“If it wasn’t for Youth for Christ, I’d probably be dead or in jail.’’ Niall knows of what he speaks. His father remains in prison for a crime he committed 15 years ago. By his own admission, Niall was headed down that same dark road until he came upon Youth for Christ in Northern Ireland. Since giving his life to the Lord, Niall now works with YFC Northern Ireland in “Nomad,” which consists of portable soccer cages utilized at strategic locations to draw a crowd so that YFC staff can have meaningful conversations with young people about Jesus Christ.
YFCNI’s vision for Nomad is to venture out into other councils in the country, working in partnership with the Community Police to build relationships with the unreached for Christ. YFCNI also wants to help achieve its vision by being involved in schools, drop-in centers and other creative ministry outlets.
But young men such as Niall, and countless other Irish volunteers with YFC, need encouragement, training and support. That’s one of the key roles World Outreach missionaries Gary and Valerie Maloney will fulfill when they arrive in Northern Ireland this fall.
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Suzi McLean, the national director for YFC Nothern Ireland writes, “I am blown away every time I talk with the YFC staff and hear the amazing stories of what is happening on the ground. Over the past few weeks, we have seen the re-launch of Dungannon YFC, with churches hearing the amazing work happening in their community … also, a special mission week with Greater Ballyclare YFC and the “Nomad’’ team … and, most importantly, two young people coming to faith through the work of YFC.’’