|Bishop Dr. Samuel Ben Owusu with his wife Rev. Mrs. Joy Owusu
According to Bishop Dr. Samuel Ben Owusu, “It is because I know of where I came from. I will never do anything inferior for God. Who says that being flamboyant is satanic? Satan has nothing. The Bible says, “I give you power to get wealth”. Even if I look expensive, it is more of what I give out than what I wear or have.
You see, God can bless anybody, and in every nation there are people he has chosen to bless but there are principles and that’s what people must understand, principles are the same even though the process sometime changes. I believe in giving and I believe must give to be connected to God’s blessing.
“I came from a family where it was difficult to succeed, in fact there is nothing to write home about my childhood. I was born poor, from a typical village without education. We were so wretched that our parents could not afford sending any of us to school. While growing up, I hawked to survive.
Even after receiving my calling, nothing worked for me.
All the three churches I started collapsed, and on my wedding day, I couldn’t afford a wedding gown for my wife. She had to make use of her friend’s gown, the lady was also getting married that same day and the arrangement was for her to pass it on to us around 12 noon, but the timing changed, and by the time she got hold of the gown, everyone has left including the Pastor, our marriage was actually blessed by my friend, the best man.
After the wedding, we left Kumasi for Accra with a borrowed 5cedis to add to our transport fare.
And getting to Accra, we had nowhere to lay our heads. Somewhere in Neoplan Station, my wife and I had to sleep at the motor park for over four months, from there a friend housed us in Adabraka, Accra Central where we were sleeping in a corridor. My friend couldn’t have harbored us in his one single room. Life was tough and rough for us.
I hawked at the bus station for survival.
But I never gave up hope, because the message I received from God about moving to Accra was a clear one. He said he will bless me if I can also give him everything. I started preaching at the motor park, from there we started a church and on the day of our harvest, we raised an amount of 240 Cedis, then God said to me, give it to me and immediately I obeyed his instruction and I informed my wife that the money was not ours but God.
Thereafter, we arranged the money in a white envelope and left together with my wife to Dzorwulu (Accra) to see Bishop Agyin Asare of Perez Chapel, getting there we handed the money to him and he blessed us.
Walking back home, something strange happened. There was this popular mad man at Dzorwulu junction, around the traffic light.
He was walking towards my wife’s direction, as I was on the other side, so I rushed there to prevent him from getting close to her and lo and behold he emptied all the debris he was carrying on me, it was embarrassing but as I was wiping it off my face, there comes $100 notes mixed with the garbage, money everywhere, I mean $100 notes. What I did was to rushed and gathered the debris together and boarded a taxi home. Altogether the money was $20,000, that was how our story changed for better.