Foxfires Youth Teams
Foxfires (affectionately called ‘Foxies’) are hard at work across the continent of Africa, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the 226 million (UN 2015) youth who live there. Their mission is to bring Jesus to the very youngest strata of society, because no one is too young to put their faith in Jesus!
There are teams in many AE countries: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya and DRC (new in 2017). Each team is comprised of a number of young men and women who apply for the training programme. Many have heard about the Foxfires programme through earlier teams who have invested in them. Others come from estranged or neglected childhoods, and have come to know Jesus. As a result, they feel compelled to serve Jesus in this way.
Foxfires teams train in areas including:
- Creatively Preaching the Gospel
- Preparing Youth for Life
- Equipping Leaders to Serve
- Mobilizing Youth for Missions
Teams move around the country participating in city-wide missions and presenting at other locations such as churches and schools. Performances by a team can include dance, drama, testimony and life skills. Foxfires share the Gospel of Jesus with children and youth through explaining their own relationships with Christ.
Theto Shoroma, one of the South African Foxies for 2016 says,
“We spread the Gospel creatively in dancing, drama, testimony and poetry. Also, you go to school, teach life skills that help young people deal with daily challenges.”
Supporting Foxfires means empowering future generations of children to know Christ, and to live joyous lives in devotion to him!