Each spring, YouthCompass, a Youth for Christ outreach to students living outside their passport country, sets off on Project Compassion. Project Compassion is a week-long service project which gives international students an opportunity to serve those living in poverty and each evening hear the Gospel and discuss how it intersects their life.
This year students from 16 different countries currently living in the UK, Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland boarded buses for Serbia. Students
engaged in work projects taking place at a bible school, a church, a youth camp, a school and included renovating a home and providing beds
for a Roma family whose children had never slept on beds. Each evening staff led games and music and presented the Gospel.
During the week staff and volunteers are having incredible conversations with students and the depth of community built during that week is amazing. Year after year we see transformed lives and students anxious to return and bring their friends.
We’ve made an effort over the last several years to connect and partner with YFC nations for Project Compassion and it’s been incredibly rewarding! We’ve now partnered with YFC staff in Croatia, Slovakia, and Serbia.
Brice Johnson serves YFC as the Director of YouthCompass Europe. He lives near Frankfurt with his wife Julie and two kids. He is working with students at Frankfurt International School, but is frequently training, speaking, and working to grow ministry around the European region.