I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Mexico City. For some reason, I can’t get it out of my head. There is an enormous need in this mega-city. Our job is to train youth workers for local churches. In the United States, there is a trained youth worker for every 600 young people. In the rest of the world, there is a trained youth worker for every 400,000 young people.
In order for Mexico City to have one youth worker for every 600 young people, there would have to be around 25,000 youth workers in this city. There aren’t even that many evangelical churches in Mexico City. The population of Mexico City is less than 2% Christian, and the young people of this country are in desperate need for role models, mentors, heroes, and leaders.
We’re off to a great start with the 9 students studying at the seminary to be youth ministers, but we need more workers. I believe that something great is going to happen in this city. We need youth ministers here in Mexico, and we need global youth workers from the United States who will help with this enormous job.