ABOUT AISHA OYAREKHUA
My mother was not religious when she married my father, and my father was a Muslim. My parents separated when I was about three years old, which later resulted in me going to live with my father and being raised in a Muslim home from age nine. My mother eventually became a Christian and prayed earnestly for my salvation. Although I accepted Jesus when I was about 16, I did not become a true follower of Christ until I was in my early 20s, mainly due to my mother’s fervent prayers and her exemplary Christian life. I left my home country of Nigeria, where I grew up, and came to the United States in 2009.
My fascination with the notion of justice and fairness began at a very young age and led me to become an attorney. I live my life by Proverbs 29:7 and spend a lot of time volunteering to protect the rights of the poor because I believe that providing access to basic legal services to the less privileged is an essential aspect of loving my neighbor.
In 2010, I joined the Valley Vineyard and became part of the staff in 2018. I am passionate about seeing people understand the heart of the Gospel and experience lasting spiritual growth. My desire is to equip and empower people to become disciples who make disciples. I love reading, hiking, discovering new places, and connecting with people from diverse backgrounds. I also enjoy movies and music by Lauren Daigle, Tauren Wells, Jesus Culture, and Third Day.
Through my favorite passage of scripture, Acts 20:24, I am reminded daily that “my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”
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