Beniamin Vozan – football missionary

Matthew 28: 18-20 is for us Christians one of the most important passages regarding our purpose once we are saved. Every Christian is called to be a missionary to some degree. Every son and daughter of God is called to serve Him and his/her fellow men. One such servant who fulfills exactly the command of the Lord Jesus is Benjamin Vozan. 

Benjamin is a 20-year-old young man. He is a student of the International Mission School – Precept Ministries Eurasia, second year, at the football faculty and he is also a student of the Technical University in the specialty of engineering and management in telecommunications. 

“Growing up in a Christian family, I knew from an early age how to distinguish between good and bad. I accepted Christ several times, but it was a superficial repentance, and after a while I did what everyone else did, I spoke badly, I told lies, I did ugly deeds. But at the age of 15, on January 2, 2015, I decided to start a new year and a new life, with a changed heart, I really wanted to follow God. On June 21, 2015, I publicly confessed my faith and received baptism in water” – reported the young missionary. 

Spending his youth serving the Lord with all the strength and zeal he has, Benjamin thus invests in his life after death, eternal life with God. He does mission work in two villages in Moldova, in the village of Leuşeni, Teleneşti district and Neculăieuca village, Orhei district. 

“The reason I do this ministry is for all the children who come to training to know God and grow as disciples of Jesus. And another reason is for the children to have an occupation because that’s what I wanted when I was a child, but I didn’t have the opportunity, that’s why I want the children to spend time doing something useful for the soul and body,” said Benjamin.

At football training, children also do Bible study, studying courses for children using the inductive method. At the moment, Benjamin teaches the courses “Boy, I’ve got problems” and “Wrong way, Jonah!” Football training takes place once a week. Here, too, Benjamin told us about his plans for the near future. 

“With God’s help, I plan to open another football group. And I want to grow trustworthy people among the children I train now, so that they, themselves, can become disciples for Jesus Christ.” How beautiful when the purpose of life is well established according to the Word of God.

Aurel Vicliuc

Translated by Liza Bîrlădeanu