Mobile Outreach launched in May of 1998. Today staff drive a customized bus to Esquimalt, Quw’utsun, Tsawout and Tseycum Nations where they run weekly programs for youth ages 8-18.
Area churches pray, provide financial support and send volunteer leaders who help run our weekly programs that include a God Talk, nutritious snacks, games, crafts, sports and bus trips. These programs are only possible because Indigenous community leaders keep their doors open, and community staff and youth continue to ask for the Blue Bus team to return each week.
Youth love hanging out with our staff and leaders but the team members enjoy the youth just as much. In the midst of these relationships filled with fun and serious conversation, leaders are able to both model the love of Jesus Christ and talk about how important Jesus is to them.
Team members never push their faith on youth, but neither do they hold back about talking about their love for Jesus. When youth choose to follow Jesus, we provide them with a Bible (if we have permission for their parents), encourage them in their faith journey and try to connect them with local churches.
In communities like Esquimalt where we are not allowed to share our faith or use the Bible, we respect those parameters and we demonstrate the love of Jesus in every way possible. It is our desire to see all youth respond to Jesus and allow him to transform their lives.
To help Mobile Outreach reach even more youth, please contact us. We would be totally open to sit down over a coffee (socially distanced of course) to answer your questions and help you explore how to be involved with YFC Victoria Mobile Outreach.