Episode 7

Published on:

12th Mar 2021

Andre Afamasaga: Unashamed

In their final episode with guest Andre Afamasaga, Daniel and Jo discuss the power that comes with being unashamedly authentic.

Recorded in the latter part of 2020, Andre reflects on the first time he introduced himself as a gay christian Samoan man and the power that those words gave him.

Being gay and christian has opened a whole new world however being a minority within a minority group has also come with its set of unique challenges. How does one own their truth in the spaces that they occupy?

Andre, Dan and Jo also reflect on how visible the LGBTQI+ community has become and particularly in the Christian and Seventh Day Adventist communities. In the midst of these conservative spaces, LGBTQI+ christians are making inroads and are being visibly and authentically, Unashamed.

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Enough Room
We are a gay Christian Adventist couple who believe that there is enough room for all in the family of God, no matter what our differences may be. We share stories and voices you may not always hear within our churches. We pray this creates positive conversations of hope and we pray that you may find a place here to be known, to be loved and to be...

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About your hosts

Daniel Laredo

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As a fourth generation Adventist, Daniel has never known life outside the church. He has a Bachelor's degree in music, biblical languages and media production. With much prayer and study, Daniel came to an affirming theological perspective after years of involvement with change ministries. He hopes to encourage others who are on their own journey of discovering their identity in Christ.

Jokatama Prasad

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Born and raised in the church, Jo never expected to find himself being pushed out by it. While Jo’s journey of self acceptance and a search for belonging has been challenging, it led him to find a loving God who was far greater than the sum of his painful experiences and hurt and a return to the church of his childhood. He hopes that all will be able to experience, as he has, a love that not only transforms them but also changes the way they see others.