A former Ghanaian fetish priestess, Madam Comfort Adwoa Okorewah, celebrated her 108th birthday surrounded by all 107 of her children.
Okorewah has 10 immediate children, 50 grandchildren, and 47 great grandchildren. While that alone is remarkable, her journey towards faith in Christ is even more amazing.
Okorewah served as a fetish priestess from age 13 to 88 before coming to Christ. In West Africa, a fetish priest or priestess is someone who serves as a mediator between the spirit and the living. They perform rituals to worship and appease spirits.
Her last child, Rev Dora Boateng, a leader of Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry (CEM), while addressing guests at her mum’s birthday, explained that Okorewah had a dream in which she was directed by the Holy Spirit to convert to Christianity in order to gain salvation, and she did just that.
According to Buzz Ghana, Okorewah abandoned her rituals and witchcraft after encountering the Holy Spirit in a dream. She says the Holy Spirit told her she must give her life over to Christ if she wants to be saved.