From witchcraft to Jesus

Last updated: 13 January 2017

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Young people across sub-Saharan Africa are turning their lives around as they engage with the Bible. Help us reach more young people with God’s word.

Emmanuel went from a life of witchcraft and crime to a relationship with Jesus, after experiencing the parable of the Good Samaritan. You can help us today to reach more young people with the life-changing message of God’s word.

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The scars on Emmanuel’s arm are an ongoing reminder of his initiation into witchcraft at the age of 15. But it is the words of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel that created a greater lasting impact, after our team shared the parable of the Good Samaritan with him at his orphanage in Congo Brazzaville.

You can help us share the Bible with more young people across sub-Saharan Africa. Your gift of £20 will help us offer the voice of hope and a future to turnaround more young lives like Emmanuel’s.

Emmanuel’s story

Our team shared the parable of the Good Samaritan through drama, as well as giving out copies of
Luke’s Gospel.

Living in an orphanage since the age of nine, Emmanuel was vulnerable. When a local group lured him into witchcraft, it was the start of a dramatic downward spiral.

Our team shared the parable of the Good Samaritan through drama, as well as giving out copies of Luke’s Gospel.

Fighting and stealing became commonplace activities for Emmanuel. The witchcraft group taught him mantras and spells, and he was being groomed to be a criminal.

The Good Samaritan showed me how to live differently

But when our team turned up one day at Emmanuel’s orphanage and shared the story of the Good Samaritan, giving out copies of Luke’s Gospel, things began to change.

The story that changed his life

Emmanuel has been motivated by the parable of the Good Samaritan
to help more at his orphanage.

‘The Good Samaritan showed me how to live differently’, said Emmanuel. He made the decision to follow Jesus, and has a desire for others to do the same.

‘I started praying and reading my Bible. I want to tell young people like me to avoid bad things and accept Jesus Christ.’

Emmanuel is working hard at school, hoping to become an accountant one day. He has a new purpose for his life.

Just £20 can get two teenagers to one of our Good Samaritan workshops and provide them with copies of Luke’s Gospel. Please join over 3,700 others in giving to our work across sub-Saharan Africa, and help turn more young lives like Emmanuel’s around.

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