Malaysia: Jeremy’s Story
Every Sunday, 11-year-old Jeremy left his home and walked to church. But he didn’t tell his family goodbye and walk boldly out the front door. Instead, he sneaked out of his bedroom window.
A Messy Life
Jeremy’s mother and stepfather drank a lot of alcohol and often came home drunk. He had no birth certificate or identification telling who he was, because his birth father never registered his birth. “My home was always messy, and my family was always fighting and arguing,” said Jeremy. He finally dropped out of school because he couldn’t concentrate on studying.
Church gave him hope. “I just loved it,” he said. “It was the only thing that brought me joy.” However, after he gave his life to Jesus, he kept his new faith a secret, because his family was Muslim.
But his family discovered his secret and sealed his bedroom window. Jeremy considered running away from home. Instead, he decided to stay and to pray constantly for his family.
After a time, Jeremy moved in with his grandparents who knew he was a Christian. Sadly, his grandfather got sick and died. But, praise God, Jeremy led him to the Lord before his death.
Jeremy knows he still faces struggles in his life, but now he is hopeful for the future. “I want my whole family to come to know the Lord. That’s my longing,” said Jeremy.
(Source: VOM Australia.)
Read more about Christians in Malaysia in Bold Believers in Malaysia, available from the Downloads section.