Angela Fox, who has been working for Norwich Youth for Christ for the past seven years and has been a volunteer for 20, will be taking up the post as Director of North Breckland Youth for Christ from September.
Angela said: “I'm very excited to be involved at the beginning of this new Centre. I have a passion for reaching and discipling young people, and training and equipping them to live life to the full. I want them to know the love of God and recognise how He works in their lives.
“We will aim to cover the Breckland area north of the A11 corridor and also cover Hingham. Integrate YFC cover south of the A11 and we will work together in that area.
“Last summer God began to speak about moving on and to a harvest field where we hadn’t sown. We sensed we should look south of Norwich and at the NYFC Annual Thanksgving I was called to start a centre in the Breckland area,” said Angela (pictured below).
“We have already been offered use of buildings for an office and for activities and have recruited a number of key volunteers, prayer team and an amazing group of trustees. We will be continuing to establish relationships with the local churches and congregations and with those who are interested in supporting the Centre
“We have been offered some financial support and would always welcome more to further the work. We have secured some funding which is released when we can match it from other sources. We are looking to sustain the work through local giving as far as possible as the work is for the youth in North Breckland.”
Director of Norwich YFC, Mark Tuma, said: “It's enormously exciting to see another new YFC centre being born in our area, and it's particularly encouraging to see this new growth coming from within our team here in Norwich. Ang is faithfully and courageously following God's call as she steps into this new role, and I'm convinced that it will change the lives of young people in that area!”
NBYFC will be officially launched on Friday September 16 at 7.30pm at Wellspring Church, Dereham. All are welcome to attend.
Other events planned include a Volunteers Training Day on October 22, and a Musicians Training day with Taste on Feb 18, 2012. In the run-up to Easter, NBYFC plans to work with the churches in the area to have a youth-led social action week, plus schools work and various clubs springing up in the villages.
Youth for Christ is an international movement working in more than 100 countries around the world to give young people a clear, relevant and engaging understanding of the Gospel.
It has a strong heritage in Norfolk dating back to the 1950s, and has existing established centres in Norwich, Great Yarmouth