The true story of a modern-day persecutor that found salvation. “Everybody thought he was dead. He simply had to be dead.
Nobody could have survived the blast of the bomb that the Colombian army had detonated. Both soldiers and his illegally-armed comrades knew that no human could have survived such a cataclysmic attack. Surely the explosion had blown apart his body, for no one had found any trace of his human remains. This seemed to be great news for the church. For many years this man had devoted his life as an illegal armed fighter to persecuting Christians. … But he did not die in the explosion; the army’s bomb shot him 300 meters like a human cannonball. He miraculously survived both the blast and the fall. A married Christian couple found the injured fighter. They took him into their home and treated his wounds, caring for him throughout his recovery. They also gave him a Bible. In this couple’s simple farmhouse, he learned about the love of the Lord. Weeks later, he decided to change his allegiance and follow Christ” (Open Doors, “From Persecutor to Repentant Christian,” Open Doors, October 23, 2013, https://www.opendoorsusa.org/takeaction/pray/from-persecutor-to-repentant-christian/).