Hope to the Hopeless: Habitation of Hope boys speak

July 8, 2020
Some of the boys who have passed through Habitation of Hope and some who are currently in the home share their story of transformation with BUKONLA AKIN-EGBEDEYI.

Habitation of Hope helps me to live the way Jesus wants me to live– Babatunde

I came to Habitation of Hope when my grandmother sent me on an errand and I spent the money on snacks. She got angry and sent me to my aunt’s place where she and her husband beat me and punished me.

I ran away from home and later, my grandmother’s friend picked me from the street and took me to Lagos state Ministry of Women Development and Poverty Alleviation and from there, I was brought to Habitation of hope.

At Habitation of Hope, I learnt how to read my Bible and live the way Jesus Christ wants me to live. I am in a secondary school and I want to go to University to study law so I will be able to help people.

11-year old Faith Babatunde is a J.S.S 1 student of, Redeemers Academy, Loburo, Ogun State. 



I discovered my purpose at Habitation of Hope — Adedeji

My father divorced my mother when I was a child. This made me leave our house and opted for the street in Iwo Road, Ibadan, Oyo state. Habitation of Hope came with some group of people to evangelize to us and I accepted Jesus Christ there and then. They offered to shelter and school me if I followed them and I agreed.

I was 11 years old when I came to Habitation of Hope. Since then, I have had purpose, I have learnt that we all have our destiny laid before us and now mine is in Christ. I will like to attain the height of my purpose in life which is why I’m studying Statistics; I have a passion for figures and how information is captured. I just want to get to an organization where I can fulfil that goal and let God lead me in this gift. I have also learnt to be a better person and be Christ like at Habitation of Hope.

Adedeji Bolaji-Sirius David is a 200-level student of Redeemer’s University, Ede.


Habitation of Hope gave me Jesus— Ibrahim

I am from a Muslim family but I wasn’t too satisfied with how life was because I was young and I had no one to look out for me. Then, I worked as a motor boy at Bode Thomas under bridge around, Orile iganmu, Lagos.

I attended a parish of the RCCG (Open Heavens parish) at Costain, under bridge when I heard some people preach Christ from Habitation of Hope. I followed them because they promised to provide shelter for me. When I got to the home I began to hear the word of God every day, things changed and I became a born again Christian.

The ministry helped me to secure a job at Transport Department of The RCCG in 2014 and where I work currently.

I now have a work and a family. I got married in 2017 and we are blessed with a baby girl.

Mr. and Mrs. Ahmed Ibrahim

Ahmed Ibrahim Segun, presently works at the Urban and Regional Planning Office of The RCCG.


Habitation of Hope changed my story–David

I first heard about Christ through Habitation of Hope. They organized a church programme at The RCCG, (Open Heavens parish) under bridge, Costain. It was Pastor Testimony (a staff of Habitation of Hope) that led me to Christ and I agreed to go to Habitation of Hope to further with my discipleship in Christ.

As part of the programme, I had to go to Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry (CADAM) in 2010. I graduated from CADAM in 2011 after which the Administrator of Habitation of Hope, Pastor (Mrs.) Balogun, took me to CEM Aluminium and helped me secure a job as a trainee. I graduated in 2013 and became a full staff of CRM Aluminium.

I am married and blessed with a baby and I am a minister in The RCCG, Rhema Parish Redemption Camp.


Mr and Mrs. David Uchenna

David Uchenna works with CRM Aluminium of The RCCG





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