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Highlight series 7: John Marion - Australian Southern Territorial Youth Ministry Development Coordinator

Highlight series 7: John Marion - Australian Southern Territorial Youth Ministry Development Coordinator

Highlight series 7: John Marion - Australian Southern Territorial Youth Ministry Development Coordinator

30 December 2017

John Marion – Australia Southern Territory Youth Ministry Development Coordinator


I work with teenagers and I’ve come to understand that life can be really tough for them.

They’re facing pressures at school, a busy world, poverty, and abuse. When I look back at 2017, what inspires me is how they can follow the example of Jesus, despite their own circumstances and backgrounds.

One young person noticed that a friend was having a tough time, and took him to the movies, paying for his ticket. Another young person saw that a friend was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts and reached out to let them know that they weren’t alone.

One young person took a stand for human rights and raised awareness about family violence. 

I was privileged to travel to Central Australia with a group of young people to serve remote indigenous communities and saw how they took on the challenge with courage and grace. 

The young people I work with are facing extraordinary pressures.

They also come from a variety of different backgrounds with different advantages and disadvantages, but I am inspired when I see how they can follow the example of Jesus. Life is tough for teenagers, but with Jesus, they can change the world.

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