As he began to open up about his home life, it was clear to see he was hurting and crying out for attention…
YFC Moscow partners with “More than Gold” to creatively introduce attendees to the good news.
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.
This year in Botswana, local volunteers started a new weekly club at a high school called MegaSize, reaching over 230 students.
Gemstones and a glass vase provide a power illustration that helps a young woman understand how God truly sees her.
The adventure is on when Sebastian and Carlos travel to their destination, where they thank God for having them as a team and for the great experience. Join them in this short video filmed at Bolivar City, Colombia. YFC Colombia has been working through this method helping youth live and stay healthy but over all bring them closer to God.
Four classes journeyed through the Stations and heard that Lord Jesus was condemned, tortured and crucified for our sins. Listened to a worship song, prayed together, talked about God’s sacrifice, love and mercy for us and heard the Good News that Christ has risen from the dead!
University students in Poland are connecting over Christian music, hot topics, delicious food, and prayer through a new project called “Evacuation.”
“Hope Girls, one of the social involvement ministries of Youth for Christ in Tanzania has for the past three years been educating and training marginalised girls and helping them find gainful employment. Last year a group of eighteen girls completed their secondary [high school] education. This year we will help train jobless young people in … Continued
We pray peace and joy to you, it has been long since we sent out our newsletter of this nature. Please see attached our newsletter. May I ask you take some time to read through. Thank you once again for your love and support.
Regards, Pascal W Nyulahe, National Director, YFC Tanzania.
Visits to several children’s institutions, including puppet shows, presentations, gifts and sweets, have opened the door for continued access in Moscow.
Almost 200 young people from across the UAE and Oman gathered to learn more about how to share their faith with their peers, just after another event provided a powerful weekend for youth leaders to connect, to be encouraged and to be equipped for ministry.
Representatives of YFCI initiative “Foundation for the Nations” return with positive reports and helpful information after a visit to a village where beneficiaries underwent leadership training.
Kyle Wynja | Chairman, Board of Directors, Denver (Colorado, USA) Youth for Christ Our ministry is built story by story. And what a story God has written for Denver Area Youth For Christ this year. 2016 – A Remarkable Year With God’s grace and your encouragement, our ministry’s story in 2016 is a remarkable one: … Continued
The Rock Solid program – a club ministry for intermediate (middle school) age young people – is underway again with the start of a new school year in the Czech Republic. The girls of Rock Solid had their first girl´s party of the new school year and had a fantastic time. Although it was a … Continued
For the eighth year in a row, Youth for Christ was able to run a “Stations of the Cross” event, providing more than 600 people with a unique encounter with the passion of Jesus.
Youth for Christ in Antigua hosted a 13 member Project Serve team from Highlands Youth for Christ in Canada. The team participated in a week long Kids Live club. 70 children showed up each day for the club. The children were taught songs and a Bible lesson. They played games and the sessions ended with the … Continued
In the first week of March, Youth for Christ in Trinidad & Tobago had the pleasure of hosting Seth Binford, who is a part of the Youth for Christ International Digital Field Team. The International Digital Field Team is in the process of doing pilot projects that produce custom ministry videos for Youth for Christ nations. Seth … Continued
28 Youth for Christ leaders met to be trained as Coaches. The Coaching process teaches ways to use powerful questions to guide someone’s own journey in life. The end goal is to develop a pool of Russian-speaking Coaches for the Region.
Italy seeks to recruit an English-speaking or French-speaking intern and also a team who could come to run a camp for their ministry to African refugees.
Youth for Christ in Armenia is partnering with a local organisation to open 3 Day Centres for children in need. As a result of this partnership, 80 children will continually hear about and experience the Good News of Jesus Christ.
A prayer event in Trinidad & Tobago shows what kids are capable of doing when they are released to pray.
Jozef Gabor, Chairman of the Board of Youth for Christ in Slovakia, tells his Youth for Christ story. He has been involved with Youth for Christ since its beginning in Slovakia and is now seeing some of those first youth join the Board to serve the next generations.
A group of 30 Syrian youth workers received advanced youth ministry training to assist with discipleship ministries in their communities back home.
Eight representatives from the poor nation of Bolivia raised funds to attend the LatAm Regional Conference, where they blessed fellow attendees in a number of ways.
Youth for Christ celebrates the enduring goodness of God to their ministry and to the youth they have seen touched by the Gospel and discipled over the last 50 years.
Leaders in training organised a 3 day summer camp for 100 Syrian refugee youth, many of whom are learning to approach God in prayer.
Board members from Germany visit Czech Republic, France and Northern Ireland to gain new perspective on the ministry of Youth for Christ in their region.
National Director of Poland, Bartek Jakoniuk, shares about Youth for Christ’s 1 to 1 Contact project, a conference for young couples, a family picnic outreach, the Narnia community centre outreach, and a plan to provide school books and accessories to needy children as school starts.
Young people and pastors from various cities benefited from two training seminars on leadership and received Bibles and books which they will be able to take with them and use in their local ministry efforts.
Ukrainian National Director Oleksandr Dubinin benefited from staff training which has served him and his country well through a new season of ministry transition.
Angola shares their ministry report for 2014, highlighting their work on evangelism, discipleship, social involvement and leadership development.
Desiring to make young people aware of how humans are pulled into modern day slavery and to help them recognise circumstances that can lead to slavery, Youth for Christ Serbia has produced a new CD that highlights the problem of human trafficking.
A refugee crisis in Sicily is opening doors for ministry to new arrivals from Africa.
Italy benefits from a cage donation and visitors from the Netherlands, who helped them set up their own Cage soccer ministry.
Youth for Christ in Malaysia was encouraged by two events last month held in Malacca and Tampin where more than one dozen young people welcomed Christ into their lives. Another 80 expressed an interest to know more about Jesus.
743 people have become followers of Jesus, 24 new ministry programs have been pioneered, and 392 African leaders have been trained in different types of ministry.
Denmark launches a program that works with the Danish State Church to introduce young people to Jesus as part of their confirmation.
This 500 mile, 5 day “Brickyard 2 Bridge” venture raises funds for Youth for Christ’s pioneering ministry in a South Asian country whose young people are in desperate need of life’s basics and the Message of Christ. 2018 Pledges and Donations Now Accepted.
Open doors for Youth for Christ are helping staff to run outreach programs for young Syrian refugees.
Learn about “myLife” – a British life and social skills program for disengaged, or young people who are at risk of offending, in custody or being resettled.
Having completed a successful Christmas Outreach in Romania, Youth for Christ sets its sights on two summer evangelistic outreaches, connecting with young people through the arts.
Near East Initiative engages youth by training, mobilising and encouraging volunteer youth workers from local church and organisations.
A class of 30 young women recently graduated from a Crisis Pregnancy Rehab program, after learning skills in tailoring, making jewelry, liquid soap, woolen mats and more.
Day Center students are celebrating graduations, a special anniversary, and growth while former students give back as volunteers.
A young leader attends Canada’s Summer Institute, KPOP concert reaches 5000, George’s story illustrates the reward of faithfulness, and more.
Venu’s life had been haunted by the fear of witchcraft which led him to end up on the streets of Hyderabad. Your support ensures that YFC staff around the world are trained and resourced so they can reach the Venu’s of this world with the life changing message of Christ.
Team members from Montreal bless 60 young people in Haiti, serving them through mission with, among other things, a training on Christian Leadership.
Youth for Christ, in partnership with local churches, runs outreach clubs, a discipleship program and home visits, participates in trauma retreats, organises outreach events and a summer camp, trains Syrian youth workers, and provides for some of the Syrian refugee families’ physical needs, and distributes Bibles and Christian literature.
Doors have opened in 16 more schools to do more ministry, and young people are being mentored by key role models, with many stories of success and leadership transformation.
A look at what can happen when a youth ministry dares to ask “What will young people of the future be doing?”
Haiti’s National Director reports on a Christmas party at which they hosted 150 guests – and introduces a vision for new land and construction to expand the ministry of Youth for Christ there.
Young people prepare to converge on Montego Bay for a national talent competition showcasing their skills in music, speech, quiz and dance.
Youth for Christ helped at two counseling retreats for Syrian youth in Lebanon, in addition to hosting a camp for the youth refugees.
A “Worth the Wait” youth camp attracted 140 young people, teaching them to proclaim the good news – which they did in the streets, where 164 gave their lives to Christ.
A summer program in Taiwan reaches out to young people through role playing games, focusing on the inner crises and challenges faced by youth.
Believing that the most qualified people to reach the youth of Australia are the youth of Australia, Youth for Christ has designed a Young Evangelist Training Camp that is taking place in five locations this year.
Seeing new fruit from ministry, hearing stories of young people making decisions for God, and experiencing new opportunities to expand its mission, Youth for Christ in Australia attributes its forward momentum to a look back at Youth for Christ’s early days as “an evangelistic youth movement’.
Youth for Christ was able to host a team from Denmark to run a program for 30 children of prisoners, sharing with them about God’s love through Jesus.
Young people are learning about hope in Christ through skateboard and surfing ministries.
Attendees at a pioneering conference in Madagascar resolve to identify new pioneers, to document city cultures, to perform spiritual mapping exercises, and to pioneer ministry in seven new cities over the next three years.
A team of people from Youth for Christ recently helped with a church planting mission, serving the community and sharing the Gospel.
40 young people gave up 3 months of their holiday to train and participate in the work of youth evangelism.
A camp for orphan children sees new openness to the gospel, in addition to providing discipleship opportunities for previous participants, and launching a dream to connect homes and churches to help orphans find true community and family within the body of Christ.
A partnership with two local churches enabled two missions through which 53 people gave their lives to Jesus.
Tanzania has recently opened a Development Studies Centre to reach out to the community through education and is seeking partners to help with a number of needs.
Youth for Christ has open doors in four public high schools and has been offered a work position in one of the two rehabilitation centers for young gang members who are in prison.
The leader of a marijuana cartel has pleaded with staff to take him to church so he can be delivered.
Teens in Botswana learn to ROAR at a summer camp in Gabarone.
Haverhill Schools Initiative is a Christian charity running since 1995 in Haverhill and Clare. It is associated with British Youth for Christ, with similar centres across the UK. The aim of HSI is to provide a live Christian perspective and help young people to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, by effectively sharing faith and experiences, and showing how to approach life as a Christian.
Youth for Christ in the Wirral Peninsula provides a summary of recent and upcoming ministry to primary and secondary schools, as well as through drug, alcohol and relationship awareness, Youth Heroes Awards, and more.
Children and their families come together with Youth for Christ staff to celebrate the seventh anniversary of a day care centre that continues to provide mentoring and compassionate assistance to those in need.
Youth for Christ in Croatia shares about the impact of the inspirational Nick Vujičić event – the largest evangelical event in Croatia since the Billy Graham crusade in the 1960’s.
National Director Abu Conteh reports on a children’s club, rastafarian outreach, HIV / AIDS awareness, ministry to sex trade workers, family ministry, prayer ministry and more.
A secret follower of Jesus is forced to leave his country to avoid being conscripted by Islamic fundamentalists to fight for their cause, and ends up becoming a national coordinator for a Youth for Christ ministry in his new country.
Kenya’s National Director shares ministry reports from around the country after visiting many Youth for Christ staff and volunteers.
Learn how investing in one young leader has resulted in nearly 200 other young people being mobilized, over 10,000 people being served and provided with an opportunity to follow Jesus, and a whole region in Rwanda being impacted by the transformational power of the Kingdom of God.
Greenwich YFC celebrates ten packed days of activities during the Olympics involving over four hundred volunteers from eleven churches ministering to over 1000 young people.
A café in the disaster area of Japan will enable Youth for Christ to offer a good community space, will serve as a place of worship, and will provide potential to start some English classes, music events, weekly meetings and other outreaches in the affected area.
Youth for Christ in Uganda was privileged to host a team of sixteen from Youth for Christ in Minnesota from June 6-20, 2012.
Together with the outreach teams in Kampala, Idudi and Gulu they reached 5,595 young people with 1,299 committing their lives to the Lord and 1,889 committing to abstain from sex until marriage.
An overview of David Kadalie’s visit to Rwanda for training at the Discipleship and Leadership school with staff, pioneers and the senior leadership team.
30 day care centres are benefiting from the support of Youth for Christ through training, advice and materials, and teenage girls are being rescued from trafficking and learning valuable life skills for their future.
A new basketball and volleyball program is serving as a catalyst to share the gospel with underprivileged youth.
Dexter Johnson reports on the ministry of Youth for Christ in Jamaica, including plans for a national sports event, a national convention, and national talent competition.
High School students are being welcomed and loved at Campus Life meetings where they’re finding a safe place to ask hard questions, and learning the importance of a relationship with Jesus.
A school for youth ministry volunteers recently trained a new group of leaders, and a new Campus Life program was launched.
Youth for Christ in Mexico partners with local church on a Project Serve trip to an orphanage in Matamoros.
Over 125 delegates were trained in youth work and mentoring and a new Sunday night worship event drew 50 people on its first night.
An ice hockey team from Canada assists Youth for Christ in ministering to orphans and helping to launch new English programs in the Czech Republic.
Young people and their families are learning about Jesus and building strong connections with Youth for Christ staff through ski camps, summer camps and weekly youth programs.
A report from St. Petersburg highlights some key ministry developments that may enable Youth for Christ to reach many more young people with the gospel.
Exciting ministry report from Youth for Christ in Sierra Leone including schools, clinic, prison and police ministry, Operation Hannah, a music festival, the Book of Hope project and leadership development.
Delhi, India: Youth for Christ in reports on the Tamilnadu youth convention, a discipleship camp, and various outreaches throughout the city.
Nomad, the itinerant football cage team, is well received by schools served by Shrewsbury Youth for Christ in Britain.
The National team of Youth for Christ in Canada meets in Montreal and celebrates connections with 200,000 teens and pre-teens across the country.
A stubborn young atheist surprises everyone at a gathering of Christian soccer players in the Ukraine by announcing that he as asked God to forgive his sins.
The children from Youth for Christ’s Day Care Centre in Vovkovyntsi prepare a part of a festive Christmas service for a church in Vovkovyntsi village.
Young mothers in Rochester, New York, find a program called Successful Pathways offers friendship, mentoring, and assistance with various needs.
Eastern European staff visit Youth for Christ in the Netherlands for a week of leadership training and coaching.
Learn about how the Youth for Christ ministry in Rodrigues Island is growing, building, and reaching out to young people.
National Director Freddy Tuyizere reports on the recent ministry of a YWAM Team in and around Gitega, and shares prayer requests for upcoming ministry plans.
Africa’s Area Director reports on Gambia ministries including a discipleship program, school, day care, adult literacy program, football tournament, leadership training and more.
Young people are learning from Scripture and seeing Christ make a difference in their youth community.
Learn what Youth for Christ USA is doing for teens in local detention centres, group homes, and residential treatment centres who need to hear and experience the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Two teams, one from Peoria, IL, USA, and one from Santiago, Chile, work together for a week at the Youth for Christ Community Center en Cerro Navia (Santiago) – painting, varnishing, worshiping and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with many young people.
As a wave of sporadic civil unrest, violence, arson and looting swept the UK, Youth for Christ young people came together to clean the streets in the aftermath and give food, clothes and support to those who lost homes, possessions or loved ones in their communities.
Gambia’s National Director shares about the diverse ministry achievements from January to June 2011 – including day care, adult literacy, sports ministry, leadership development and more.
A small city with big city problems, Rochester, New York’s crime rate is 2 1/2 times the national average and 7 out of 10 African-American boys are dropping out of school. See how Youth for Christ is meeting the academic, social and spiritual needs of these young people in unique ways.
A camp in the Ukraine gives 62 day care children a memorable experience while planting seeds that are sure to bear spiritual fruit for years to come.
Youth for Christ in Canada’s newsletter, with a focus on prayer, including articles on: praying mothers, building community around Toronto’s homeless youth, a loner neighbour in British Colombia who makes Youth for Christ his family, Youth for Christ’s greatest mistake and more.
36 young leaders plus four staff were able to share the Gospel with 4800 and 43 gave their lives to Christ; they also trained 282 youth pastors from 14 churches.
Solange thought she had seen it all. Orphaned in the Congo at a young age, she was “rescued” by an uncle who took her across the border into Uganda and exploited her for profit. At age 15, she ended up pregnant and abandoned in the volatile, dangerous slums of Kampala.
Tanzania’s sports ministry is sharing God’s word, encouraging young people, teaching life skills and morals, and mobilizing people to pray.
Dave Newton shares how God used him, despite his tiredness, to lead 40 young people at the Cliff College Festival in a prayer of commitment to become followers of Jesus.
A sports ministry that had the door closed to sharing the gospel not very long ago sees it reopened and expanding to additional leagues.
Zvonko Valentini reports on Youth for Christ’s first-ever School for Youth Leaders in Serbia.
A new prayer movement in the Netherlands challenges people to spend 15 minutes each day praying to make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents. The hope is that these prayers will bring about a spiritual awakening among young people.
45 young people participated in an egg hunt, enjoyed a picnic lunch, and heard the good news about Jesus.
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A teen mother’s ministry in Colorado partners with Youth for Christ’s Mirembe House & Suubi Home in Uganda and is venturing to Uganda to teach parenting classes, study skills and Bible studies to 80 teen mothers.
Youth for Christ has its first ever Pioneering Conference in Magaaliesburg, South Africa, identifying 10 nations to be pioneered by neighboring countries within the next five years..
Young people gather from all over Poland to experience God’s presence and power at a two day conference in Krotoszyn.
Working with local churches in Cambridge, hundreds of young people will engage in community action and outreach projects, sharing the outrageous grace of God in word and deed.
National Director Freddy Tuyizere reports on Future Hope School, the Vocational Training School, Homes of Hope Gitega, and other ministry news from Youth for Christ in Burundi.
National Director Jean Baptiste reports on the school of leadership and discipleship, an outreach program to local schools, and the success of Kigali Christian School in Rwanda.
Young people from Norwich Youth for Christ meet with Polish youth for conversational English and share the Gospel, building new friendships and unity.
National Director Miriam Koote reports on the outreach ministry of Youth for Christ in Uganda.
An annual event brings hundreds of teens together in the Netherlands for sports activities, food, and spiritual challenge.
Liaison Bryan Blomker reports how the Europe/Middle East/North Africa area (E.M.E.N.A.) of Youth for Christ is reaching young people.
A desperate single mother was able to go back to school and is at a Rehab Centre learning skills that have enabled her to take better care of herself and her son.
An article from the February/March 2011 newsletter of Singapore Youth for Christ, in which West Area Coordinator Eric Teo shares about two ministries of SYFC and how they emphasize both the message of the Gospel and the character of the messenger (Jesus).
British YFC searches for 300 legendary champions to help fight crime, defend the vulnerable and disarm street gangs.
Staff, students and friends of Youth for Christ in Nashville, Tennessee (USA) share about the schools ministry of Campus Life and the Teen Moms ministry currently active there.
MY SPACE Palermo meets young people where they are, listens to them talk about their lives and the difficulties they’re facing, and offers them the hope that is found in Jesus Christ.
A new community centre in Poland provides children a place to learn, play and discover their talents; their One to One Contact program connects youth with mentors to provide friendship and discipleship
150 young people, ages 13-20, are being equipped to share the Gospel at an evangelism camp called ‘Dtua Joy’
Hear the stories of several young people transformed by God’s love, which they encountered through the loving staff and programs of Youth for Christ
Learn about “The Outback,” a youth centre located in Archbold Ohio operated by Defiance Area Youth for Christ (USA).
A day care centre in Borceag ministers to at risk children and partners with churches and other ministries to equip people for more effective ministry to children.
A leadership training school in Sophia, Bulgaria is preparing 70 people for full-time ministry.
A report from Youth for Christ in Italy on a youth event that is uniting youth workers and ministries from across the nation to restore a passion for God in the younger generation.
“Oak House” shelter in Kyrgyzstan is for the girls who have graduated from orphanages and have no place to go. Find out how you can help.
“I wish I could tell you adequately how much the ministry of YFC has meant to this part of the world – the warmth, the sense of unity, the service to the whole Body, the caring and thorough way in which young people are being discipled, the way young leaders are being developed – it is just fantastic.”
The Director of Ministry in Lebanon writes about a graduating group of young leaders in training, as well as a new youth centre project started in conjunction with a local church.
Youth for Christ in Africa has launched an extensive pioneering effort, called “Operation Pioneer” to begin ministry in 11 countries in the next 5 years.
Carpenter’s Tools International (CTI), a band of members between the 16 to 30 years old from USA and Canada, spent three weeks from June to July sharing the gospel through mini evangelistic concerts and small group meetings.
At the beginning of the new year, over 350 people gathered for Youth for Christ’s annual conference in North Wales. Staff, volunteers, trustees and other members of the Youth for Christ family enjoyed a great time of fun, fellowship, worship and teaching.
Ed Bissonnette gives a brief update on Youth for Christ ministry in Mexico, including an introduction to Mexico’s new young director, Jose Carlos Gutierrez, as well as information on mission trips, sports outreaches, camping retreats, school seminars, and more.
An update on the Elevation Project, started in 2007 by Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited in partnership with Rwanda Youth for Christ to help needy kids receive an education.
Highlights video from the Youth for Christ Project Serve team that served in Jamaica in July 2009
Delaware Youth for Christ works with at-risk youth and their families in Delaware, USA. Hear the young people tell their stories of how YFC has impacted their lives.
This short promo video shows what “Activate” does in and around schools of the United Kingdom.