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Dear Friends,

“My life is so messed up.” So said one of the young people in this EVERY newsletter. Sadly, it could be said by millions of young people all around our globe. The truth is, in many ways, and at different times of our lives, it could probably be said by all of us.

That is all the more reason for us to praise God for his miraculous rescue through Jesus. We thank you, too. Because of your partnership, Youth for Christ is sharing that life-changing message with young people in over 100 nations around the world. And young people are responding!

This past year over 450,000 young people responded to the Gospel through Youth for Christ. Young people in Benin, Honduras, the USA, and many other nations; some living in tents, some living in mansions; some having never heard the name of Jesus before, some having been steeped in “religion” their whole lives – are responding and now walking with the living Saviour.

I love how the young woman from Benin said when she came to Christ, she was so excited she forgot about all her problems! We know not all of our problems disappear when we follow Christ, but praise God she, and we, now have Christ walking with us through the problems.

Dave Brereton, International Director
Last year, 4,738,662 youth were impacted by direct Youth for Christ ministry worldwide.

Africa Area: 331,429
Americas Area: 927,127
Asia Pacific Area: 2,413,671
Europe, Middle East & North Africa Area: 1,066,435
As we started up the gravel drive towards camp everyone’s eyes grew large. The boys’ jaws dropped as they took in the enormous pool with diving platform, Frisbee golf course, basketball courts, and lake area with tubing and wake surfing. For months I had promised my group of high school guys that this week would be the best week of their summer, if not their lives. It did not disappoint!

The guys spent their days doing flips into the pool, schooling each other on the basketball court, and making friends with the cute girls they met. On the last afternoon of camp, we encouraged students to write a letter to God or to themselves. In a few months we would open the letters so they could remember their week at camp.
-Tim Grant, Youth for Christ USA Affiliate Director
Students wrote to God:

“I accepted you this week. As soon as I did it felt different. It felt good. I know you want the best for me. God has me in His hands now.”

“This week changed me for the better. I’ve seen that if you have FAITH then you can change your ways for the better. This week finally made me believe!”

“I don’t believe in Jesus or God yet but I think all of the stories are interesting. I want to be able to see you. I don’t believe what I can’t see. Just give me a sign. I just want to see.”
And to themselves, they said:

“Please keep going and trying to just believe and keep the big man upstairs in your mind. I want to believe and keep believing.”

“Don’t forget this feeling and hope at camp. Don’t be two-faced back home. Keep in touch and read the Bible. Don’t fall into pressure.”

“I want you to continue to be yourself and continue to take risks and ‘step off the boat’.”
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