A NON- DENOMINATIONAL magazine in the mould of Charisma which has made giant strands in the international scene for the past 30 years has debuted in the Nigerian scene dedicated to the encouragement of those struggling with addictions, bondage and negative habits. It is known as SEE Inspirations Magazine.
The magazine, the brainchild of an educationist who had written several inspirational books for all ages children, Mrs. Lawretta Emiakpor Ogrih. Mrs. Ogrih said she had been inspired by the testimonies of others and was motivated into writing her own testimony in a book titled Treasures from the dark which became an instant best seller.
The magazine was dedicated recently with an impressive crowd which immediately end-orsed the project, saying that it was long overdue in a country in dire need of inspirational te-stimonies that can transform the lives of a hurting band of
“We publish testimonies of men and women who, like Apostle Paul, were once per-verted by the enemy as sinners, but now know for which cause they were shown mercy; that they were set free so as to lead others still bound to freedom,” Mrs. Ogrih stated.
The current edition of the bi-monthly SEE Inspirations mag-azine featured the freedom to purpose stories of three living testimonies of Matthew Olu-wanifishe (a.k.a. Shina Ram-bo), Buchi Atuonwu (the ‘cease fire’ anti-violent advocate/gospel artiste) and Keji Ham-ilton (erstwhile instrumentalist to the late Afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti).
Explaining the vision behind the publication, Mrs. Ogrih said: “We publish these and other mind-blowing, inspiring true life stories, being freedom testimonies from robbery, drug and sexual perversions, cult-ism, the occult as well as other related testimonies and inspir-ing talks”.
According to her, anybody who reads the published test-to-testimony stories would fear and trust God the more, stress-ing “we believe that as people read the testimonies of the peo-ple they are know and are familiar with, they would be en-couraged to believe for freedom from their struggles.
“We believe that if God Who is no respecter of persons could show mercy to our testifiers and see them through, He would show you mercy as you ask and obey Him Who alone can turn shame into glory, mess into message and ugly past into purpose,” she further explain-ed.
In an interview, Mrs. Ogrih said her passion for writing be-gan with the writing of her own testimony, arguing that there is a turning point in everybody’s life. According to her, testimo-nies changed her life, “you ca-nnot give what you don’t have. I just want to tell people how people passed through their trial periods and at what point did God intervened and tran-sformed their lives.”
Mrs. Ogrih also made it abu-ndantly clear that she has no church and has no reason whatsoever to publish fake testimonies.