Abdul was born in Ghana. His father was a spiritualist and Abdul was initiated into his father’s religion. The boy dropped out of school at a young age, began running with a gang of criminals, and became an armed robber. Abdul’s life of crime caught up with him when he robbed a bank in Kumasi, Ghana. The authorities apprehended him and sentenced him to life in prison. He was routinely transferred from one prison to another because he was considered extremely dangerous.
One day, a group of men visited Abdul’s prison and
distributed Scriptures. Abdul took one and tore out
the pages to wrap up the marijuana he was selling.
One of his cellmates, who was a Christian, warned
him what he was doing was wicked. Abdul ignored
him. However, a few days later Abdul had a dream in
which an angel warned him to turn from his wicked
ways. One of his Christian inmates compelled him
to repent and turn to Jesus Christ.
The fellow inmate used a Gideon-placed Scripture
to present the Gospel, and Abdul surrendered his
life to Christ. Months later, he was released from
prison for good behavior. Today Abdul serves in
security for that same bank he robbed and shares
the Gospel with unbelievers.
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