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 YFC Europe, The Middle East and North Africa is active in around thirty countries within our Area of EMENA.

There are around 360 full-time, about 330 part-time staff and around 13,000 volunteers, utilising more than forty creative ministry models to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the millions of young people in these nations.

Our Area Headquarters is based in Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland and we also operate an Area Camp & Conference Centre, Immanuel, near Hlinsko in Czech Republic, in the centre of our Area. 360 full-time staff, 330 part-time staff, 40 ministry models, 30 countries – 1 God.

Welcome to the Youth For Christ Area Website, browse through the countries to find out more information and links to their national website and program information. The area news section will provide you with a summary of activities from across the area. If you have any questions then just ask.

The Area Office is located in Northern Ireland,

5B Main Street, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, N. Ireland BT24 8DN

Tel:   +44  28  9756  0021
Fax:  +44  28  9756  2043

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 YFC Northern Ireland

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Youth for Christ Northern Ireland has been reaching out with the good news of Jesus Christ for sixty years. Our motto is ‘Geared to the times, Anchored to the Rock.’ For the past six decades we have strived to be faithful to the Bible and the church while remaining relevant to the culture in which God has called us to work, the ever–changing world of youth!

While YFCNI is made up of a staff team or youth workers, evangelists, preachers and support workers it is primarily a volunteer organisation. Each week hundreds of YFC volunteers are serving in our centres, programmes and projects. Each volunteer is giving time to fulfill our mission of bringing the Gospel to the unchurched young people in Northern Ireland.

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Youth for Christ is a charity that is  financially faith–based. We rely entirely on the Lord moving in the hearts of His people to support our work through donations. YFC is grateful to be able to look back on God’s faithful provision, day after day, month after month and year after year.

In order to stay relevant, we are constantly adapting our programmes and projects. Over the years, Youth for Christ has been working across the six counties through Gospel crusades, rallies, film presentations, coffee bars, music and arts. Recently we have found our most effective tools to be local expressions known as YFC centres, schools work, creative arts and summer missions. In the future, we hope to introduce new ministries that will help us achieve our mission and vision.

Youth for Christ Northern Ireland takes its mission and vision from the International movement of YFC. We use our own wording but express the same dreams and desires.

Our Mission Statement:

YFC NI: Helping Young People find Jesus, follow Him and join His family

Our Manifesto:

We are fuelled by a passion for spiritual transformation in young people, wanting them to find fullness of life in Christ.

We seek to be a dynamic and relevant voice to the church, providing resources, training and people to help shape and influence a new generation of lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ.

We want to mobilize volunteers, providing practical opportunities for them to serve God, grow spiritually, and discover and develop their gifts.

We want to impact thousands of young people currently beyond the churches reach, bringing the Gospel relevantly to this generation and modelling truth in a world of relative values.

We want to be a praying people, in tune with God’s spirit and doing His work in His strength.

In short, we want to see God move in the life of every young person in Northern Ireland and we want to do all we can to be part of making that happen.


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 YFC Netherlands

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With 150 staff and 4000 volunteers help young people grow in their maturity and discover who Christ is. Youth for Christ focuses on three key areas: schools, street work and churches.

In schools teenagers are helped to discuss difficult subjects (like bullying) and show them who Christ is through drama and lessons. On a yearly basis more than 40,000 teenagers in schools are engaged.

In street work all kinds of activities (street football, youth centres, homework coaching) are used to develop relationships with young people. Within that relationship we help them to develop their talents and overcome the hard issues in their lives (like family breakdown and debts). Youth for Christ works in more than 25 cities across the country, often in neighbourhoods that have lots of complex problems.

Churches are helped to take their responsibility to share the gospel with young people. Churches are provided with creative programs like Rock Solid and Youth Alpha and more than 1500 youth leaders are trained so that teenagers can experience and discover who Christ is through churches.

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 YFC Germany

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Youth for Christ, active since 1948, is conducting ministry among its nation’s youth through:

religious education classes
prayer ministries
school assemblies, school classes, follow-up ministry and more.


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This is building on the values ​​outlined by the Gospel, based on the person of Christ, we believe that there is a present and a future for young people.

Our desire is to support and contribute to their physical, intellectual and spiritual development.

We want to be sensitive to the needs of young people to give up their assets, including the faith, for the responsibilities that will be theirs in the world today and tomorrow. We want to communicate the message of the Gospel in us for youth in their entirety by means of their own, by those of their generation. With these objectives young volunteers become effective collaborators in our work and in their communities. JPC, from the Protestant power is not less Interfaith.JPC does not want to replace the church but wants to be a partner.

Youth for Christ is a member of the Protestant Federation of France, the French Evangelical Alliance and Youth for Christ International

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 YFC Denmark

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The vision – the objective YFC live

YFCs vision is that every young person will have the opportunity to follow Jesus Christ and be a part of a local church.

The mission – what YFC is doing to achieve the goal

YFCs mission is to lead by bringing the Gospel to the Danish youth and motivate others to do the same

Youth For Christ – Christian faith is at eye level!

YFC wish that the Christian faith should be at eye level with young people aged 10 to 20 years.

For YFC’s faith is not complicated formulations. Faith is knowing God, which he once and for all proved in the person of Jesus Christ.

The Christian faith is a personal matter. We believe that the meeting with the faith of which is meeting with people whose beliefs and outlooks related to their everyday lives. This meeting occurs every time YFC through school events, Rock Solid clubs and other events meetings youth in schools, clubs and churches across the country.

YFC conveys faith through words, music, pictures, experiences, not least through the presence of the young.

YFC is an interdenominational youth organization. This means that we work with all churches in Denmark. It also means that we share our foundation – the belief in the triune God – with all Christians in Denmark.

YFC’s work is done in cooperation with local churches, clubs and YFC’s local groups. YFC Denmark has 1,400 members.

YFCs country office is located in Aarhus. Are you coming over, so stop by!


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Youth for Christ is an international and interdenominational organization found in more than110 countries around the world, specializing in evangelism and discipleship of youth. We are a Christian, nonprofit, autonomous.

We consider a missionary movement carries a global vision and committed to the mission of youth evangelism, discipleship, social participation and leadership development.

JPC, internationally, is now mobilizing more than 46,000 employees and more than 100,000 volunteers and youth leaders worldwide.

Our Mission

Give each girl the opportunity to know God through Jesus Christ.


Our strategy

To support and mobilize the local church youth ministry.


Our methods

• Leadership training.

• Publication of materials.

• direct ministry with youth.

• Missionary work.

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 YFC Portugal

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Youth for Christ seeks to reach young people in Portugal using the following ministries:

bible clubs/studies
children’s ministry
conferences & seminars
HIV/AIDS education
internet/online ministry
prayer ministry
prayer triplets
Rock Solid program
sports ministry

street kids ministry
programs for troubled/at-risk youth
social work
correspondence courses


Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of its wealthiest colony of Brazil in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

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 YFC Italy

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Youth for Christ Italy is the Italian member of an international organization founded in the United States in 1946, Youth for Christ InternationalThis works in over 100 countries around the world, using the aid of 46,000 people, including full-time staff and volunteers.The desire of Youth for Christ in different cultures is to communicate and demonstrate biblical faith in Jesus to teenagers in a language as close as possible to them. One of our mottos is “anchored to the rock, geared to times” (remain anchored to the Rock ingraniamo while the march of time).

The same desire soul Youth for Christ Italy. We want to communicate to teenagers of this generation who believe in Jesus and follow him is not anachronistic, but always present and that a real faith in him transforms lives and is the best choice you can make. Maybe for you the word Jesus is synonymous with religion, a set of rules, a life from bigots. We want to tell you that Jesus is the most revolutionary that ever existed and that we can be His disciples in everyday life, even as teenagers without sacrificing the vitality of its own at this age.

Our program can be summed up in 4-D:

Demonstrate the love of God …
Declaring … the good news of Jesus in a language relevant
Decide … Giving young people the opportunity to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord

Disciple … Teach children what it means to follow Jesus in everyday life

This is a job we want to do together with local churches and any organization that is animated by the same vision and passion.


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 YFC Cyprus

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Youth for Christ Cyprus is part of an inter-denominational, non-profit organisation that has ministry in over 130 countries.

Youth for Christ Cyprus desires to see all young people in Cyprus have the opportunity to make an informed decision about having a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Youth for Christ’s International History

For sixty years, Youth for Christ has been communicating the life-changing message of Jesus Christ to young people. Youth for Christ was born in the mid-1940s through an impulse from the heart of God that simultaneously touched dozens of leaders in different places with a concern to reach young people normal church channels were missing. This led to dynamic young evangelists, using revolutionary methods, conducting lively mass rallies in more than a dozen cities under the name of Youth for Christ. With the rapid expansion of the movement there soon became a need for leadership and organisation and in 1944 Chicago pastor Torrey Johnson was elected Youth for Christ’s first president, with Billy Graham as it’s first full-time worker.

Youth for Christ’s Mission

Taking Good News relevantly to every young person in Cyprus.

Youth for Christ’s Strategy

Youth for Christ reaches young people in Cyprus, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

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 YFC Bulgaria

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Youth for Christ is active in Bulgaria with the following ministries:

Project Serve Teams
Bible Clubs
Discipling and Mentoring programmes
Theological training


The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People’s Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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 YFC Tunisia

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 YFC Lebanon

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Youth for Christ has been involved in young people’s lives in Lebanon since 1963, achieving official recognition from the government as a charity. It runs clubs for youth, special one-day events; camps and retreats which are evangelistic and where there is discipleship, leadership training; and its staff also hold school chapels and break time visits. Given the sometimes tense region all around it, ministry to confused and needy youth, addressing reconciliation and other “hot” issues are extremely important


Spiritual development of staff and volunteers.
Opportunities and boldness to share the Gospel.
Spiritual growth of youth.
Continued increase in volunteers and staff to care for young people’s complete needs.

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 YFC Egypt

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 YFC Arabian Gulf 

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Arabian Gulf YFC is passionate about reaching out to youth and inviting them to live the life they were created to live. We seek to do this through building relationships that encourage them to grow holistically (physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually), and empowering them to establish a lifestyle of servanthood.

The Arabian Gulf is   a unique place – there is nowhere else in the world quite like it! Young people from nations all over the world are placed in  this region, along with their families, for a window of time and opportunity. The situation here represents a  growing trend of Third Culture Kids that is happening all around the globe. These youth have unique characteristics and needs that are often overlooked. Issues like who they are, what is ‘home’, how they make friends, the way they see the world – these are things that we address in therelationships we build with the students here.

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 YFC Switzerland 

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Youth for Christ ministry in Switzerland is still in the pioneer stage. This means key contacts have been identified, a ministry plan is in place and ministry has commenced. However a formal structure may not be finalized.

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 Russia YFC

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Youth for Christ in Russia is involved in teaching the Gospel through English language clubs, concerts, discipleship and church youth leader training. It is also actively building relationships with churches, recruiting staff and volunteers.


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 Moldova YFC

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Moldova is a small country sandwiched between Russia and Romania. It is the poorest country in Europe with a population of over 3.8 million people, the majority of whom are of Romanian descent.

It is a fragile country with high unemployment, crippling foreign debt, and according to UNICEF, over half the children are living in extreme poverty. Educational provision is poor and thousands of children grow up without the love and care of even one parent. Without proper supervision and care, girls in particular are at great risk of being trafficked and
exploited in the sex and drug industry.

Youth for Christ Eastern Europe saw the tremendous needs of the children of Moldova and working with local village churches, they established day care centres seeking to bring Gods love, emotional healing, care, and encouragement to the children caught up in a never ending circle of poverty. The needs are great, the expansion of the work phenomenal, and today there are 52 day care centres across Moldova.

The Work

To help meet the needs of children in Moldova. The Team has been together now for 10 blessed years,and has a great experience of caring for Kids in poverty, providing basic needs of food and love in the Day Care Centres, through the churches and Oak House a dedicated project for young girls in their teenage years.

Thank you so much for your prayers and giving, there is so much needing done to support local churches set up day care centres in order to reach children in local communities. At both our Cneazevca Centre and our Recea Centre the Kids will receive love and care, a hot meal, a warm environment, educational support, encouragement and access to bibles stories. We hope to build self esteem and to enable them to grow to their full potential, walking tall in the love of Jesus.

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 YFC Belarus

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 YFC Armenia

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Six years ago Youth For Christ asked us to focus our pray on Armenia and the needs of the nation. In God’s time we awaited doors to open and connect us to Christians in and associated to Armenia.

In 2008 YFC EE were invited by the Evangelical Church of Armenia to come and visit them and other churches, who presented the need of Children in present day poverty. We are thankful for the warmth of those in Authority who have such a passion for their country, and in particular the lives of the children and youth. 

In recent history Armenia suffered from genocide and many people who fled the country 100 years ago have their next generations remaining faithful to their motherland. In the late1980′s the country suffered from massive earth quakes and tens of thousands of people died.

It is a country in great need and through many circumstances God has brought people together from ‘here and there’ enabling His work to continue. God has encouraged us by introducing some of those people to the work of YFC Children@Risk and in May 2009 we have the pleasure of  appointing Arévig to begin the work as coordinator for YFC Armenia. We will work to support her through your faithful prayer and practical help. Franck Garabedian (Mission Partner Armenia) with Jean- Jacque Weller will ensure that we listen and assist when and where God directs us with the new Team Armenia. The Lord’s work is in His hands, and with His blessing the official launch happened in the first week of February 2010.

A special thanks to our mentor Jean-Jaques Weller, who has been at our side, lending advice and discernment, continually building relationships and providing such care and love to everyone around him. Suffering some periods of illness and needing rest, we pray and know that his passion to see God’s Kingdom come across the nations, never declines.

Please hold all of this work high in your prayers each day, there is so much need of it in Armenia and the folk who are involved on the ground.

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 YFC Slovakia

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 YFC Serbia

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 YFC Romainia

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YFC Romainia is an organization used by God to change the lives of the young people in Romania.


As part of the Body of Christ, to see that every young person in every people group in every nation has the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become part of a local church.


To participate in the body of Christ in responsible evangelism of youth, presenting them with the person, work and teachings of Christ and discipling them into a local church.


YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.


  1. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  2. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
  3. We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful people is by the grace of God through faith and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.



We are committed to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to al young people and always seek to do so with urgency, using the most culturally acceptable presentations. We are further committed to provide a ministry of discipleship for each new believer, and to work in partnership with others who desire to accomplish the same mission.


We are committed to the Word of God as the foundation and final authority for life and ministry. We discipline ourselves to study it diligently, apply it daily, and teach its truth to young people.


We are committed to pray and fast for the salvation of lost young people and for the empowerment of God’s Holy Spirit in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them.


Believing that the Church is the expression of the body of Christ, we are committed to work in partnership with the local church in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.


We are committed to people. We believe that young people, volunteers, board members, ministry partners, staff and their families are important first as individuals, and all are vital in the fulfillment of our mission.


Knowing the size and urgency of our task, we are committed to mobilize all the available resources of young people, adults, prayer and finance to accomplish our mission.


We are committed to a life of integrity through personal and organizational accountability in lifestyle, relationships, finances, ministry management and responsible evangelism.


It all started in 1991. Mark Montgomery travelled to Romania after the Revolution (december 1989) to see how Youth For Christ could help Romanian churches to be involved with youth after 40 years of communism.

In February 1992 Mark returned to Romania and this time took Myung Soo Merchie with him. They spent 2 weeks visiting churches and youth leaders to share about youth ministry. Later on Myung Soo went back to Romania for 4 months to see if God wants Romania to be his mission country.

In 1993 Myung Soo took the opportunity to start YFC Romania. He worked with Evodia Budai at that time.  She was the first YFC Romanian staff member. She was 18 years old with a lot of passion to serve God. Evodia was serving among the Hungarian ethnic group in Romania and Myung Soo among Romanian youth. A prayer movement for young people was the main priority at the beginning. Many Prayer Triplet groups started (3 young Christians praying together weekly for special subjects).  Evodia and Myung Soo organized also several youth conferences with Bob Tanner. They were sharing the Gospel to young people through music concerts and festivals, sport games, camps and different youth programs.

A few years later, in 1997 YFC Romania became a legal Association with 7 board members and 32 members. YFC Romania was then working only with volunteer students (Dani Ivanc was one of them), Myung Soo being the sole full time worker. Evodia’s husband, Lajos was pastoring Hungarian churches in Romania and he was the National Youth leader for many years.  This way Evodia and Lajos had a lot of opportunities to develop youth ministries in several churches. Meanwhile Myung  Soo became the national director of YFC.

In 2012  Cornelia Sbircea, JP and Ely Longeron and Ștefan and Emilia Grancea joined YFC Romania. All of them, with their different gifts and characters contributed to make YFC Romania’s board a family and a nice team. Myung Soo was not the only full time worker any more :)

In 2013 we already had many changes which we are grateful for. This year YFC Romania has it’s first 2 payed employees: Ștefan and Cornelia. Also JP became the National Director and Myung Soo the President of YFC Romania.



Dominant in the design is the international symbol for mankind. People, not programs, are the priority of Youth for Christ. This person, with the arms outstretched, expresses both the exuberance of youth and the Christian priorities of praising the Lord and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. Across the person is the cross, symbolizing the Lordship of Christ over one’s life as well as the Gospel message He proclaims.

Secondary in the symbol are the lines representing the globe. As the world is incomplete, so is the task of taking the Gospel to the whole world. The converging lines suggest that Christians from many places will work together in reaching in reaching the millions still untold.

In the many countries of the world, where the ministry of Youth for Christ is known as YFC, these letters are the elements out of which the world and the man emerge. In several countries which do not use these initials the man and the globe symbolism communicates our mission in every language.

Finally, these logo elements are set within an outline representing the zeal and strength of “Youth for Christ” and the principle of a balanced life that is the foundation of Christian maturity and of true discipleship.

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 YFC Poland

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 YFC Hungry

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Youth for Christ has been actively engaging young people in Hungary and reaching them for Christ since 1992. The ministry includes clubs for teenagers, youth magazines, coffee houses and rap bands serving in schools.


  • Spiritual development of staff and volunteers.
  • Adequate ministry resources for staff, training and outreaches.
  • Partnership with local churches.
  • Guidance and opportunities to start student-led bible clubs (sChOOL49 Club) in all high schools in Budapest and in Miskolc.


Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000 and for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe. The kingdom eventually became part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called “Goulash Communism.” Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU in 2004.

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 YFC Czech Republic

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 YFC Croatia

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Youth for Christ is involved in many ministries to reach youth, to include leadership training, providing resources to churches and individuals, ministry models, clubs, youth meetings, service projects, schoolwork, and volunteer training.


  • Spiritual growth of youth who have come to Jesus.
  • Further development of the local ministry in Rijeka.
  • Further development of the scholarship program for the needy in Vukovar.
  • Adequate resources and funding for additional staff and volunteers.
  • Continued effectiveness of ministry teams in the country.


The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent Communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. In April 2009, Croatia joined NATO; it is a candidate for eventual EU accession.

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 YFC Britain

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Young people in England are being reached through:

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1) More than 60 Local Centres: Local Youth for Christ Centres tackle the real issues facing young people today, such as: family breakdown, binge drinking, bullying and self-worth. Activities such as: drop-in youth clubs, school lessons, social-action projects and detached youthwork on the streets.

2) Yfcone: Youth for Christ’s unique approach to mission is to reach young people with young people. Teaching young-adults how to use their individual gifts in music, sport, leadership, dance, youthwork, and communication, to share their faith with their peers, and place volunteers in teams located around Britain.

3) Resourcing over 1000 Churches: to reach out to their local young people with relevant youth resources and evangelistic activity holidays. Mettle, a new resource, enables churches to reach and disciple 14-18 year olds with fresh, ongoing material.

4) Reflex: is the nationwide initiative helping Young Offenders in custody to build a fresh start. Youth for Christ is investing in young people on the fringe of society, building their self-esteem by encouraging creative reflection and positive expression. Care is also provided for ex-offenders, meeting them at the gate after their release and helping them to find a place to live, a job and a church.

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 YFC Ukraine

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Youth for Christ in Ukraine

Youth for Christ in Ukraine is currently active in over 47 ministry centres. Bible studies, camps, and clubs for younger age youth are expanding and as the impact of the Gospel is felt, one young person at a time. Ministry continues also through sports, drama, concerts, training conferences and serving street children.

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 YFC Albania

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Albania is a pioneer ministry of Youth for Christ being led by National Coordinator Orges Hysenaj.

Youth for Christ in Albania is a very young, but with the vision and desire to change the lives of many young people in Albania. Their desire is to share the gospel with young people and they are doing this through evangelistic soccer tournaments, youth meetings, and other special events.

Youth for Christ wants to develop a new ministry for schools in the area of drugs and alcohol awareness.

They are committed to prayer and discipleship, and are working in partnership with other churches and organisations to raise up a new generation of young leaders.


  • Pray for the development of the best strategy for this new ministry.
  • Many young people in Albania are spiritually open at the moment. Pray that this would continue and that we would be able to reach them for Christ.

For further information please contact the EMENA Area Office.


Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939. Communist partisans took over the country in 1944. Albania allied itself first with the USSR (until 1960), and then with China (to 1978). In the early 1990s, Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven challenging as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, a dilapidated physical infrastructure, powerful organized crime networks, and combative political opponents. Albania has made progress in its democratic development since first holding multiparty elections in 1991, but deficiencies remain. International observers judged elections to be largely free and fair since the restoration of political stability following the collapse of pyramid schemes in 1997; however, there have been claims of electoral fraud in every one of Albania’s post-communist elections. In the 2005 general elections, the Democratic Party and its allies won a decisive victory on pledges to reduce crime and corruption, promote economic growth, and decrease the size of government. The election, and particularly the orderly transition of power, was considered an important step forward. Albania joined NATO in April 2009 and is a potential candidate for EU accession. Although Albania’s economy continues to grow, the country is still one of the poorest in Europe, hampered by a large informal economy and an inadequate energy and transportation infrastructure.
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