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The secret missionary who lost her faith

Canadian Amber Scorah was an undercover Jehovah's Witness missionary in China until she started to doubt her own beliefs.

Amber Scorah grew up in Canada in a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was passionate about her belief and moved to Shanghai to become an undercover missionary – undercover because of the restrictions on religious preaching in China. She was determined to convert people, but ended up doubting her own faith. However Amber knew that if she left the religion, she would be ostracised from her community and family. She tells Emily Webb her story.

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Image: Amber Scorah
Credit: Lee Towndrow

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Thu 15 Aug 2019 03:06GMT