The Gospel Gives Peace
Serob says this hopelessness caused him to lose faith in God, and he enlisted in the army. “Like every Armenian guy, I was very proud to protect my homeland and I joined the Army.”
Now married with children, he says the realities of war deepened his disillusionment. “I saw so many dangers when I was in the Army. I felt empty inside,” he says. Serob’s mother-in-law became a believer, and tried to talk to him about God. “I did not believe a word she said. I was still very angry with God,” he says.
One day, Serob’s wife wanted to invite people over for a Project Philip Bible study. “I got angry and told her no,” Serob remembers. “But I felt guilty and relented. I told her they could host these meetings, but I added that I would never be present during their Christian meetings.”
For weeks, the group would come over, and Serob retreated to his room. “I avoided meeting the believers, but I listened to everything they said. I started to like the Bible study lessons.” He started to find reasons to be home on meeting days. “I decided to be present in the meeting. It was quite a step, but I did it.” Once Serob began to study the Word of God, he became a faithful member of the group. “I was baptised over the summer,” he beams.
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