After more than 30 years of prayer from the Youth For Christ International Staff, Youth For Christ Puerto Rico Pioneer Coordinators were launched to the island to begin building the ministry in March 2018. In February 2019, a Board of Directors was established and Puerto Rico officially recognized Youth For Christ Puerto Rico as a non-profit on the island. We prayed & He answered in His timing! All glory to God!
Youth For Christ Puerto Rico has launched ministry in the northwest region of the island with an emphasis on Campus Life in local schools & at a youth center. The Campus Life sites provide a safe place for students to come together with their friends to learn how to live balanced lives & influence the world around them.
Along with their year round ministry model, Youth For Christ Puerto Rico has partnered with several churches, individuals, and other YFC Chapters to host short term mission teams throughout the year. These teams work alongside of the Youth For Christ Puerto Rico staff & volunteers to host youth ministry events, participate in community outreach & continue to help rebuild the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
In 2019, Youth For Christ Puerto Rico plans to open at least two additional Campus Life sites, find 2 additional board members to join the Board of Directors, and to hire staff to help expand the ministry across the island. These accomplishments will allow Youth For Christ Puerto Rico to receive their charter status as a member of Youth For Christ International.