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POSTED | July 25, 2014 - YFC International Volunteer Coordinator Jeannette Thiessen
Teen Serving in Slovakia 19 year old Ontario teen through music
Luke Benjamin is 19 years old and just left Ontario to serve with Youth for Christ in Slovakia/Eastern Europe for one year. This is a courageous step considering he didn't speak any Slovak before he arrived.
But, there is a language that breaks all the language barriers of the world, and Luke "speaks" it very well – MUSIC!
His musical skills and passion for worship (he plays guitar, bass and sings) made him a perfect fit for serving with the music-oriented ministry of YFC Slovakia.
Through YFC Slovakia Luke got connected to the band "TNT Worship". This band has a passion to see a revival in the Catholic church of Slovakia and would love to see more unity among the different denominations within Slovakia. Luke is now playing with them on a regular basis.
Isn’t that incredible? Luke has the opportunity to become part of shaping the culture and history of Slovakia’s church, while serving there for a short time! He is very thankful for that privilege!
For us, the Global Engagement team, it is an honour and a joy to walk alongside young people like Luke whom God calls to build the Kingdom of God worldwide.
If you know of any young Jesus-Follower between age 18-25, who is looking for an opportunity to serve in the worldwide family of Youth for Christ, feel free to refer them to our International Volunteer Coordinator Jeannette Thiessen