I am Chukwudebem, a product of Maj. Gen. Ogunkale’s mentorship who was privileged to sit under his teachings. Sincerely speaking, I never enjoyed the lectures at first, but when he started giving out gifts and sitting allowances, I picked interest in the seminars and teachings. But why is this man doing all these was my sincere question because I have never seen a man in the military investing in youths. I asked fellow corp members if daddy was contesting for any political post. But the response I got was “No, the man is just like that”. This made me draw closer in other to learn more. To the glory of God, he has impacted me through the reading of books.
I developed the idea of having my own library after seeing what his mentor Pst. Abel Dingamaji did to have a solid personal library, I decided to set up my own library in a small scale, daddy Ogukanle saw it and was so impressed that he gave some huge amount of money to equip my library with more books.
Apart from the reading of books, I developed myself by visiting the sick in Federal Medical Centre Makurdi and evangelising in the market. He also encouraged me on the need to study the word of God and also giving to the less privileged.
More importantly, through the seed of the word of God he showed in me, I was able to resist and escape from the sin of sexual harassment from females. More recently was an incident. A lady came to visit me and asked me to have sex with her. I smiled and calmed her down and asked her to read 1Cor. 3 vs 16-17 which read thus:
“know ye not that your body is the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? Vs 17… If a man defile the temple of God, he shall God destroy, for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are”
As soon as she read it, to my amazement the lady started crying and asked for forgiveness. Instantly the appetite for sexual sin was dealt with, as she became sober and I was able to stand my ground in Christ courtesy of the solid teachings and mentorship from Gen. Ogunkale.