Amilcar to leave East Norfolk Youth for Christ
East Norfolk Youth for Christ will be losing their youth worker, Amilcar Formoso, at the end of the academic year, and are considering their options for continuing the work in the area.
Amilcar was born in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, grew up in Portugal and moved to the UK in 2008, where he followed his dad to Great Yarmouth. He subsequently attended Bible School, and then joined East Norfolk Youth for Christ.
Nick Blanch, Director of Norwich Youth for Christ, said “It is with great sadness, that we are letting you know that Amilcar will be leaving East Norfolk Youth for Christ. Amilcar has been feeling a call into other ministry and we are excited about what this could mean for him. Equally we know we are losing a fantastic member of staff, someone who it will be difficult to replace.”
The organisation would like to recruit another youth worker, but their current guaranteed income is not enough to support this as Amilcar’s role has been part funded by a trust that is specific to him. A further funding application can only be made after they have recruited someone, which presents a risk for ENYFC and for the potential employee.
Nick said “We remain committed to East Norfolk Youth for Christ so we will be stepping up our fundraising efforts to ensure that the organisation is sustainable in the long term. If we can share anything at your church, whether in person or via video to encourage further financial support, please let us know. Any fundraisers for our work will be greatly appreciated!
“Although there are still plenty of unknowns at this time, I am still excited about what is happening in East Norfolk. There are a lot of really positive conversations happening and I can clearly see God is at work. Just last week we were able to share that 2 unchurched young people from our youth cafe were now attending an Alpha course. These little things are evidence that young people are interested in exploring Jesus and that our work is having an impact. Therefore, I will do everything I can to ensure that work continues.”
The photo of Amilcar is courtesy of Youth for Christ.
This story is based on an article in Network Yarmouth.
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