Identified In Christ: Sammy Bonner

“It is virtually impossible to fight Love, trust me I have tried.”

During my life I have had many challenges and hurdles that I’ve faced, from the grief of losing a parent at a young age, to completely losing my identity.

From an early age, I knew I was different. I didn’t grow up in a ’normal’ household. I didn’t have a Christian upbringing and I was known in the neighborhood as the weird kid. After being kicked out of home at 15 years old, Jesus found me through people. In 2010, I started my journey with Jesus, wanting to know who He was and who He is.

"Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me."

John 14:6


In 2014 I found an incredible family of people in London who made it their mission to represent Jesus to me, amid a catastrophic identity crisis, which led to me coming out as Trans, changing my name legally, becoming a public profile, and going down a path of darkness.

"Let everything you do be done in love (true love to God and man as inspired by God's love for us)."

1 Corinthians 16:14


This family made it their mission to rescue me, never condoned my behavior nor did they affirm it; they never judged my sins.They simply loved me the way Jesus did (still do) and called out the purpose and destiny that God has for me.

"We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose."

Romans 8:28


At first, I tried to fight God's love for me which seemed too much but; I felt God's love and began to understand His purpose and plans for me. "It is virtually impossible to fight Love, trust me I have tried."

My life mission now is to help people understand the destiny and purpose God has created them for, and to help them walk in that.

"Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 8:39


Watch Sammy's Testimony

We would like to thank our friends at X-Out Loud, Core Issues Trust and Voices of the Silenced for this video.

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