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A Safe Place to Heal

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For a long time, Peter and his brother, Emmanuel, searched for a place of refuge. They grew up in a Muslim family, and when their father converted to Christianity, they too put their faith in Christ, but it came at a great cost. 

Peter explained, “When my uncles learned my father became a Christian, they killed him. As Christians, we knew Jesus is the only way to heaven. So, we left, because we couldn’t go back to Islam after what happened.” 

Emmanuel said, “We want to follow God. We want to know Him better. That’s why we left.” 

Peter said, “I prayed that if God is really calling me to follow Him, and if He will protect us and guide us, I will serve Him for the rest of my life. With all the dangers along the way, nothing happened to us.” 

In the city, someone told them about Christian Faith Ministries, which is supported in part by CBN’s Orphan’s Promise. Here, they found a place to call home, and have all their needs provided for as they attend school and continue to grow in their faith.  

“I really believe God guided us here,” said Peter. “By God’s grace, I’m getting a good education. My brother and I study together, and if he doesn’t understand something, he’ll come to me, so I can help him.”

In their free time, they often play ping pong and other games, and they have the chance to simply be kids. 

Emmanuel said, “This is a refuge for me and my brother. Not everyone gets the chance that God has given us. I love it here. I know God better here than I did before. On Sundays and Wednesdays, we attend church. I always pray for my family, so they will become Christians and follow Jesus like we do.”

Peter explained, “The leaders here taught me about forgiveness, and that unforgiveness is no different than carrying a heavy load. In forgiving, I can leave what happened in the past behind me and look forward to the good things ahead. Thank you for helping me and my brother, and for your protection. Without you, we would not be here. May God bless you and provide you with everything you need.”

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Dan Reany

Daniel Reany works with domestic and international producers to share stories of God’s love changing people’s lives. His main focus is on CBN’s humanitarian work. He holds an MA in anthropology, and volunteers with the Order of St. John. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy travel, medieval reenactments, and hosting events.