If you have a young person in your life who is looking for a gap year experience with a focus on being established in their identity in Christ, living in community, in some of the most amazingly beautiful places in the world, I know of no better place than Torchbearers. I can’t recommend this ministry enough. When I was a young man I heard the message of the abiding life of Christ by founder Major Ian Thomas for the first time, and the liberating message of “Christ in you” continues to inspire and animate my life with the Gospel. Find out more at