Between heavy-metal studs and purple pictures of angels and glories is Joan Ladekjær. She is a part of The Inner Mission Youth in Copenhagen, and has chosen the Christian community over her biological family. To her, Gods love is more than you'll ever get from a human being.
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Joan Ladekjær 22 years old is attending a christmas ceremony at the christian community Inner Mission.
"My father died when I was 16 years old and
my mother when I was one and a half year," she says.
Joan Ladekjær at her friend Laila Arnfast Hansen's home where she lives most of the time.
"They mock me a lot because of my faith.
That I can forget about being a biologist, if I am so stupid believing in God. Nothing I do is really good
enough for my family," Joan Ladekjær says.
Joan Ladekjær at Laila's place.
"When he took my father, I was
really offended for three months. I did not speak with God, I did not read the Bible, I did not pray," she says.
"I believe that everything in the Bible is true. I do this also from a lot of scientific facts.
I am studying biomedicine and pharmaceutical chemistry.
I have not yet experienced, that there has been any problems with the Bible versus biology.
And that is how I see it, because the original human being in biology was black. Adam and Eve could easily have been black. Garden of Eden could easily have been a very hot place, where it required that you had much melanin," she says.
One of the brothers from Inner Mission Youth
Brother and sister from Inner Mission Youth. Regular evening with prayers and bible reading.
Laila Arnfast Hansen is prayed for as she is going through some tough decisions about her life.
Brothers sing at an evening event in Inner Mission Youth
Joan Ladekjær is getting prepared for a christmas ceremony at the christian Inner Mission community. Her friend Laila Arnfast Hansen is helping her with the curls.
Christmas ceremony at the christian community Inner Mission