Heart to Serve Teens amidst a pandemic in El Paso, Tx

Heart to Serve Teens amidst a pandemic in El Paso, Tx


For 75 years, our Youth For Christ location in El Paso, Texas has been dedicated to reaching young people– even during the pandemic.

Our heart has always been connected with the teens; we reach out to them in every way that we can these days.

Michael Anderson, YFC El Paso Executive Director said, “COVID has brought a lot of changes for how we do ministry, but our heart has always been connected with the teens; we reach out to them in every way that we can these days. We’ve hosted virtual clubs, virtual gatherings – even virtual game nights.”

At a time when many have not been able to connect in person, YFC El Paso has continued its service to their local community. Last summer their ministry team partnered with another local ministry and held a food drive where together they assisted over a hundred families.

In addition, YFC El Paso also has continued their commitment to reaching young people in local detention center through YFC’s Juvenile Justice Ministry through mentoring.

YFC El Paso is one of many YFC locations on the frontlines of ministry and witnessing the value and the impact of reaching the local community. “For us, at the heart of it, is the youth we serve – as well as their families,” Michael explains. “We want to hear their stories and be connected with them. We want to be present to all of the families – including our staff and volunteers – whether we are offering prayer or helping to meet a need that they have.”

YFC El Paso has a vision to continue reaching young people and their families by providing them a safe place where everyone can not only visit but belong and engage with mentors – all in an environment where they can grow and walk with Christ.

YFC El Paso’s story was recently featured in El Paso Herald. If you are in the El Paso area you can see YFC El Paso featured on KSCE Channel 38 every Tuesday at 11am during April 2021 and May 2021. 

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