In March 2010 an evangelist from Bwera Full Gospel Church spoke at Susan’s school, and she decided to trust Christ for her salvation.
“I heard the message of Christ’s great love of him dying for us to get everlasting peace, and there and then I decided to believe in Christ,” she said from her hospital bed. “After a month, news reached my father that I had converted to Christianity, and that was the beginning of my troubles with him. Our father warned us not to attend church or listen to the gospel message. He even threatened us with a sharp knife that he was ready to kill us in broad daylight in case we converted to Christianity.”
There have been many discussions on this blog about what a true Christian is and Susan is a living example In the face of profound persecution, she holds on to the faith that God gives her. She doesn't run away. She doesn't recant. She does not "put her hand to the plow and look back." She does not console her self of her inability to know Jesus by saying no one does. She does know Jesus. It's the only way to explain how she is able to endure as she has. We need to pray for people like Susan because she isn't the only one suffering because she refuses to back down from Jesus. There are many people all over the world who don't have it as cushy as we have it in the United States.
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