MY STORY – BY FRANK EDWARDS
In case you missed the audio of Frank Edwards’
testimony, we have transcribed it for you to read
and be blessed.
My life is a storybook of God’s manifestation. I am
a product of my worship.
It’s not by singing, it’s by
grace. I am living in a house I didn’t pay one naira
Do you know what it means for someone to
finish building a house and give it to you?
know, sometimes I come out of my house, I look
around, I ask myself “how old are you?” Because I
know it’s not by singing so I feel like it is time to
even let people know the secret behind the glory
My first album “The Definition”, when that album
came out, you know, Loveworld records helped me
to produce that album and the first night we sold
100,000 copies at Night of bliss. Now that was a
lot of money and then I was still climbing bike
(using commercial motorcycles as a mode of
transportation). We didn’t know it was going to sell
that much and then we had another program,
Night of Bliss, and it was all sold and they called
me and they said, “We made money from your CD,
we would like to give you N1,000,000″, I said “eh!
1,000,000 that’s a lot.”
So I called my mum, God bless my mother. My
mum took me, she took me to church every day of
my life; Scripture Union, “SU”, yeah. And she said,
“you know it’s your first fruit, leave it for them.
It was N1,000,000. And she that is telling me
“leave it for them” she didn’t have N1. I mean, me
and my mum we hawked together in Enugu; I will
hawk in this direction she will hawk in that
direction. So she could have thought that you know
this is a breakthrough…1 million! And she said I
should leave it for them it was my first fruit. Well,
I didn’t have a choice but to obey her.
So I told them I don’t want, maybe from the next
one. Do you know what God did? They took me to
South Africa to shoot my first video. They say “OK
since you don’t want money, let’s make a video
for you. And while we were shooting I met some
people, they said, “Are you the Frank Edwards? We
love your music, we didn’t even know you are
Nigerian, but your music needs to circulate, go to
everywhere in the world.
But here’s what you gonna do, you’re gonna
remove “Jesus” and use “God”, it sounds the
same, nobody will know, because for your music to
circulate, people that the name “Jesus” offends,
need to be your fans too. So by the time you use
“God”, they won’t find it offensive, so we’ll be able
to circulate your music. And when I saw the offer
I thought, “Jesus, God, the same thing, there’s not
much difference nobody will know”.
God spoke to me and said “see if you do this you
will not last and if you don’t, whatever they
promise you I will double it for you, so again I let it
go. I mean I let the offer go.
My then manager
thought I had made a mistake. You know,
managers always want more money. But I made
my decision. So I let it go. I came back and then
God began to do his thing.
I released my second album, someone from
nowhere said someone is trying to reach you, she
is looking in fact when she started looking for me
she sent all her staff…”if you don’t find Frank
Edwards don’t come to work”. And they came to
my church, spoke with some of my pastors, and
my pastors told me “someone is looking for you”.
They gave her my number and she called me and
then she said “I have been listening to your music
and you know as I listen God keeps pushing me to
do something for you.
Do you want to come and
see me in my office? I know you are big” I said
“me? big? Send the address first. (he laughed)
She called all her staff members, took pictures
with me and she said “nothing, I just want to bless
you like God placed in my heart” and then she
gave me an envelope, I said thank you. It looked
big. It was on my way home that I opened the
envelope. I opened it…so I called her, I said “the
envelope you gave me,” she said “what?” I say
“look what is inside,” she said, “eh, that’s for you
now, and besides anytime you want to do anything,
the bill is on me”. OK, now I have $10,000, I didn’t
do anything for you; I didn’t sing, nothing. I said,
“thank you”. I went home, I removed my tithe and
The upper week, they say “someone is looking for
you” they gave the person my number…”I played
your music it blessed me so much and God placed
it in my heart to bless you, can you come to my
house?” I went there…the same story. You know
God does not make empty promises and he knows
how to cause the chain reaction.
WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO
MISS THE NEXT ONE. WE WILL BRING YOU THE
CONTINUATION OF FRANK’S STORY TOMORROW
BUT BEFORE THEN, Join us as we celebrate this
amazing minister of the Gospel. Please, you can
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