About Us

YouthReach International focuses its efforts on key regions within the countries of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Lithuania.

Mentor initiated orphanage visits and international team camp outreaches in these regions create first-touch ministry opportunities, introducing children to the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ and allows them to begin mentoring relationships with in-country Mentors. These mentoring opportunities are then continued in these key cities with continued frequent orphanage visits and gatherings, allowing relationships to be deepened and developed along spiritual lines.

Programs are developed over time which provide a safe place for orphans and orphanage graduates to enjoy recreation, mentoring, life skills training, and spiritual development opportunities.

Partnerships with in-country churches, ministries and orphanages are developed and expanded to allow further ministry opportunities focused on showing the orphans that they indeed matter to someone. Other partnerships are developed with business, educational, religious, and governmental organizations and individuals to provide access to groups of children, introduce us to new mentors, and deepen the effectiveness of the mission.

Ministry Values:

Mentoring: YouthReach International believes that spiritual growth does not occur in a vacuum. It is best done in community with others. Therefore, we strongly believe in mentoring relationships for the purpose of developing spiritual maturity. We will develop environments and opportunities for mentoring youth,12-3-1 Mentors, Team Leaders, and Team Members.

Modeling: Everything that we do is focused on introducing people to Jesus, and demonstrating the Kingdom of God by physically and spiritually engaging people. We live out our faith among all of those with whom we come in contact.

Partnering: YouthReach International partners with local individuals and organizations to provide strong 12-3-1 Mentors for children. We are a part of the body of Christ, and do not expect to do everything alone. Rather, we choose to focus clearly on the tasks set before us, trusting our partners to join in the work to build up children.

Equipping: Kingdom service requires submission to his Spirit, intentional preparation, and God-given resources. We believe it is our responsibility to equip Team Leaders, Team Members, 12-3-1 Mentors, and the children to be able to effectively confront spiritual powers while navigating life’s challenges

Sowing: This parable is often presented as a call to decide which type of soil we are. We believe that this parable also teaches that the farmer (God) sowed the seed everywhere without first doing soil analysis to decide on which soil would be best to throw the seed. We believe that young people are the world’s most receptive people group; we do not disqualify any child from hearing of and experiencing personally Christ’s love. We are a seed-sowing ministry; one that does not predetermine which children or mentors will be most receptive to the message before sharing it. We will share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with all those that the Lord puts in our path. This will prepare the soil for Kingdom expansion, softening the hearts of the next generation to be more receptive for future mission efforts.