Pastor escapes Eritrean prison camp to tell of hardships facing believers
An escapee of Eritreaâ€™s prison camps and pastor recently spoke with persecution relief agency Barnabas Fund about the horrible conditions facing imprisoned believers there.
Gabriel was first put in jail by the Eritrean government in 1998 before being released, then imprisoned again under a sentence that was only supposed to last six months but ended up lasting three years before finally fleeing the country to Kenya and later Australia.
â€śSometimes you dispute with God, why you let me go through this hardship?â€ť he said in an interview. â€śBut when you start reading the Bible, when you pray devotion daily, automatically your mind clicks, you are in the main wayâ€”the way you are supposed to go.â€ť...
This man has a great testimony regarding how the Lord sustained his faith.
The enemies of the Lord and His redeemed are numerous. Grateful that they are just small dust on the scales from the Lord's perspective, spiders in the hand of an Angry God. Grateful for His mercy toward me and my family.
Jim, are you still in bed? You havenâ€™t accused this man of whining. Of course anyone living under such harsh conditions as yours certainly has a right to look down on the minor suffering of others. By the way, I know an entomologist who would like to meet you. He said heâ€™s never seen a humbug.