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Youth For Christ Winnipeg may have changed their methods over the years, but the message is always the same.

 Amber Skrabek, Senior Director of Community and Partner Relations for YFC Winnipeg reflected on some of the changes over the last 65 years.

"Looking back over the history we've seen programming change and styles of the programming change. We went away from the big rallies that were really popular in the 50's and 60's, and got into more concerts and different programs that would target specific youth because really, the mission is to reach all people with the gospel of Jesus Christ."

She said, "In the 70's and 80's there became more of a focus on different programs and different activities and different needs of the young people to connect with them where they're at."

Skrabek said that YFC has grown into 16 to 17 programs with satellites outside the city now in smaller communities.

Last year the programs at YFC have reached over 9,000 kids. "We're hoping to increase that number every year," Skrabek said.

With the ministry celebrating 65 years of changing lives, that length of time has seen changes with entire families from grandparents being involved in the programs in the 1950's and 1960's to the parents attending in the 1970's and 1980's and then to the children now receiving the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

To celebrate YFC Winnipeg's 65 years in ministry, if the ministry has been a part of your faith story they'd love to hear from you. Those stories can be emailed to [email protected]

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