Jacques Gomis – Senegal
Jacques is a sincere and generous leader who has a gift of listening well to others. In 2010, Jacques was asked to be a Young Life leader by a staff member named Giscard. Jacques was asked because he helped out with the children’s ministry at the local church. Jacques accepted the invitation because he loved working with kids, and later realized that Young Life was a ministry. However, it was difficult for Jacques to practice Christianity because his parents required him to partake in common Islamic practices.
As Jacques was preparing for a Young Life trip to Tanzania, he bought his first personal Bible. Both receiving the Bible and hearing the testimonies that others shared about their relationships with Christ transformed Jacques’ life. From then on, he decided to become a true follower of Jesus, and wanted to be obedient to Christ so that he could be a role model to teenagers within Senegal. Young Life changed Jacques’ life, and he now serves as an area director in Senegal. We are so thankful to have such an attentive and earnest leader as Jacques!
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