Salama! (Hello!) This past summer I had the privilege to attend an Apostolic Youth Corps trip to Madagascar. We were able to minister alongside missionaries Chris and Sister Paula Richardson. Under the leadership of our chaperones, the Enseys, the Huizars, and Sister Clayton, we witnessed 215 people receive the Holy Ghost, twenty-three healed including two sets of blinded eyes opened and twenty people baptized in saving name of Jesus Christ.
This trip affected me in a way that can’t necessarily be put into words. My bishop used to have a saying, “Change is not a bad thing.” However, this saying always seemed to be followed by a disappointing change. This trip made me realize that change truly is a beautiful thing. If you’re thinking about going on an AYC trip, there are a few things to consider.
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This summer, Apostolic Youth Corps (AYC) traveled to nine destinations around the world. 482 young people applied to be a part of AYC this year, and they ministered, experienced new locations and cultures, and made lifelong friendships and memories. God is moving mightily around the world, and AYC is helping to bring laborers to hungry, hurting people. We’re excited to share with you reports of all that God is doing around the world through Apostolic Youth Corps!
AYC Ireland kicked off our travel season with ninety-nine participants—our largest team ever. The team was able to tour Dublin and the beautiful Irish coast. They ministered in four churches their first Sunday where three were filled with the Holy Ghost for the first time! AYC students were also able to be a part of the Belfast Conference with Rev. Cunningham. Team members took … Read More »
Where does the Great Adventure begin? Perhaps it all begins with a promotional video, a flier, a testimony, or a youth leader challenging you to attend an Apostolic Youth Corps trip. You pray about it and decide, “Yes! I want to help!” Eventually, you turn in your application and try to prepare for the trip of a lifetime. You read through emails, texts, and posts for any information to help you prepare for this unique experience.
You become a traveling salesman, expert car washer, and an experienced chef raising money for your great adventure. Finally, it’s departure day! You have been preparing for this day for months. You say aloud, “Passport? Check! Comfortable shoes? Check! Bible? Check! Fresh mints? Oh no, I left them at church. Mom, we have to stop at the store!” One thing is missing—one thing for … Read More »
Feel like you’re going in circles? Tired of the mediocre?
If you’re like me, you grew up constantly daydreaming of faraway places with the desire to see new things! The Eiffel Tower seemed so grandiose and like a dream, towering through the sky in my World History textbooks, but so far from the classroom I was sitting in at that moment. I thought, one day, if I could only get there, I would be satisfied for the rest of my, life and I can go on living normal life here in my small hometown.
In 2009 the time finally came! My cousin called me with overwhelming excitement and told me about the AYC trip to France that was hosted by the General Youth Division. Before we knew it, we booked our flights and paid our fees were paid. It was time!
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Heading into the AYC Portland trip, I honestly did not know what to expect. I was very excited just to have the opportunity to help a North American Missions church reach their city and help out in anyway possible. However, you can never out give God, and I can honestly say I came away from the trip feeling like I was blessed more by the trip than the people we reached/served.
After hearing the stories of the massive revivals overseas, in the back of my mind I had this preconceived notion that through all the hard-work, prayer, and preparation, we would see massive amounts of people come instantaneously. However, that’s not exactly what happened. At first I was somewhat disappointed, but through it all I learned we are often stuck looking through our own eyes instead of seeing things like … Read More »