How I preached to a thug in Lagos till he Gave His Life to Christ - Nigerian Man Narrates; Many Hail Him

How I preached to a thug in Lagos till he Gave His Life to Christ - Nigerian Man Narrates; Many Hail Him

- A Nigerian man has inspired social media users after saving a thug from his destructive lifestyle

- The man with the Twitter handle @ToyosiGodwin said when the thug approached him for money, he decided to preach to him

- According to @ToyosiGodwin, the thug gave his life to Christ after he shared God's word with him

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A Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @ToyosiGodwin has taken to the social media platform to disclose that a thug named Sodiq gave his life to Christ after preaching to him.

He said some thugs had approached him to beg for money, and they walked away after he asked if they would listen to him.

@ToyosiGodwin said Sodiq, who asked for N200, decided to listen to him. He said he gave the young man N1,000 and the kind gesture made him cry.

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Nigerian Man Narrates how a Thug Gave his Life to Christ after Preaching to Him, Many React
A young man was recently applauded on social media for preaching to a thug. Photo credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
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In his words:

"I desire a life of peace. Today, I preached to a thug. He gave his life to Christ. His name is Sodiq. A young man like me. This bro cried after I gave him 1k. He had asked for N200 before I even talked to him. Sodiq realized there was more to life today. He will be a great guy."
"You know, these people are hungry. His friends were begging me for money. I asked if they'd listen to me but they blew thick smoke in my face. Sodiq walked out of them, and told me he'd listen.
"Turned out we had a lot in common. I mentioned a childhood friend."
"We walked together under the hot sun on Lawanson road as he recounted his regrets to me, promising to change. He didn't have a phone, but he collected my number, and even my Twitter handle (I had told him about my account)."

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Tweeps were impressed with the kind gesture and soon flooded the comment section of the young man to applaud him.

@ugbah_jude wrote:

"God bless you for this good work. I join you in faith to declare " Sodique will be a great guy""

@etuksyz commented:

"This is the kind of good news worth waking up to. This is real good energy. Kudos bro."

@SerJacquie said:

"You are a great guy. Keep up the good work. I will join my faith with yours and pray for sodiq and his kind."

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In a previous report by, a Nigerian lady with the Twitter handle @loistruly took to the social media platform to narrate how she was saved from depression by a street urchin popularly called agbero.

The lady, who said she quit her job and was homeless in 2019, noted that she was struggling to not fall into depression.

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According to her, she went to Victoria Island in Lagos to see a movie so as not to drown in her sadness. She said the play lifted her spirit a bit but she was still sad.


Tunde Ososanya, a editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.

You can follow him on Twitter: @TundeOsosanya

Source: Legit Nigeria

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