The family, with 7 children, were Christian, but only in name. The father struggled to provide for his family. Jonathan assisted a mechanic to pay his school fees for Primary Grades 4 -6, and stole money from his father to help his brother pay fees for his education certificate exams. His parents told him to stop stealing.
Jonathan’s aunty who was once a student of Baba Zagi, told his parents to take him to Baba Zagi for proper training, so they did. There Jonathan repented, completed the discipleship training and later came on to CFI for further training and secondary education.