#MsAlheriUncensored - Childhood, Prayer, and Love.
I’ve been very tired this week. This work life is a huge change and it’s taking me a while to adjust. But God being God, He’s helped me every single time when I’ve felt so exhausted. Honestly, I cannot complain because you all know how much this internship means to me. I don’t deserve it, but God gave it to me anyway. And what can I say? If not to show Him my gratitude.
To that effect, I’ve decided to do something more lighthearted and fun. I’m answering questions! I have three sections of about twenty questions each, and I’ll try to answer five questions each section, each week.
Birth, Childhood, and Origin
1. What is your full name?
Alheri Oneno Egor-Egbe
2. What do your names mean?
Alheri means grace of God, Oneno means Happiness. My last name is a combination of my father’s first and last names, so only my mother, siblings and I have this last name. I think that’s pretty cool :D
3. When and where were you born?
I was born in Kaduna, Nigeria. Sometime in the mid-90s.
4. Any interesting birth stories?
My mother almost miscarried me, but she had a dream where a man in a white robe appeared to her and told her that her body was weak so she couldn’t carry this child inside her stomach. He gave her an injection and that’s how she carried the baby. *Insert confused face emoji* Also, I had jaundice when I was born, so I was placed in this room with really bright lights and my mother was only allowed in at meal times to feed her baby. Of course I perfectly remember all of this.
5. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Kaduna, Nigeria. I had a lot of friends when I was young, and I was a pretty popular child, I guess it’s because I make so much noise (although I’ve calmed down though).
6. How would you describe yourself?
I think I’m an introvert-extrovert. My extraversion definitely is more pronounced, but because of my hobbies, I spend a lot of time by myself. I also love performance arts and having smart conversations about literature, God, and life.
7. What are you passionate about?
At the risk of sounding corny, I love God *Oshey blogger*. I’m passionate about God, and the word of God. I also am passionate about literature- reading and writing. What more am I passionate about? I don’t know.
8. What are your hobbies?
I like to read and write. And I want to be so damn good at writing that I can wake up in the middle of the night and whip up an award winning article. Yeah. To do that, I need a head full of information, hence the reading.
9. What can you do every day for one year?
I can read and write. I’d love to throw in dancing, singing and enjoying my life...
10. What are the three most important things to you?
God, friends, and family. How’s that for a good life? Actually, I also really care about my dreams and future, my school work, my blog, my relationship with God.
Relationship with God
11. How did you give your life to Jesus?
I really don’t know. I’ve been a christian for as long as I can remember. But my earliest memory of actively loving Jesus is from when I was about 7, and started attending catechism classes. Fun fact, I was about the only person in my class who could read very well. And I was the youngest. That’s about the time when I began to care very much about people and those who had less than I did. We didn’t have too much, but that’s when I realized that people have much less, and much fewer opportunities than I do. That’s why I’m so giving. But I want to learn how to give more of my time and energy though.
12. What is the most intimate experience you’ve had with the Lord?
The most recent one I’ve had was praying for the testimony which I shared here.
13. What’s one thing that has “slowed” your relationship with God?
My relationship. When I’ve been in relationships with people, I haven’t as close to God as when I haven’t. Any surprises there?
14. What are some of the ways you keep your relationship with God “fresh”?
Never look down on the mundane, such as reading your bible daily, praying in tongues, surrounding myself with "God things" even when I’m doing something else. For instance, having a sermon playing in the background, or listening to Godly music. Also, controlling the kind of content that I consume- no raunchy or sexual videos and music, etc.
15. What are some of the things you hold dear as a child of God?
I always, always, remind myself of God’s overwhelming love for me. Even when I haven’t prayed as I would have liked, or committed a "previous" sin I remind myself that God’s love is enough to cover me. (But really though, what sin hasn't God heard about? And what could I possibly do that would be too big for Him to forgive?) When I fail in my relationship with God, I remind myself that God loves me regardless. He’s not legalistic and accusing. He’s simply loving. So that’s when I run back into His arms.
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