PRECIOUS AGBABIAKA: A voice like thunder
‘When you’re the youngest in a Nigerian family, no one listens to you,’ says Precious.
But when God creates thunder, it gets heard.
Precious is a young woman with a voice. She also has a courageous faith.
From the small girl that no one listened to, she has become a young woman brave enough to hear the promptings of God and to choose to follow them.
It started with pursuing a church internship in Nottingham, when everyone said she should come back to London. But she was more interested in God’s voice than the fears and expectations of the people around her. She says the year she spent there has shaped her.
A talented journalist, photographer and videographer, her voice has been heard in publications like The Guardian, Stylist and Glamour magazine. She’s had a blog post go viral – after 90,000 people viewed it, it even got mentioned on a New York radio station.
Now, apart from bringing her communication skills to Seth’s team at Tearfund, she is currently studying for a Masters in Race, Media and Social Justice.
Everything she does is driven by a passion for social justice. Compelled by a deep desire that the things that need to be said, will be heard. That those who are not listened to, will have a voice.
Precious says she picked Tearfund to work at because, ‘Jesus told me to’.
Precious may be young and female and black in a world that sometimes dangerously underestimates the value of each of those attributes, but God has given her a passion and a voice. And a passion to hear his voice.
Let the thunder roll.