Here’s a brief interview with Asia:
Do you have a message for those who’ve prayed for you while you were in prison?
Yes, I have a message for them. God is with you in the exact way He was with me. You are in God’s hands and you are vital.
How did your time in prison change your faith?
My faith has always been strong because my family had a lot of devotion, but it did get stronger because now I know that God is with me—and God doesn’t leave you alone, he is always with us.
How is it possible to endure such difficulties in prison and not doubt God’s existence?
I never doubted, because when I was born, the priest told my mother, “This girl is going to be tested by God.” And my parents kept telling me this story and I knew that this was going to happen someday.
Did you realize you were a symbol of hope and faith while you were in prison?
I had a lot of patience and hope in my heart while I was in prison. And I was certain I would be released one day because I was innocent. I knew that someday I was going to be free. When my father came to visit me, he said that I’ve been accused in the name of Jesus—and I told him I would also be released in the name of Jesus.