My name is Joe. I am the last boy in a family of six. I attended Banjolat Friendship Academy, Ipetu- Ijesa, Ogun State then I came to Jos to finish my secondary education at the Royal Ambassadors College, Jos. While in secondary school, I kept bad friends—we would drink and go to parties. As a teen, I loved girls which I thought was normal but I never had sex with any of them because I was scared.
In 2008, I came to Mashiah Foundation because my parents saw a friend that I sometimes relate with in the neighborhood. He is very different from the other friends I had and they (my parents) saw that he was good for me to mingle with. I found out that he works at the youth department of Mashiah Foundation. He introduced me to the training centre. My life changed through the discipleship teachings I’ve been getting. I stopped drinking, chasing after girls and was able to start seeing them as I saw my sisters. I also stopped partying. Coming to Mashiah Foundation has really increased my focus in life, made me know God the more.
I am still a student and I am trusting God for admission to further my education in any of the universities or polytechnics around. I am ever grateful for being part of the family.