• Sammy helping by donating shoes to Children in Kibera SlumWe believe that the Lord our God is one: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and that He is the Almighty creator of heaven and earth.
  • We believe that God has called out people from this world to help reveal Himself, His truth, His redemption, His judgment, and His Kingdom to others.
  • We believe that God made man in His own image and likeness of His glory.
  • We believe that God has given Jesus Christ, His only son, for us all.
  • We confess that Jesus Christ is our Lord, Savior, Mediator, and God. Born of the Virgin Mary, and a sinless servant full of grace and truth. He died on the cross in our place in order to redeem us from the grip, guilt, and punishment of sin. He conquered death and, rose from the dead with a glorious body and ascending to heaven to be with His Father. And soon He will return in His glory to establish His kingdom, righteousness and judgment.
  • We confess the Holy Spirit who convicts and leads sinners to receive Jesus Christ in repentance in order to receive new birth. He enables us, thus making the death of Jesus effective in our lives. He illuminates Scripture so that we can understand its truth.

The Scriptures: We believe that the Old and the New Testaments are God breathed and life, were written by authors inspired by the Holy Spirit, are fully trustworthy and authoritative in all that they affirm, and affirm our faith and life.

The Church and its Mission: We recognize the Church as the body of Christ, Jesus is the head and the first born of all congregations in which believers gather. We acknowledge the great commission of our Lord Jesus to proclaim the good news to all people, making them disciples and teaching them to obey Him.

We acknowledge the command of Jesus Christ to love one another by serving the church and society, by striving for all people to be reconciled with God and each other, by proclaiming liberty from every kind of oppression, and by proclaiming Christ’s justice in an unjust world.

YCT as a ministry has made the following Achievements over the past years:

  • Moral growth-Through the ministry, a good number of young people have realized their purpose in life and have fully reformed and  stopped trafficking drugs & stealing from the community. Our young girls have ceased prostitution and even some have gone back to school to continue with their education.
  • Over the years some of the young people have been able to acquire knowledge and life skills through the help of the ministry.
  • We used to rent a premise for our meetings, this time we have our building center in the heart of Kibera Slum.
  • We have been successful in supporting schools, colleges and local churches in raising integrity leaders that have continued to impact their peers with positive minds and ideas for life.
  • The ministry through the help of parents, guidance, pastors, local leaders and the entire community, have been able to reach this generation and to help the community in general understand the lifestyle of young people (culture).
  • Many of the young people have become better and responsible citizenship not only in their family but also in the society.
  • With the help of friends we have been able to put up a small library with few books that are very helpful and supportive to the ministry and friends.

Why Support the needy?

Maybe no one person can save the world … but you can make a world of difference for a needy person.

Why support? Because your ongoing support will provide the things that every needy person needs to thrive – but not every family can provide. Because your gift will fill critical gaps between what a person has and what they need, so they get the care, nutrition, clean water, education and opportunity they deserve. Because your friendship and encouragement will help a soul living in one of the world’s poorest places to believe in his own potential, and inspire him to live it fully, every single day.

Support is so much more than a monthly charity donation. It’s a commitment to a person. And it matters.

Today, support from friends through Gods provision is what allows us to remain in communities’ long term, building relationships with local pastors, leaders and churches in the villages as we focus on impacting the hearts of all people. Support from friends allows youngsters for Christ mission team to expand and deepen its work with children, youth and families even more. Your friendship and encouragement further elevates youngsters for Christ mission team to impact children, youths, families and communities, increasing their well-being.

Why Nationals?

Four Reasons to Empower Nationals

  • They speak the language.
  • They grew up in the culture.
  • They understand current local needs.
  • They are cost effective.

1. They Speak the Language

It takes time to learn a new language. Some are harder to learn than others, too. And of course, a missionary can't learn all the necessary words in a particular language.

A missionary has to be able to share abstract ideas like the Gospel, love and spiritual matters. The time spent on language training varies greatly for missionaries, but regardless of the time spent, it needs to be learned. National believers already know the languages they need to know to share the Gospel. They can reach people with the Good News right now!

A national doesn't need to study a language. They can reach people with the Good News right now!

2. They Grew Up in the Culture

Cultural norms are important. Our nationals know how to navigate these waters. They didn't spend years and money learning them, either. They already know how to work within the culture. In addition to being able to sidestep landmines of cultural taboos, having a history of being in the culture for long time, they are able to make cultural references that can help explain the gospel, and enable it to sink deep into hearts.

While the Holy Spirit can use the words anyone says to reach who He wants to reach, we believe nationals are ideally positioned to reach the people of their own culture. A national navigates cultural issues naturally, and can use them to help explain the Gospel.

3. They understand current local needs

In her book for the Love, Jen Hat maker tells a story she heard from a pastor in South America. A well-intentioned church group contacted his orphanage and offered to bring a group to paint the orphanage walls. Each year, they returned to re-paint the walls - assuming they knew what was needed, they continued to return year after year to perform the same service. So each year, just before the team arrived, the orphans smeared dirt on the walls to give the team something to do. They never asked, "What does your ministry need this year?" Hatmaker says, "We can do better than this."

We believe that national believers are the best equipped to reach their people. If we can make sure that top quality, dedicated, servant-hearted nationals have the resources they actually need, together, we can multiply their reach. Our nationals are on-the-ground and in the trenches. They know the culture. They know the history. They know the needs around them. They know when the walls need to be painted...and when they don't. A national knows how to best meet the needs of those around them.

4. They are cost effective

According to Christian Aid Mission, while sending an American family to a rural area can cost $75,000 a year plus start-up funding, resourcing a believer MONTHLY that is already living in the location and part of the culture averages $2560.

They note that depending on the location, that $2560 could double or triple. Even at the maximum tripled amount, equipping a national believer to reach their own people costs far, far less. One year of support for an American missionary family could provide basic support for 10-30 believers! Nationals Are Effective. All four of these come together to make nationals remarkably effective at reaching their people. For example, Sammy Njiru has been so effective at reaching his community, villages and neighbours in Kenya, he had to put up a building center to help disciple, and equipped them all for the work of the cross! Using effective programs that he runs on a daily base.

The ministry building is standing with its neighborhood; their perspective was so altered that they built a counter-cultural home cell groups on the Biblical principles of leadership they learned! Helping the local village pastors to plant a church in their areas to help multiply work of the good news growing so fast,

The youngsters for Christ team building center is helping its neighborhood quickly and effectively. Sammy Njiru has trained the students in high schools for the mission work of the International Missions in Kenya so well, that they are continually sharing Jesus. They, too, saw the Spirit bring enough people to faith that the form of discipleship that made the most sense was planting a church...in far villages! Their influence in kibera has grown as they are invited to share in many villages, contribute Bibles to the needy local Pastors and call others to minister to those in need around them.

Relationships are changing lives in Kenya only a national could do better. Sammy believes our ministry has been positioned to reach people in the very-difficult environment. Sammy shares Jesus and common wisdom from Gods word to and in Kenya slum in kibera through their Nobel outreach ministry programs. We would never want to take anything away from those called to move somewhere to demonstrate and declare God's Kingdom as missionaries.

Their obedience to God's calling and sacrifice is to be honoured and supported. We commend these faithful brothers and sisters. We're thankful for them. Nationals can reach their people in a way no one else can. They are uniquely positioned to declare and demonstrate the Gospel to those around them. They can make a dollar stretch until it yells for help! And they can do a lot of kingdom work with just a little.

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

There are lots of hands on ways to make an impact in other people’s lives in need. Donate your time and spread awareness by telling friends, family and fellowship you attend, create a fundraising event to support the mission work, or volunteer through a mission trip. The more you tell the people, Youngsters for Christ team mission story, the more you will help the programs to grow and be able to impact many more lives.

FUNDRAISE

Whether you're fundraising by pledging your birthday gifts or by hosting a party, you can make a real difference for children living in poverty. A Girl that cannot afford a pad (monthly sanitary towel), an Old Age Persons’ and even help to support a village by building some few rooms that can be used either like classes for children and at the same time as a church meeting center.

Almost 98% of children in the Slum live in extreme poverty are vulnerable to many factors that threaten their well-being. In order for children to achieve their given potential, they need protection, support and care at each stage of childhood to ensure basic needs such as safety, health and education are met.

With your support and help in fund raising individually or with your friends, church, organizations or businesses will help to provide where underserved children can thrive in communities and bring positive influence in the society.

Youngsters for Christ team (Y.C.T) is a nonprofit that envisions a world where every child is loved, cared for and free to live to their fullest potential, no matter where they’re from or what challenges they face.

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I was born into a family of eight, four girls and four boys. We were raised by our single mother. We grew up with so many challenges but mum stood strong for us. She played the role of both father and mother. Poverty, lack and frustrations were the order of the day. This became unbearable for my brothers and I. We decided to run away from home and sought refuge in the streets. We embraced street life because it was quite easy to beg for food from good Samaritans. The little we got we shared with our siblings. School was our last option as we never thought education could help us. It’s at this point that some people helped us return to school but again we had our ‘street mentality’. After school, I joined up with bad company. We started stealing and bullying people to earn a living.

One day in July 1988, I stole from our own “shanty” home - where today stands our ministry building centre (where most of indoor programs are run from) - and I was discovered. My younger sister told me that mom knew I had stolen. My mom was eagerly waiting to punish me. Being afraid of the punishment, I did not go back home. I found a place, sat down and started to cry. In the midst of my tears, a girl around ten years-old, younger than me, came by to console me. The girl told me, “Stop crying. God loves you”. I purposely pushed her away so she would leave me alone but the more I pushed her the more she came back to where I was sitting.

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After a while, something whispered to me, “She will only leave if you will listen to what she wanted to say,” I reluctantly decided to listen to the girl, without knowing what she would tell me. The young girl asked me to pray a prayer with her. To me, it sounded like an insult because I grew up believing that ladies should respect men at all times especially young ones. I asked myself, “Why should I do this?”, but I finally said the prayer after her. “Lord Jesus I come to you just the way I am. Amen.”  After the prayer I cried my heart out and the girl came closer and lifted her ragged dress cloth which she was wearing to wipe away my tears (not minding people seeing her underwear). After wiping away my tear she just went not knowing which directions she took.

After a while I got up and went home. I got a very thorough punishment from my mom. But the following day I wanted to know about this God that loves me, “Just the way I am”. The following Sunday I went to a nearby church and it’s from that fellowship in which I started to know about God’s Love for me. From the same fellowship I met some good friends that God used to help me grow in faith. I was later introduced to Campus Crusade for Christ (C.C.C) and it was through this ministry I found a friend, ministry and a family that mentored me. I joined Daystar University from where I received training in leadership skills, youth ministry, communication, and Bible teachings.  I have also undertaken counselling courses at Amani Counselling Institute.

My calling to start the YCT ministry happened one day as I was going to take a bath, at our home in the slums. I was about to scoop water when I heard a voice of someone saying, “Youngsters are for Christ”. I looked around, but I didn’t see anyone, so I ignored it. Again, when I was about to scoop the water the same thing happened. I felt like someone was playing with me so I got worried and dressed without taking a bath. I decided to go watch a movie. I started hearing God in my spirit saying that if I can reach out to people in other areas of Kenya, then I can do the same for my people in Kibera Slum. This is how Youngsters for Christ Team was born.

Today I look back and I’m so thankful and happy because of how the Lord has changed me and what he has called me to do here in Kibera Slum, Kenya and Africa at large. I am married to my dear beautiful wife Charity Njiru, and we are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Jada Njiru and Roni Njiru.

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Youngsters for Christ Team - (YCT) is a non-denominational and nonprofit ministry that seeks to disciple and mentor the generation of young people.

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P. O Box - 2468-00202
KNH Nairobi Kenya

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+254 722 796 678

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