A story from a leader in the Youth for Christ chapter in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) encapsulates the ONE YFC spirit and camaraderie and highlights the fact that prayer works!
“Yesterday we had two teenagers from our City Life neighbourhood kidnapped at gunpoint. Their cousins are part of our ministry. There was an amber alert issued and our City Life Director was helping those affected in the midst of uncertainty. The police were saying they were in grave danger due to it being a ransom situation for stolen drug money.
I was talking to Augustine Fredericks, the National Director of Youth for Christ in Liberia (East Africa) and our World Link partner, as it was hitting the news. He immediately called a half-day of prayer and fasting for Max and Emma for their safe return, speaking absolute trust in the Lord over the situation. After a high-speed chase in Detroit and three men arrested, the kids are in protective custody back in Indianapolis.
I cannot begin to explain the emotion of knowing that a group of people who have seen devastation beyond anything I can imagine this last year because of Ebola, would stop everything for the sake of these two kids, and here I was thinking that World Link was about us helping them! Our Central Indiana Youth for Christ team has been blown away by this and I thought you may be blessed knowing this.”