8G had the rare privilege earlier this year of meeting a priest who is working as a priest, in secret, in a country that is averse to Christianity. It was a once in a lifetime moment to hear a priest share his faith and his experiences of serving God in an environment that is hostile to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
He spoke quite truthfully about his struggles, the dangers he faced, and those that he was ministering to. It was a humbling moment for all of us who heard his testimony. It was also a reminder that we all have a duty to proclaim the Gospel even in the harshest of environments and that miracles do accompany those who are faithful in their response to the call of God.
The talk certainly made us appreciative of our relative freedoms to practice our faith in this country. Indeed it taught us that in suffering, faith and the Gospel message grow strong.
Our article is deliberately vague due to the sensitive nature of his situation as is the accompanying photograph. The extent to which his talk affected the students was evidenced in the queue of pupils who lined up at the end of the lesson to shake his hand.