Jacques Gomis* – Senegal
Jacques Gomis was contacted by Giscard Sagna to be a Young Life leader in 2010. At the time, he was his church’s children’s leader and didn’t know anything about the Young Life ministry, he wasn’t a true Christian at the time. He was raised in a non-Christian home where his parents believed in practicing sorcery. He was always sent to the local witch doctor when he didn’t feel good. After witnessing the ministry of Young Life and seeing the love of Christ, he began to walk with Jesus. He started a real realationship with Jesus and was prepared as he set off on his journey with Young Life ministry. Later, he attended RIKA (new staff training) in Tanzania and he received his first personal Bible with the pocket money that he was given to use for the trip. As he leaned into the training and heard testimonies from so many who were choosing the same path as him, he was touched and encouraged to continue in faith as he walked with the Lord and started doing ministry with Young Life. Today, his life has changed as a result of his involvement with Young Life and he is now a staff member in Senegal. He is an area director and is blessed to be able to share the love of Christ with teens, to disciple them, and to watch them grow and begin to disciple others as well.
*Sponsor opportunity available.
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