A young man who was raised in a non-religious home is sharing how he found God for the first time through a skateboard.

Nick grew up in a non-religious home, but thanks to support from a friend and YFC, he is now a proud follower of Jesus.

As a middle-schooler, Nick was invited to join a Wednesday night skateboarding program at Youth For Christ Winnipeg. Nick's friend invited him to spend evenings skateboarding, sharing a meal and conversations about God.

"I went one day and (it was) a pretty exciting day. I had never experienced anything like that before because my parents were atheists," Nick says.

Nick's first introduction to faith was through The Edge, leading him to a life walking with Jesus. Throughout his journey, Nick was able to turn to a friend from YFC for guidance.

"I remember he just asked for a Bible and I gave him one," Nick's friend and YFC Staff member Brad says. "We decided that we were going to have breakfast Bible studies and so we set a date."

Nick's journey to God was supported by his friend Brad and a passion to learn more about God and is excited to continue his faith journey with YFC.

"I am hanging out with this guy and I just saw this montage of us hanging out, reading the Bible," Brad says.

The two bonded and are still skating together and having meaningful conversations about God more than 10 years later with YFC.

Nick is currently a volunteer with The Edge, bringing hope and leading conversations about God with Winnipeg's young people.

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