Story by Adventist Journey Staff
Dr. Bemnet Meried is an evangelist living in Virginia. Born into a Seventh-day Adventist family in Eritrea, he always wanted to be a doctor. After the Adventist churches were closed in Eritrea during his teen years, Meried went to college and medical school. He graduated and was working when he decided he needed to escape. After months of struggles, Meried arrived in California and a heard a sermon that changed his life—and his mission.