I recently did an ad for FYT (below) for a new initiative of theirs. i don’t make a habit of advertising, but, to be frank, they’re not exactly asking a lot! :-)
Do something small to make a big change for young people! Text the word MITE to 82540 and help Frontier Youth Trust raise £100,000.
PLEASE DONT TURN OFF YOUR PHONE IN CHURCH!
Frontier Youth Trust (FYT) has launched a project that will lead to a huge increase in Christian youth work that is on the street alongside young people in the UK! They want to grow at least 36 new local StreetSpace projects in the next 3 years and develop a national network of Christians who are working with young people in their own neighbourhoods. FYT have secured £60,000 to start the project, but needs to raise a further £100,000 to make it all happen.
For the last 3 years FYT has piloted StreetSpace and it has been effectively and creatively engaging young people on the streets in the South West. The project has been recognized and welcomed by young people, local police, councils and Christians and has been inundated with requests to start or support similar projects across the UK.
Richard Passmore (StreetSpace Project Leader) says “we have an amazing opportunity to help and support young people, especially those who may be at risk, by meeting them where they are at. We are at a critical point in this development and we want to mobilize Christian youth work as an expression of God’s love for young people on the streets.”
To make StreetSpace happen nationally FYT is launching the ‘widow’s mite appeal’ (See Luke 21). Dave Wiles (CEO) says, “we recognise that money is tight for most people at the moment so we are simply asking for lots of people (actually 100,000 of them!) to contribute a small amount to make a huge difference”. FYT is asking Christians everywhere to turn on their mobile phones (even if they are in church!) and to text their individual mite to help them help young people on the streets.
So please turn on your phone and text the word MITE to 82540 calls will cost £1.50 and over a pound will go directly to the StreetSpace initiative. Text with all your mite (excuse the pun). For donations from outside the UK or for larger donations to the ‘MITE’ initiative, please go to: www.widowsmite.org.uk You will then be able to make a donations to FYT and pay by paypal, credit or debit card.
For more information please email Frontier Youth Trust firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dave Wiles FYT CEO on 01225 480973 or 07799108339