Former Street Boy Turns To Preaching In MatatusTo Eke A Living
A 17 year old former street boy has resorted to preaching in matatus in a bid to eke a living.
Antony Ibrahim who dropped out of school while in form two following the death of his father who was also the breadwinner of the family.
“After the death of my father, my mother moved to the countryside so i was left homeless and without a means of earning a living,” said Ibrahim.
He claims that after the death of his father, a call came to him from God and told him to go out and start preaching.
Ibrahim has been preaching in the Forward Travellers Matatus that ply the Kayole, town route.
He says he has endured ridicule and stigma from some passengers who claim that he is just a child who is pretending and is looking for ways to mint money from them.
“I also experience the challenge of fatigue and headaches for having had to endure the pressure of standing for long hours while preaching,” he says.
Undeterred, Ibrahim says he is not ready to give up the calling and is hoping that all goes well.
“One man however once offered to sponsor my education but i have never heard from him ever since. But all hope is not gone,” he says.