Reuben began studying with WEI in late 2020. He listed his religion as “NONE.” “I am not affiliated with any religion, even if my family is Muslim. I am not dependent on the laws of Islam because they are all lies. I am fascinated by the religion of Jesus.”
Reuben studied sporadically until May 2021 when he said he would like to become a Christian. After learning more completely about Christianity, he and his wife were baptized in mid-August. But his road was to be a rocky one.
After the Taliban takeover in mid-August, ninety percent of all Afghans lost their jobs. Reuben borrowed money to live on and could not pay it back. He was arrested and put in debtor’s prison. His wife’s sister in Pakistan sent the money he owed and freed him from jail.
However, while Reuben was in jail, the imam made sure all prisoners prayed five times a day. Reuben refused. He finally had to confess he was a Christian. A few days after his release, he was summoned to court. He had to either appear or be killed at home. He, of course, was found guilty of apostasy, punishable by imprisonment or execution. The sentencing hearing was to be a few days later. During that time, Reuben, his wife, and his children went into hiding where they remain today.
If Reuben had gone to court, he would have been executed. Please pray for them.
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