Field Report from Meeting of the Board of Youth for Christ International
Praise God for what He is doing through you, through Youth for Christ International (YFCI), in “closed” nations around the world. Though we cannot share real names and specific nations, know that YFCI is actively involved in reaching young people in these difficult places.
The YFCI Annual Report contains information, stories and statistics about the great things God is doing through Youth for Christ in our field ministries and 4 ministry areas: Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East & North Africa (EMENA).
The majority of the world’s teenagers don’t live in your neighborhood or mine. The largest percentage of the world’s young people live in the 48 least-developed nations. That means many of them are dealing with poverty, violence, and exploitation. Even more significantly, many are without hope and don’t have a relationship with Jesus.
A program for teenage girls who are unhappy about their appearance, have emotional problems and/or have difficulty establishing and keeping healthy relationships has been developed by YFC in the Netherlands and made available in English for use worldwide.
The role of Youth for Christ is to alert teenagers, the hundreds of millions of them who live in war-torn, violence-ridden, heartache-filled cities, that Jesus, their Lord, their lover and their listener is riding in to bring them the peace that passes ALL understanding.
In Auckland, New Zealand, at the relaunch of Youth for Christ this week, a beautiful 30 voice choir of Samoan children and teenagers sang, “Here I am Lord, it is I Lord!” There is a generation ready and waiting and able to be on mission for their Master. The role of Youth for Christ is … Continued
Geordon Rendle, International President One of my “favourite” countries is Bolivia. The Bolivian people are resilient, gracious and entrepreneurial. Bolivia also has the onerous position of being one of the top five poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. Just last week we were together with the Latin American Region in Brazil. The nation best represented, … Continued
Neil O’Boyle appointed the National Director of Youth for Christ in Britain.
700 staff are being supported by a national team as they connect with thousands of youth to make a national impact.
On November 2nd, Geordon Rendle, YFC International President, will be running the New York City Marathon with Ray Villegas, the local New York YFC staff member. Ray and Geordon will be “Progging” – prayer jogging 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of New York city!
Hear Dan Wooding’s interview with YFCI Presidents David Wraight & Geordon Rendle below. The interview will air on KWVE Radio Network (www.kwve.com) and many other stations in the US, UK and Belize, on Sunday, December 8th.
David Wraight describes the exciting place in which Youth for Christ finds itself, introduces Geordon Rendle as the next president, and invites participation in the Leadership Legacy Fund to launch Youth for Christ into a new era of growth and effectiveness.
Majoqui had just turned 13 when the local Mara (gang) leaders recruited him. He really didn’t have much of a choice, either join the gang or he and his family would die. In the first week with the Maras Majoqui’s loyalty was brutally tested—he was given a gun and forced to take the life of … Continued
Determined to make the most of an opportunity to share Jesus with young people in Afghanistan, Anastasia set out on a trek across the Xinjiang region of China.
Like you, Youth for Christ staff and volunteers were horrified by the riots in London, Birmingham, and Manchester that led to the deaths of three young men who were trying to protect local businesses from vandals. In the face of rising unrest, wanton destruction, and criminality, many young people are making a positive difference by leading clean-up operations across the country.
Youth for Christ is training leaders to serve and share the life-saving message of Jesus in some of the most dangerous areas of the world, and we are expanding our global reach to include China’s 20 million Muslims, eight million of which live in the province of Xinjiang, China.
Douglas Coupland, one of the most incisive and popular social commentators on the youth community of the Western World, concludes that he and his generation are emotionally, relationally and spiritually bankrupt – and that the answer to their desperate need is a relationship with God.
Youth for Christ is on the ground in Japan right now, providing care and compassion to the victims. We need your continued support, because there is still much to be done.
This young man surrendered his life to Christ and walked away from violence and death, and into the light of His Word. His mother, too, came to follow Jesus shortly after her son. Now, both of their lives are forever changed…and the world is safer for it.
In a North African village, a desperate Muslim mother was trying to save her son.
“Please come home; I am sick and about to die.”
His mother had told him a lie – she was not sick, and she was not dying – but she had to do what she could in order to get him back home to her.
A look at the importance of being physically and emotionally invested in the lives of those we care about (incarnational) and purposefully providing others with an opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ (intentional)
David shares four responses of the Church to the Millennial Generation and challenges us to empower young people to be on the cutting edge of mission and ministry, with the freedom to make decisions and respond to the constant changes in culture.
Insightful article from USA Today looks at how the Millennial Generation is helping others despite a difficult economy.