Pavle in Serbia

  • Dec. 4, 2018
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Here's a story about Pavle, a 17-year-old who recently attended a Joni and Friends Family Retreat in Serbia. 

I’m Joni Eareckson Tada with a story about Pavle, a 17-year-old who recently attended a Joni and Friends Family Retreat in Serbia.  We traditionally end each week of Retreat with a “talent show,” a chance for everyone to be celebrated for their God-given gifts.  But Pavle is mostly nonverbal and isn’t one for crowds, so no one thought he’d want to participate.  Still, this teenager got up on stage; everyone was stunned to hear him sing a popular Serbian song.  His parents didn’t even know he could sing!  That shock turned to amazement when Pavle continued with a praise chorus he’d heard just that week.  When it was done, he called out, “Thank you, Jesus!”  Pavle’s family hadn’t been keen on the gospel, but God transformed their hearts… especially young Pavle’s.  Learn more about our Family Retreats around the world at joniandfriends.org.

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