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Blessing Perez Johnson
My name is Blessing Perez Johnson. I was born in
Akure, the capital city of Ondo state, citizen of Nigeria. I started
my sport career as teenager in a local football club .I attended
The Methodist Primary School here in Akure, I was chosen as a sport
prefect to represent my the school in football and athletics event.
I later proceeded to the United High School where I also represented
my school at the state level.
In 1997, I felt in love with the game of handball. My family are
all sport orientated. My brother was a weight-lifter and my sister
was also a handball player. So it was natural for me to pick up
the game very quickly and I started full training with the state
junior team. There I was selected to represent my state in junior
under age competition in 1997 at Afuze ,Edo state, here in Nigeria.
We emerge winner of the best behaved team award. I was selected
to a camp to represent my country in an under age competition in
Spain ,Alicante [Torrellano cup Espano].we came 4th were awarded
the best behaved Team. Though we lost out at the semi final stage
to Malaga Handball Team Just before I came back from Spain my coach
informed me that I would be joining the Senior Team to play in the
next competition in Edo state. This was a result of my brilliant
performance in the under age Torrellano cup. As we were preparing
and planning for the competition, something happened in the camp
that brought a dramatic change to my life. Our visa was delayed,
which prompt our team captain Ola to ask every members of the team
to pray and fast for three days. After the three days fasting and
prayer, the Lord answered our prayers and our traveling was granted.
This now made me to believe that God is a loving and faithful Father.
I can trust Him with my life and He will not let me down.
When we came back from Spain, I was also asked to join the senior
team to play for the qualifier game for the National sports festival
.This time around, we came first and I was picked as the player
of the tournament. After the qualifier series, we were in preparation
for the national sports festival .During the training, I sustained
a wrist injury which disallowed me from playing with my hands. All
the medication I took proved abortive and for this reason I was
prohibited from the competition
One night I decided to go into prayer and I prayed the prayer of
healing and as I was praying, I was hearing my wrist bones setting
into its right places and joined immediately I knew I had encountered
the healing power of God.
Although I was born into a religious family ,but
I was not born again. As a teenager I attended church with the other
teenager in my street. I gave my life to Christ in a street crusade,
which was organised by Christ Apostolic Church in the early nineties.
When the alter was made in the crusade, I came out to give my life
to Jesus Christ, even though I believe in Christ, I never really
had a meaningful relationship with Him. In 2001,I rededicated my
life again to Jesus and as I read through the Bible and learning
about God I discover that I have to live a life that pleases God
.The word of God changed my attitude towards life and many other
thing..The more I try to please God, I discovered that I was not
perfect, but the word of God was great light that took away the
darkness of my life. The word was a guide for me to follow and it
comforted me in times of weakness. I come to believe that Christ
has forgiven me and has given a new purpose for living .He created
every man with specific plan in mind. He has also programmed and
equipped us with His divine power and abilities to fulfill His plan
The vision of the sport ministry was birth after four hours experience
in the place of prayer in year 2004. During this time I was seeking
the face God weather to go into full time ministry because my church
had already commissioned me to Pastor in one of our new branch in
village called Adofure. During my period of waiting, the Lord told
me that He will take me to many Nations of the world through sports
and that He will create the room for me to share the Gospel. To
confirm the word of the Lord, my first international message was
preached in Fresh Anointing International Church Accra Ghana .One
of the west African country ,through sport. To God be the glory.
In 2006, I was in a sport camp in Ijebuod, Ogun state, south west
of Nigeria for the preparation for one of the largest competition
in Nigeria National sports festival 2006]. The Lord also gave me
the opportunity to coordinate the camp fellowship. I was able to
preach to about five hundred people. During the camp, I received
a vision to start sport's Digest ,a Christian Magazine. The purpose
of the was to raise Godly sports superstar .I began to pray and
trust God for money to publish the first edition of the sport's
Digest As God will have it ,my brother came back from commonwealth
games [Melbourne Australia] and gave me one hundred dollars to acquire
an accommodation for myself [a room].Instead, I decided to use the
money to publish the first edition of the magazine. In December
2007 I was in minister conference and the Lord further spoke to
me that I should raise for Him youth that will expand His kingdom
To achieve this purpose ,ROYALGOLD GLOBAL SPORTS OUTREACH INTIATIVE
started. Since the commencement of the ministry, the Lord has been
faithful to us.
Our prayer is that the Lord will send faithful men
that will support the vision with what He has blessed them with.
There are so many grounds to cover for Jesus. We pray that the Lord
will find you and I faithful as we Network together for expansion
of His Kingdom. God bless.