From Persecutor to Pastor


[ETHIOPIA] Aman persecuted Christians for many years. He organized villagers to stone and try to burn the church. But secretly, Aman felt miserable. One day, he decided to end his own life. Then he had a vision of a man who took him by the hand and took him to the church he had been stoning. The man told him,“This is where you will find salvation.”

But the Christians did not believe Aman when he came to the church for help. When the pastor saw him coming, he drove Aman away, afraid of an attack. But Aman did not give up. On his second visit, the pastor helped him to repent and confess Christ Jesus as His Lord.

Today, Aman is pastoring his own church in another village, where he has led many others, including those who used to persecute the church, to Jesus Christ.

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”

Acts 3:19 (NIV)