“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory….” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
“WE HAVE A HOPE FOR EVERY YOUNG PERSON.” This is the motto that Youth for Christ Palermo has chosen for their MY SPACE youth centre. They chose it because they firmly believe that in a city like Palermo, full of desperation and problems, Jesus can make a difference in the lives of young people and give them a future and a hope.
MY SPACE has become a reference point for many kids in the neighbourhood (about 50) who regularly spend the afternoon there. It is remarkable to see how a simple foosball table, table games, and snacks can provide opportunities to build relationships. Youth for Christ staff are building friendships with some of the young people, and listening to them talk about their lives and the difficulties they’re facing. Some have family problems (divorce, a sick parent), others are into drugs, and many of them do not have hope. After advising one 14-year-old boy to stop smoking, he said, “I might as well smoke and die earlier; this life doesn’t offer anything.” WE HAVE A HOPE FOR EVERY YOUNG PERSON.
The staff of MY SPACE Palermo asks you to pray for them:
Pray that God will change their lives and that we along with the volunteers will constantly be ready to share God’s love with them in just the way they need it.
If you have an interest in supporting or participating in the MY SPACE project, contact Andrea using the form below: