“I thank God for NYSUM’s openness to the whole body of Christ and for building up the Kingdom of God in this great Metropolitan mission field.” (Pastor Jim Cymbala, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, Brooklyn, NY)
“As a Pastor, it was a pleasure to see our kids ‘come out their shell’ and boldly proclaim the gospel. They’ve developed a compassionate heart for reaching the lost that will be much easier to express at home now through outreach ministry.” (Pastor Kevin Bolte, Central Assembly of God, Huntsville, AL)
“God confirmed that I’m supposed to be a missionary.” (Student, Minnesota Youth Alive, Minneapolis, MN)
“I will forever feel more compassion toward street people after this experience. Jesus died for us ALL!” (Melony, New Covenant Church, Hampton, VA)
“I can never look at the city the same.” (Student, Regent University, VA)
“During one of our outreaches with NYSUM, my son said, ”‘God is calling me to be a missionary.’” (Mother of youth group member,
Mud Creek Church, Hendersonville, NC)
“Every time I come to (NYSUM) it re-impacts my desire to live for God and carry out the great commission.” (Robert, Calvary Mennonite Church)
“After being so touched by her experience at the Cerebral Palsy Hospital, one of our girls announced that she was changing her college minor to “Special Education for the Disabled.” (Youth group member, Mud Creek Church, Hendersonville, NC)
“Here is a short recap of our weekend – Friday night teams went out to minister to the homeless. That is where we met “Cuba” from Cuba. I’m almost certain Cuba gave us an alias name or his parents had a real sense of humor! He shared with us his life of surviving on the dangerous inner city streets. We told Cuba that God loved him so much that He sent us all the way from Pittsburgh, PA to tell him. We prayed with Cuba and gave him blankets, food and information for Christian shelters.
…Saturday morning the ladies served in NYC women’s shelters. There they met women from 11 different nations seeking shelter from abusive boyfriends and husbands. The residents were treated to pedicures, manicures, makeup, hair styling, and the love of Jesus. Meanwhile in the Lower East side of Manhattan the men served breakfast to 650 people at “Father’s Heart” soup kitchen. People had the opportunity to receive prayer and various helps like G.E.D., job placement, and counseling. Saturday evening we attended an “Extreme Makeover” banquet at N.Y.S.U.M. with over 200 people from various states. Sunday morning the team worshiped at Brooklyn Tabernacle.
For God’s Glory,
Ed and Lorrie Slonchka
Global Reach Network