From Atheism to Belief

Brian & Melissa Verdugo, National Ministry Coordinators, Pioneering ministry in The Seychelles

africa“Is there really a God?” Amelie asked.

Look around.”

She looked.

Someone had to create everything, Someone had to create you,” I answered.

That day Amelie believed in God and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour. She is one of several young people coming from an atheistic background that attend Campus Life. Amelie was one of 59 youth that recently accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

The young people ask a lot of questions that we try our best to answer. Questions about things like:

  • The End Times
  • Is Ebola God’s judgement?
  • How Jesus could be God and man.
  • Who created God?
  • And sometimes even silly questions like, why is fruit good for you?

Lessons Learned

africa2When we asked the young people what they had learned about God in Campus Life over the last few months here are some of the things that they said:

  • He saves us.
  • Loves us
  • Listens to us
  • Cares about our feelings
  • Helps us in decisions
  • Helps us in temptation
  • Has a plan for us and good things for us to do.

At the end of every small group at Campus Life the young people fill out a response card to the lesson. Here is one that Lyanne wrote this month: “God I know that my sin has separated me from you. Thank you that Jesus Christ died in my place.”

Out of the approximately 400 young people  that have come through Campus Life not one of them was able to tell us correctly how we are saved when they first came. It is rewarding to hear the young people who have been coming for several months now be able to clearly explain the Gospel.


africa3We are dealing with a lot of challenging things that the young people are facing such as: sexual abuse, predators on social media, physical and emotional abuse, being bullied, abandonment, and the death of parents.

A few months ago we shared with you how Sarah’s father committed suicide. Sarah recently told some of the young people that Brian is her father now. Please, pray for the whole Campus Life team to have wisdom in these difficult situations.