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Paul Robbins on Teen Teams in the 60s

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1960 to 1969

Paul tells how he went to Christian colleges and universities to recruit YFC kids who had enrolled in them to be involved in musical Teen Teams that would travel the world for YFC. They went after... More

Roger Cross on YFC’s Near Bankruptcy

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1990 to 1999

Roger tells that when he took over as President in 1991, YFC/USA was over $4.5 million in debt. He invited Jim Groen, President of YFCI, and four businessmen over to talk about what could be done.... More

Kim Beck on Ministry in the Juvenile Prison in Honduras

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1990 to 1999, 2000 to 2009, 2010 to present

YFC missionary, Kim, tells how she and her husband, Rick, met Isabelle in the isolated “ganghouse” of the prison, where even the guards wouldn’t enter. Isabelle was so bad that when girls became... More

Paul Robbins on Lifeline Ministries

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969

As Executive Director of YFC in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Paul tells how they wanted to get involved in the Lifeline programs that Bruce Love had started. The local judge became their friend and as a... More

Paul Robbins on the Early Growth of YFC

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1940 to 1949, 1950 to 1959

Paul tells how after World War II, wherever someone wanted a Youth for Christ ministry, they started one. They popped up all over Illinois and Indiana. An emphasis was made on the slogan “Geared to... More

Bruce Love on his Conversion in a Barn

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1940 to 1949, 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969

Bruce tells how at age 9 on a rainy day he and his brother and two sisters went into the family barn to play church. He was the song leader, his 11 year old brother was the preacher, and his two... More

Roger Cross as President of YFC/USA 1991-2004

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1950 to 1959, 1960 to 1969, 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989, 1990 to 1999

Roger tells how his businessman father was very supportive of him going into the YFC ministry. But his dad warned him that he probably would not have the kinds of opportunities that he as a... More

Jay Kesler on the Johnny Cash Youth TV Specials

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1970 to 1979, 1980 to 1989

Jay describes how he was flying to Seattle about 1980 for the first Johnny Cash Youth Special when a man on the plane told him “Tomorrow you will be the happiest man in America.” Sure enough, when... More

Jay Kesler on God’s Miraculous Debt Reduction

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1970 to 1979

Jay tells that by the end of Sam Wolgemuth’s presidency YFC got into $1.5 million of debt. Sam had owned a NAPA Auto Parts store and led Bob Turner, the President of NAPA, to Christ and also Bob... More

Jay Kesler as New Believer

6/26/2013 By YFC USA in Category 1950 to 1959

Jay tells how a week after Phyllis led him to Christ she got up in front of the students during the lunch hour and told them, “Jay Kesler received Christ and he will now tell you about it.” Jay’s... More

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