EVANGELISM, DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING, BIBLE DISTRIBUTION, SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
Being Ambassadors for the Kingdom of God
For most of us in western Europe or America, the Bible is as ubiquitous as a loaf of bread. And, maybe, as often with the bread, we feel we have had enough and ignore it for days. However, in many parts of the world, especially in Asia and Africa, the Bible, like bread, is hard to find or non-existent, though multitudes need it and desire it. Y4K partnered with local ministers in Asian and African countries to procure, ship, and distribute hundreds or thousands of Bibles in local languages. To complement the distribution of literature, Y4K partnered with other organizations to sponsor and participate in ministerial training conferences and evangelistic events to encourage and equip local ministers and believers. Teaming with locals in sharing the Gospel, the good news that every person can find salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ made us more aware of the outstanding efforts the body of Christ produces in many world locations despite hardships and obstacles.
The evangelistic methods covered the whole spectrum, from preaching in churches to handing out tracts on the street and having services in parks and streets.
Y4K actively seeks to help believers that are remote from the beaten path, which is not visited often, especially in rural areas. In such places, it is not uncommon to see scarcity and adversity. With what the Lord entrusted us, we sought to meet as many needs as possible. From distributing food packages in Africa, sponsoring the training of widows in India, and buying sewing machines for them, we tried to stretch the resources to maximum efficiency.
We learned from the discussions with our brother Quintino that he did not have a church in his village. At that time, thirteen people turned their lives to follow our Lord Jesus Christ in Paunca. God communicated to us that we needed to build a church in Paunca. When we told Quintino what God made known to us, he rejoiced and shared that he and his fellow believers in his village have the property where the church can be built. The property was obtained through a donation by the village leaders. Right then, we felt led by God to walk over to the land where we prayed and dedicated the property to be the new place of worship in Paunca.
At that time, when God laid it on our hearts to build a church in Paunca, we had no money. All we had was just the message from God to build the church. We told Pastor Quintino the situation and put our trust in God, and we believed that if God spoke, He would provide the funds and send the right people to help. Within two weeks of our return to America, we received the funds to build the church. We immediately sent the money to Quintino, and the work started. It was surprising to hear that the church’s building became a village project, and all the labor came from voluntary work, even from children who were so eager to help that they gathered the sand required to make all the bricks for the foundation.
The radio station building was completed and had been functioning since 2012. Local pastors broadcast the Gospel’s message in the native languages every week.