Episode 5

Published on:

26th Feb 2021

Andre Afamasaga: Trauma and Faith

Through years of wrestling with his sexuality , including about 15 years of conversion therapy, Andre comes to a realisation; The grace and acceptance of Jesus that he would share with others as a pastor, was available to him too.

Join Dan and Jo as they continue the conversation with Andre and discover more about his journey to self acceptance as a gay christian islander.

Dealing with the societal stigma of homosexuality is hard enough, however it becomes even more damaging and dangerous when it gets conflated with culture and religion.

By being unashamedly visible, they hope that their stories inspires honest conversations in churches about the prejudiced and damaging beliefs that are often used against LGBTQ+ people who are seeking a safe space to practice their faith.

Trigger warning: This episode discusses conversion therapy and related practices

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About the Podcast

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.