Community Outreach Partner Focus: YFC’s City Life

Youth for Christ’s City Life ministry is a relational, holistic ministry that desires to see deep change in an urban neighborhood through transforming the lives of youth. Working together with like-minded partners, Christian adults connect with urban youth and work to introduce them in a natural way to the person of Jesus Christ, and then disciple them into the next generation of leaders for their neighborhood.

Every day at Youth for Christ we are blessed to impact young people throughout King and Snohomish Counties with the love and hope of Jesus Christ. One of them is a 7th grader at our City Life Club. Jose, the youngest of five kids, has not had an easy life. His father is absent and his mother has had a string of live-in boyfriends. Two of Jose’s older brothers joined gangs when they were in middle school and his two older sisters are teen moms. Only one of his siblings graduated from high school, and Jose has had difficulty making sense of it all.

Throughout of all this, YFC leaders are faithfully walking alongside Jose. We help Jose with his homework; bring him to YFC Club every week, to camps, special events and small groups. We listen to him. We even surprised him with the only Christmas gifts he received last year. We are very blessed to work with Jose. Scripture says, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)

Jose recently said to a YFC staff member, “Guess what? I know what I want to be when I grow up! I want to be one of those investigators that helps protect children who have been abused!” It is remarkable that Jose wants to help others when he grows up, and we are honored to journey alongside Jose as God is doing a “good work” in his life. Your faithful support, through your prayers and financial gifts, ensures that this work continues every day for kids like Jose and hundreds more. Thank you!

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