Four Dreams in a Row
By Andrew Mcchesney
The first dream occurred after Abraham Keita got up at 3 a.m. for customary prayers on his prayer mat in Bufa, a village in Guinea in West Africa.
“I am more than 40 and I don’t have a wife or children or work or money”, Abraham prayed. “Please help me. I want You to turn me into a prophet who can talk to other people through You”.
As he prayed, a wind began to blow. He felt weak and fell asleep on the mat. Suddenly, someone nudged him and said, “My son, go inside and sleep in your bed”.
Minutes later, he was sleeping in his bed, and he had a dream. In the dream, Someone with eyes that looked like fire approached him. Abraham thought he was about to be attacked and, terrified, asked, “Who are you?”
“I am Jesus Christ”, the Man said.
In the morning, Abraham wondered what would happen next.
The next night he had another dream. He saw the Man again. This time, the two walked along the trail of a tall mountain.
On the third night, Abraham dreamed that he was looking for work, and Jesus was hiring workers. Abraham saw Jesus sitting at a table, taking people’s names and writing them down.
On the fourth night, Abraham saw Jesus chest-deep in the water of the Atlantic Ocean. Jesus looked at him, and he looked at Jesus.
Three years passed. Abraham moved to Guinea’s capital, Conakry, and was hired as a construction worker. Walking home from work, he met a Global Mission pioneer, Tranqulle Fassinadouno, on the road.
“How are you?” Tranqulle asked. “I’m a Christian. Would you like to visit my church?”
“How can I?” Abraham replied. “I belong to another religion. I don’t even understand what you are talking about”.
At home, however, he remembered his dreams about Jesus. He decided to go to the Global Mission pioneer’s church to see what it was about.
At the church, he was welcomed warmly, and he liked what he heard. He returned every Sabbath after that and gave his heart to Jesus.
Today, Abraham, 48, is the watchman for the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Guinea and custodian for the adjacent school. Part of this quarter’s Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will help expand an affiliated school in Conakry.
“My dreams led me to Jesus”, Abraham said. “I am walking with Him now, just like in one of my dreams. I am on a journey with Jesus”.
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