The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it and are safe." Proverbs 18:10. It was the last night of a successful two-week crusade, where Pastor Jovan Whyte of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church had delivered his most powerful sermon yet.
Reminiscing on the evening's proceedings, which included baptisms and testimonies of renewal, he happily headed home, thanking God for using him.
Unbeknown to Whyte, a test of his faith awaited him at his gate.
"When I got [there], it was later than usual, so my neighbours were asleep. The street light on my lane was off, for some strange reason, so I kept my car lights on as I came out and opened the gate.
"Upon returning to my car, a man came from behind an old house and shoved me against my car door, which closed, with my car keys still in the ignition," he said.