This weekend the 2015/16 YFC One group of volunteers came together to celebrate a transformational 9 months as part of YFC’s gap year program. Meeting in the nation’s capital, they prayed, reminisced and shared their stories of what God has done in them and through them during their year on YFC One.

Thames Testimonies

On a boat on the Thames young people shared over and over again the amazing things Jesus has done in their lives and the lives of the young people they have met throughout the yearOne said, “I couldn’t have imagined at the start of this year that I would be stood up here speaking like this.”

Another volunteer spoke of her experience working with a group of girls in years 7 and 8. She ran a club where she told them her testimony and spoke to them about the topic of identity. Then she explained how she had been able to share her life experiences with them. As she got to know them she also challenged them about what the what they were finding their identity in. Best of all, she then shared how a few of the girls have made decisions to follow Jesus.

Prayer at the Palace

The volunteers then visited Lambeth Palace. Whilst there they prayed for each other as they began to look forward to their next steps.

They then had the honour of taking communion together, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

As the curtain fell on a fantastic year the volunteers received a parting message from Archbishop Welby. The Archbishop passionately encouraged them to keep living for Jesus and holding fast to the Good News. “The gospel is simple: don’t complicate it”, he declared.