The Lord has a crazy dream for His people. According to Jeremiah 29:11, “I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” With this regard, the Lord has two plans for mankind; one is for everyone to experience prosperity and not disaster, which means that the Lord planned mankind to experience his grace and the fullness of life in Him and not to feel grief, pain and poverty. His other plan is for mankind to have a future to hope for, a future that the people would always look forward to.
Even with His original plan, the reality remains that there are still poor people around us. Sadly though, people all over the world give donations and alms which help them go through their days, however their real needs are still being ignored.
Over the years the community of Couples for Christ have been advocating and moving towards the alleviation from poverty. The community has already been able to start programs to help the poor, regain their confidence and their lives as well. The CFC with its mission in Building the Church of the Poor has the program of ANCOP or Answering the Cry of the Poor. This program aims to alleviate poverty in the country, through education, community development and health and nutrition. This is the way of CFC to help alleviate poverty in the country.
As Youth For Christ, we believe that as young as we are, we have the capacity to be of great help especially helping the ones closest to our heart, the youth. YFC are called Champions of the poor, we are to help out in alleviating poverty in the country by sparking hope in the hearts of our fellow youth and to start change in the society by changing their minds with regards to poverty so that the trend of poverty may stop.
YFC REV UP or Revolution of Uplifting the Poor is a call for Youth For Christ to be young people moved by the Holy Spirit to work with the poor as an expression of God’s transforming love.
A response to the YFC Identity of being a Champion of the Poor, and rooted on the verse “…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” – Matthew 25:40. REV UP is an advocacy which aims to spark change in the society, through the power and passion of the youth, by allowing them to see God even in the least of our brothers and sisters.