Religious freedom is a luxury.
For Christians in hundreds of places around the world, oppression and/or persecution is routine. Christian workers in these places are called to delicate and challenging work, as overwhelming need is paired with limited resourcing. For believers living amid religious freedom, it's often complex to find ways to support mission work inside these difficult countries.
Youth for Christ International (YFCI) works through local people all over the world to bring Christ's message of salvation to places that might otherwise never hear. The annual RaFo fundraiser has partnered specifically with YFCI's work in a South Asian country to bless and love those living in one of those difficult places, helping spread the Good News.
RaFo funds go specifically toward getting kids to summer camps (some of whom have never left their village), administer leadership training, providing food/clothing to children living in dire poverty—and much more.
There are over 4.6 million young lives around the world reached by Youth for Christ each year. Missionaries in this specific South Asian country depend largely on annual funding from the RaFo to provide necessary resources for continued work.
Whether you participate in the 2024 RaFo or are able to donate to a specific athlete's efforts, be confident you are making a significant impact on the lives of children and young adults on the other side of the world.