Getting a Second Chance at Life

“Getting a second chance at life, especially when things seemed so messed up, it’s like a miracle.” — I.K., a 16-year-old Kenyan girl.

You are making a difference in the lives of young people around the world through your generous support of Youth for Christ International. Your commitment is bringing hope and transformation to countless young lives and we are immensely grateful.

I.K.’s story is one example of how God is transforming young lives through Youth for Christ. I.K., finding out she was pregnant, and living with a harsh stepfather, was kicked out of her home. “At 16, feeling hurt and abandoned, all I really wanted was love and care,” I.K. said. “I’m a smart girl, you know? I love reading and had dreams of going to school, but with this drama, it seemed impossible. My head was everywhere and peace of mind was like this distant fantasy.”

That’s when Jesus entered her life through Youth for Christ Kenya. I.K. heard about Kimbilio, Youth for Christ Kenya’s safe house for pregnant girls. “For the first time, I felt at home and loved,” said I.K. “It was like they saw me, not just some pregnant teen, but me, I.K. They listened to me and walked with me as I tried to figure myself out.”

Today, I.K. is back in school and her dreams are rekindled. “My journey from feeling abandoned to rediscovering hope is all thanks to the love and support I got from these amazing people. Now, I’m on my way to making my dreams come true, proving that no matter what, everyone deserves a shot at shining,” I.K. said.

Every day, we see God transforming young lives like I.K.’s. In Kenya and in over 100 nations around the world young people are experiencing the love of Christ and breaking free from hopelessness and stepping into brighter, hope-filled futures.

You play a crucial role in making this ministry possible. Your generosity enables us to reach more young people like I.K., providing them with the love, support, and resources they need to thrive.

Today, if you aren’t already, would you consider taking your support of Youth for Christ International to the next level by becoming a monthly donor? Your monthly gift will provide us with the stable and reliable support we need to continue transforming lives and building God’s kingdom, one young person at a time. It is simple to do; just indicate your desire to contribute monthly at

Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of young people around the world. Thank you for your continued partnership and support.

Blessings to you,

Bryan Blomker

Director of Development