Published on February 1st, 2012
Mann was born into a Muslim family in Malaysia. It is against the law for anyone to share the truth of Jesus with a Malay person in Malaysia. (Malaysia has many citizens whose ancestors came from China and India, and they are allowed to be Christians. However, the government expects all Malays to be Muslim.)
But Mann learned about God’s plan of salvation for sinners through Jesus, and he gave his life to Christ! Later he married a Christian woman, and they had baby girl.
When Mann and his wife tried to leave the hospital after their baby was born, a doctor stopped them. “He told us that my wife must become a Muslim,” said Mann. “They told us that we had to get married again in the Islamic faith in order to take our daughter home.” (Islam is the religion of Muslims.)
“I refused to get married in the Islamic faith,” Mann said. “To do that would be to deny Christ, and I can’t do that.”
Soon after they left the hospital, Mann and his wife began to get phone calls from religious officials, who now realized that Mann had become a Christian. He and his family moved to another town. He is fearful that he may be put in jail or forced to live apart from his family. “I live in fear,” he said. But I spend a lot of time in prayer.”
Pray that Christian families in Malaysia will not be separated. Read about a Christian family from Malaysia that was separated.