Open In App

Deafness Didn’t Stop Me from Hearing the Good News

Luke Benoit's Story


Luke Benoit felt as if he was born gay. But, living out that identity in his teenage years didn’t satisfy his search for fulfillment. It just left him even more tired, empty and alone. When he moved cross-country to Anderson, South Carolina, for a fresh start, a friend from school invited him to Fuse, NewSpring’s student ministry. He had been to church when he was younger, but this was the first church he’d ever encountered with an interpreter for the deaf.

One night a friend decided to type out what the preacher was saying, and Luke realized he needed a relationship with Jesus. On January 14, 2015 he asked Jesus into his life! Since then, God is changing him, and he is now on a new path full of lasting joy. Even though it’s still a struggle for him when it comes to being gay, it is clear to him where his satisfaction comes from. Luke knows Jesus has great plans for his life and wants to follow Him.


Watch the video to see how Luke found a new path to lasting joy.

Download the NewSpring App

Like what you just read? Download the NewSpring App for an even better reading experience. You can read, share, and bookmark your favorites quickly and easily from your phone.

We want you to have a safe experience while using our site.

Unfortunately, there are security risks associated with your browser. To keep you protected we will be discontinuing support to this browser. Please visit http://browsehappy.com/ for a secure browser update.