In the name of Jesus Christ I testify. Hallelujah, I received baptism at the age of 14. I remember that before I came to believe, I often had nightmares. There was one nightmare that would scare me so much that I woke up.
In the nightmare, I was trapped in a dark, dank place, like a black hole or like the bottom of a staircase. It felt suffocating like I could not breathe.
Then I would see a very bright light. I would crawl with all my strength towards that light, trying to get out. But just when I was about to crawl out,
another force would push me back into the black hole and I would be so frightened that I woke up. I didn’t know what was happening.
At the time I wasn’t yet baptized but I would follow my maternal grandmother to the church every Saturday. I did not understand the Truth and didn’t know how to pray.
All I knew was that at church I could sing my favourite hymns. So I didn’t tell my parents about the nightmares and ignored them.
I continued to have the same nightmares. It was only after my baptism and receiving the Holy Spirit that these nightmares disappeared.