Luke Thornton

Class of '05

Place of service: The Pearl Church - Uganda Mission Trip

Why I Serve

I serve because I believe that God has called us to serve Him and serve people in response to everything He has done for us. My service is one of gratitude and love because of the sacrifice Christ made for us.

How I Serve

Along with six others from my church in Denver, The Pearl Church, I traveled to Uganda to serve Life Church in the capital city of Kampala. Uganda has the youngest population in the world with approximately 75 percent of their people under the age of 25. Shockingly, few churches have a vision for youth. We had the honor and privilege of serving with Life Church during their annual youth conference, GenAlive. Over 600 people attended the conference and God moved mightily; lives were changed, bonds of sin were broken, and people were saved!

I praise God that Life Church has a vision and passion for young people. We also participated in street evangelism, basketball ministry, and Sunday services. I am humbled that God has chosen us to do His great work.