GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION
Founded in 1969, by Rev Dr John Owusu Afriyie, Youth Ambassador for Christ Association (YAFCA), was born with a vision. Its aim was to reach out to the youth of the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and impact their spiritual moral lives. For achieving the Vision, Campus Outreach, Rural Areas Evangelism, Christofest, Youth Evangelism School (YES), Youth Musical Rally’s in Schools( David Dynamics), International Music Festival, Gospel Musicfest, Jesus Celebration of Praise, Golden Gospel Musicfest, Miracle Festival (Mirafest),Jesus Jubilee, Liberty Christian Centre and Voluntary Service for Christ (VSC) was birthed. These programmes helped to draw young men and women attention to the Lord.
Campus Outreach started as a Mini-Mission in schools, colleges and universities, while the Leader Rev Dr Owusu Afriyie now Director-General was working with the Scripture Union (SU) .Results on campuses were massive as many got saved, healed and filled with the Holy Spirit.
International Music Festival, formed in 1990,was one of YAFCA’s activities that transformed Gospel Music in Ghana. It was the first international music festival ever to be held in Ghana.
YOUTH EVANGELISM SCHOOL (YES)
The most impacted of all YAFCA programmes YES, began as an annual one month residential evangelism discipleship- training programme for the youth. Its purpose was to train the youth who wanted to commit themselves to the work of evangelism. YES, over the years has imparted sound Christian evangelistic teachings and knowledge to lots of Christian leaders and ministers in our time. Since 1974, over 10,000 people have been trained under YES. Some graduates of YES who are now Christian Leaders include: Rev Eastwood Anaba, Rev Sam Korankye Ankrah, Bishop S.N. Mensah, Dr Oteng Agyei, Prof. K. Appia Adu, Mr. Emmanuel Baba Mahama, Prof. Samuel Afrane, Dr. Seth Gbewonyo, Mr. Ebenezer Haizel, Rev. Francis Osei Kusi, Bishop Isaac Quaye, Dr. Mark Frimpong, Dr Oheneba Dornyo, and Apostle Eric Nyamekye Just, to mention few.
YES Choreography Group (2018)
Christofest which began since 1978, has been one of the most exciting and uplifting Christian New Year’s Eve watch night programme. It was organized by YAFCA. The number of people who participated has grown from 1,500 to more than 20,000.
Personalities who today testify to have been transformed through Christofest includes doctors, evangelists, former political leaders, students, etc. all these personalities heard messages of God and found the Lord at this programme. Voluntary Service for Christ which wasn’t a popular activity of YAFCA was lunched at Christofest in 1983. Its purpose was to give dedicated and committed Christians the opportunity to serve the Lord on the mission field. They share the love of God with people on the street, homes, beaches, schools, colleges and campuses.
Jesus Jubilee began in 1982. It coincided with the Ghana’s silver Jubilee independence celebration. Jesus Jubilee is held every 6th March. The difference between the two is the duration which is usually four hours and the emphasis, Ghana. Since its inception, it has not only been a source of blessing in itself to participants but also a better alternative to the worldly.
For the past 50 years, YAFCA, a Christian organization, has consistently played an influential rule in the Christian community. It has provided opportunities for grooming young people for the Christian ministry. These opportunities were through its programmes. The programmes brought together Christians from diverse denominational backgrounds to express their love for God. YAFCA has therefore changed the society and lives of many through Christianity or the Word of God. Personalities like Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Dr. Seth Gbewonyo, Mr. Ebenezer Haizel, Rev Francis Osei Kusi, Bishop Isaac Quaye, Rev Sam Korankye Ankrah, Rev. Eastwood Anaba, Bishop Agyin Asare and many more others, have been influenced by YAFCA. It has been an outstanding organization. Because unlike other organizations for bringing up young people, this has been the work of diverse kinds of people(All over the world), Led by Rev Dr John Owusu Afriyie and the supporting wife.
As always, the aim of the ministry is to expand its work beyond the borders of Ghana. As a ministry we are embarking on a Christian University which is 65% done.YAFCA University College of Ministry (YUCOM), the Christ centered education, is going to bring innovative leadership to your field of interest. It’s also going to provide the foundation you need to succeed in life and at work. YUCOM will serve all Christian groups in the country with great Christian leadership courses.