For over seventy 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 God’s calling that simultaneously prompted dozens of leaders in various places to focus on the young people that churches couldn’t reach.
1937: Many evangelistic events started in the United States under the name of Youth For Christ.
1944: YFC was officially born with Torrey Johnson as the President and Billy Graham as the first full-time staff.
1946: YFC started in Europe.
1947: YFC started in Asia and Africa becoming a worldwide movement.
Today: YFC is represented in more than 100 nations all over the world.
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1997: On the 25th of June YFC Romania became an officially registered NGO. Myung Soo was appointed as the National Director. Evódia Budai was one of the main volunteers.
2011: JP Longeron became the National Director, while Myung Soo became the Board Chair. They reorganized YFC Romania which allowed them to hire their first two Romanian staff members: Ștefan Grancea and Cornelia Sbircea. With Ștefan and his wife Emilia joining the team, YFC’s Roma ministry started.
2019: After many prayers, fasting and long discussions the board of YFC Romania unanimously decided to launch a campaign called ‘3000 Steps’. We aim to:
- Buy Poarta Oilor (a campsite in the middle of Romania).
- Grow the staff from 10 to 30 members in the coming 3 years.
- Reach 2000 youth every week.
- Reach 5000 youth yearly.
2020: Dániel Budai joined the team and Emese Nagy was hired as a director assistant.
The ministry of YFC Romania is now present in 6 different areas: Augustin, Brătășanca, Gârbova, Oradea, Slatina and Târgu Mureș.