprised when I became born again, most of my former friends tried to talk me out of it. Saying I’ve been “brainwashed” and it all lies etc. and that, they will be here to welcome me when I come back to my right senses. Hmmmmmmm.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”
So through it all, I met Rev. Timothy Bentum, Mr. Andrew Adanuty and Mr. Confidence Agblobi-Tetteh Who told me some of the things I was facing through prayer meetings and we pray about them, so it got to a time when I went to church and the Prophets gave a prophecy about my life, I smiled because everything they said was true and I had even seen them in my dreams.
I had my first encounter with Jesus, on the 19th to 20th of September 2018. On 19th, a friend told me about the same dream I had about myself and later in the evening, I went to church and the Prophet ministering on that day also told me the same thing and said “God has a purpose for your life and He wants you to live a righteous life” and even more, right there, the things he said started manifesting so I got super scared like never before so after service.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.“
I went for a watch night and the man of God called me out and started saying the same thing relating to my dreams and strange happenings, And He said I need to repent totally and surrender all to God through Jesus Christ. I went through some prayer sessions and I was told I will become an Evangelist in the process. So when I got home that day cried out asking God “why me ...?”
On that same night, I had a dream, asking the Holy Spirit why me...? And the Holy Spirit told me
“He wanted to change my life for His Glory and Honor. People will know, with God all things are possible. So a lot will look at what God is about to do with you and denounce their old ways”. “The cool ones will look up to me to change but the stubborn ones like yourself will have an encounter with Jesus too but there’s no time!”
Suddenly I woke up. And prayed, and said, “Let thy will be done, Oh Lord!” Since then I’ve been having dreams about people and anytime I tell them about it, they give me confirmation that all that am saying is true.
Before, I did not know what was going on so I ran to tell to church and told them about it and they said “Yeah, you will be having more of these things, so anytime you dream write them down”, because, there’s an assignment on your life. Then I was like, herh! I thought after repentance, I was just going to live a normal life like everyone else ...Hmmmmm, so it continued. One time I asked if it wasn’t too early for this because I just repented, but I was told “well God has His ways of doing things and He moves with us in different pace”
On 3rd November 2018, I went to mountain Olive at Nkawkaw (Eastern Region) to spend some time in prayer. There, I had an encounter with Jesus in a dream. I saw myself living my gay life on the mountain and the elders there caught me and I was surrounded by the people there. They said what I carry (gay) or what I brought to the mountain is forbidden in the presence of God. so I needed to confess my sins in order to be forgiven but when I tried confessing, I found it difficult to speak and that kept happening till the Holy Spirit came from behind me and tapped my shoulders and said “Speak my son and your sins will be forgiven” after He said that, I was able to speak out and confess my sins and I felt so relieved. When I woke up I felt different and free.
“ I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
This was the beginning of my new life in Christ, my journey in Christ has been a living testimony to the world, a proof that God can indeed make something out of nothing, and can change any situation that seems to be hopeless and helpless.
I know there are many out there who feel it is impossible to come out of their predicament (Homosexual) and thinks being sexually attracted to the same sex is how they are born. But 2 Corinthians Chapter 5:17 makes us understand our new nature in Christ Jesus when we become born again.
'Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. '
2 Corinthians 5:17
It doesn’t matter who you were growing up as a child, I believe God in His marvelous power makes us the kind of creature (Christian) He wants us to be for His Glory, Excellence and Perfection. The world in its system and wisdom accepts such things as normal and part of human life, but in the eyes of God, it is detestable (Romans 1:27).
But in His Great Love and Compassion, He gave us all a chance to be saved and be brought into His light through Christ Jesus.
"And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness."
This is the reason for my existence in Life, as a living symbol of God's love and mercy to the world, as a minister of reconciliation in Christ Jesus. I think God for my life, I pray, by the help of the Holy Spirit I can change as many lives as I can while I live.