While many younger people are fleeing the Balkans, God is calling one World Challenge scholarship student and others like him back to their homeland.
I come from east Macedonia, and I was raised up in a Christian family. All of my life, I’ve known who God is. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit when I was eleven and then baptized in water when I was fifteen.
Because I didn’t have Christian friends, though, I lived in the world. I started to gamble, drink and go to clubs with my friends.
I sat on two chairs, one in the world and one with God. I knew something was wrong, that I should change my life, but I liked having my own way. I told myself, ‘My father is a pastor, and every Sunday I sit in church, so I’m safe. I’m going to heaven.’