North Breckland YFC moves on from year of change
Following a year where key members of the North Breckland YFC team moved on and a new Director came on board, the new team are now looking forward to building on the success of the charity’s youth cafes, school clubs, mentoring and assemblies.
2017 proved to be a year of change for the North Breckland Youth for Christ (YFC) team.
Paul Roast became the new Director of North Breckland YFC in August as Ang Fox stepped down to start a new Mentoring and Coaching project (MaC). The project remains under the trusteeship of North Breckland YFC and Ang continues to be involved in the admin and finance of North Breckland YFC.
Childrens worker Andy Jones, who delivered the Primary Lunch Clubs for North Breckland YFC moved on to focus on his children’s ministry, Raise, and Youth Worker Emma Struthers moved on to join the control room of Norfolk Constabulary.
Debs Green, a volunteer for many years, joined the team at the beginning of September and with Youth Worker Daniel Starling the new team is now ready for a new year.
Paul Roast said: “NBYFC has continued to lean on God as he has navigated us through all the changes. We have seen the work continue to develop and the number of young people hearing the gospel growing year on year. We are humbled by the way God has continued to open doors and build new relationships.”
Amidst the change the charity continued to deliver its mix of youth cafes, lunch clubs, assemblies and mentoring in areas such as Dereham, Barnham Broom, Mattishall, Swanton Morley, Watton and Garveston.
Highlights from the year included a week long creative project, ‘Let’s Get Creative’ in the Easter holidays with the national YFC’s Stance a Dance Team, where young people got the chance to create video games, a radio play and a dance routine.
A Spring Weekend, run in partnership with East Norfolk YFC, followed an Alpha theme with young people taking steps forward in their journey with Christ. And 600 DVDs of the feature film ‘Looking to Eternity’, written and produced by Dan Lawrence, were sold raising £1800 for the Brain Tumour Charity.
The team are now looking forward to building on the success of the charity.
Paul said: “God has been so good to us as an organisation over the last 6 years, we want to build upon it. This means maintaining and improving what we already have, youth cafes, school clubs, mentoring and assemblies, and developing new projects too.
“The next two terms are busy with SOAK (Social Action week) and Breckfest Radio and Spring Weekend. Our hope is that these will be hugely successful and we will be able to get the message of Christ, whom we serve out there to lots of young people.”
If you would like to pray, volunteer or give to North Breckland YFC please contact Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo (L-R): North Breckland YFC team Daniel Starling, Paul Roast and Debs Green