Youth for Christ Dubuque
Start: Jan 14, 2020 - End: Jun 16, 2020
Research still shows that 85% of those who come to Christ do so by the age of 19. So the time to reach them is in their teens. We are starting a new Youth for Christ ministry in order to reach over 7,000 teens in Dubuque, Iowa. In it’s 75 year history, YFC has never been in Dubuque so we are starting everything from scratch. In order to meet our goal of reaching every teen in Dubuque we are recruiting, training, and using college students from Emmaus Bible College, University of Dubuque, and Clarke College to begin clubs in four middle schools and two high schools with the first club starting on December 16th and the others coming on board in January 2020. Our affiliate director, Tracy Steel and his wife, Karna, have been with YFC for 28 years starting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for six years and then they moved their family overseas where they did military ministry to the American teenagers on military bases in Naples, Italy, and Aviano, Italy for 11 years. From there they moved to the Czech Republic where they helped begin Youth for Christ there along with training leaders and teaching them English for nine years. They returned to the USA to help their sons transition to college life during a year furlough during which time their son, Cody, asked them to start YFC ministry in Dubuque in order to help fulfill leadership training hours through Emmaus.
Fund Leader: Karna Steel
Fund Type: Churches & Youth Groups, Non-profit Organizations