In gypsy villages
Emilia is Ely’s sister. Stefan and Emilia grew up in the gypsy village of Augustin. When they came to Christ, Stefan and Emilia quickly dedicated themselves to the children and to the young people of their village and began to organize many activities for these young people (evenings, weekends, house meetings, children's sponsoring...). Their work focuses on youth evangelization and discipleship (in addition to social help) in gypsy villages.
Sorin & Mihaela heard about Jesus ever since they were very young. One day, while watching the youth in his village waste their time on boredom, Sorin thought to himself that the Church should be present there. Sorin fought hard to bring the Gospel message to their village in an adapted manner. He started with a music festival - Youth Music Fest (http://youthmusicfest.ro/) - which now brings together more than 600 young people each summer. Sorin & Mihaela also began weekly programs for the kids, and music week-ends for the teens.
Among Hungarian teens from Romania
Zoli and Csilla have a desire to serve among children and youth since they committed their lives to God. They started to serve separately, Csilla among children and Zoli in a youth group. After marriage they continued the work together. Their call is from God to serve as missionaries among children and youth. The desire of their heart is to share the Gospel with many children and young people who become disciples and make others disciple .of Christ Their work is with children in Good News Clubs, teens in Rock Solid Clubs, summer camps, discipleship.
Jenci and Emese are both Hungarian who were born in Romania. Their home in Livezeni, near Târgu Mureș, is full of life thanks to their daughter Eva and the many visitors they host. ‘Dream Guesthouse’ is a very special ministry where guests can stay free-of-charge: jenciandemke.wixsite.com/guesthouse
Jenci and Emese have a heart for unity among Christian believers and wish to facilitate the Kingdom in all they do using their experience in the ministry field.
Thomas is an engineer and Coralie is a trade employee. They are Swiss and have two children, Yana and Ilan. They decided to leave their country and their comfort to follow God’s calling to join YFC Romania in Spring 2020 and manage the Poarta Oilor center.
Coralie has known the village of Gârbova since her childhood as her parents worked there for several years. She loves praying with people about their daily challenges, witnessing what God produces in people's lives, and chatting. Thomas is passionate about mountain biking, trekking, and has a heart for music and worship.
David and Rebeca have been in church and youth ministry for decades, serving God in different churches, locations and cultures. By God’s amazing grace, their ministry journey has led them to YFC Romania in Slatina and they are passionate about seeing youth come to know Christ.
Since August 2018 they’ve lived in Slatina and served with Grace Church to reach youth and families for Christ. God has placed in them a special love for their youth and co-laborers. They are reaching out to youth from 6 to 18 years old through English classes, youth clubs, camps and many more. If you would like to learn more about their work, see what they’re doing and contact them through their website by clicking this link: hopeforslatina.weebly.com.
Through sport ministries, and the organization of youth events
Myung Soo is Belgian & is the founder of YFC Romania. He moved to this country in 1992 in order to begin the missionary work. Romania had just come out of communism and the needs were enormous.
Since then the country has changed immensely. As many young Romanians left the country to find a better life elsewhere, Myung Soo stayed, remaining faithful to organizing evangelistic events for the young people of Romania.
Esther Braive is a Belgian friend who did a 2 year discipleship Bible school in Paris. Inspired by the impact of “Bouge ta Ville” in France, Esther decided to start and to manage “Bouge ta Ville” (in 2014 and 2015) in the city where she grew up: Liège (Belgium). Further to this success and seeing the potential and the challenges of the Belgian youth, Esther decided to reduce her professional schedule (as a full-time nurse) to start YFC in Belgium.
Christian organization which works with children and teens in a difficult neighborhood in the suburbs of the city of Nancy
Marie is an occupational therapist. She also was trained in the Bible program DEFI before moving to Nancy. In Nancy is where she discovered the Resperance ministry where she is fully implicated. In 2017, Marie decided to reduce her work time in order to consecrate her time as much as possible to this ministry with the inter-city.
It was at their local youth group in Australia that Mark and Adrianna found their passion for working with youth. God put it on their hearts to serve in Romania, especially since Mark spent 9 years in Romania as a missionary kid and could speak the language. They both have a strong desire to share the Gospel with children of all ages through programs, camps, games, activities and meaningful conversations. Adrianna studied Business and Planning and ran her own beauty business back home, while Mark studied Business and Design and still runs his own Graphic Design business.