Some of AMG’s national leaders live and minister in areas where Christians are at risk. To avoid jeopardizing their safety and security, the identities have been obscured in online material.
S.T. lives in a very impoverished area in Asia that is also dangerous for Christians. In 2006, the idol-worshipping community he lived in forced him to work in the temple. S.T. started studying the Bible in secret. Through scripture, S.T. left the temple and vowed to give his life to Christ. That same year, S.T. started sharing his faith publicly. In 2009 and 2010, S.T. was tortured for his beliefs, and once again forced to work in the temple. He was tied up, beaten, and subjected to unusual physical torture for refusing to convert. Trusting that God would deliver him from his captors, he looked for opportunities to escape. S.T. escaped and found refuge at a Christian friend’s house. After hiding for two years, in 2013, he secretly started a church, but when the extremists found out, his family’s house was looted, and they endured mental torture. S.T. continues to preach the Gospel and the agony that he has endured has only made his faith stronger. He wishes to respond in love and kindness and share his faith with those that have hurt him and his family. Thank you for partnering with this dedicated national leader.