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. Despite arriving in Puerto Rico only 6 months after Hurricane Maria had devastated so much of the island, doors began to open for the ministry to begin immediately!
In February 2019, a Board of Directors was established and the island of Puerto Rico officially recognized Youth For Christ Puerto Rico as a non-profit organization.
In March 2020, YFC Puerto Rico was officially recognized as a chartered member of YFCI. We prayed & He answered in His timing. All glory to God!
YFC Puerto Rico has launched several ministry sites in the northwest region of the island with an emphasis on Campus Life in both private & public schools. These Campus Life sites provide a safe place for students to come together with their friends to learn how to live balanced lives, better understand God’s love, & influence the world around them.
Along with their year round ministry model, YFC Puerto Rico has partnered with several churches, individuals, and other YFC nations/chapters to host short term mission teams throughout the year. These teams work alongside of the YFC Puerto Rico staff & volunteers to host youth ministry events, participate in community outreach & continue to help rebuild the island in the aftermath of both Hurricane Maria & the 2020 earthquakes.
In October 2020, The Lord made a way for YFC Puerto Rico to purchase a 10+ acre property in the heart of Aguadilla, PR. This property was once a ministry site for another organization & has been abandoned for 15 years. YFC Puerto Rico has started the process of reviving and restoring the property with help from volunteers from the island.
After almost three years of using other locations & sites for ministry, the YFC Puerto Rico team is very excited about having their own facility on the island to use for ongoing ministry. The hope for this property is that families from around the island & others from around the world will have a personal encounter with The Lord as they spend time drawing closer to Him.
For more information, please visit: www.youthforchristpr.org.