Aleksandar Vitorovic, a 31-year-old Serbian immigrant studying computer scientist in Zurich, Switzerland, first awoke to lay evangelism when he participated in a mission effort in his home country last year. He recognized the voice of God through the encouragement of another believer, and felt impressed to take his next missionary effort abroad.
"I liked very much working for God, and I saw God working through me," Aleksandar says. "I felt I need to do a step forward, and I decided to go out of my comfort zone and do an international mission."
He learned about ShareHim through a friend at the Seventh-day Adventist university on Collonges, France, and signed up for the trip to Côte d’Ivoire. He joined 12 others, mostly from France, in preaching at multiple meetings held throughout the capital Abidjan. There he experienced the challenges and rewards of evangelism. He came home excited to do more, including participating in a church plant project in Lausanne.
"I learned that although we may have difficulties, God is in control, and the gospel will be preached to His glory," he says. "We need to do our best, and to leave the rest to God. He is the One who blesses our efforts and brings people to Him."