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Foundation for the Nations

What Others Say

Testimonials from some of those familiar with the aims of the Foundation

Arlen Nordhagen

Arlen Nordhagen

Chairman of the Board, SecurCare Self Storage, Colorado, USA

I think FFTN is a tremendous fit for busy CEOs because we are all so time constrained that we just don’t have time to research the kinds of Kingdom opportunities and needs there are all around the world. FFTN provides that by finding the needs, doing the research to screen these needs to the top priority projects, then having those top projects summarized effectively and presented in a timely manner at the annual meeting with the committed donors. I really think it is a fantastic model and approach that works well for busy CEOs who want to support Kingdom work, but don’t have the time to figure out the best places to contribute

Jean–Philippe (JP) Longeron

Jean–Philippe (JP) Longeron

National Director of Youth for Christ Romania

When Jesus asked me to follow him, I gave it all.
When he laid a burden in me for youth, I preached with all my heart. When he asked me to do ministry, I just obeyed.

I was 20 years old when I started ministry. I never thought once about money. Neither did I doubt that He would provide…

I did not realize during my early years of ministry that if I was able to do so is that people were financing food, transportation and lodging for me.
I am a bit older today. I am a husband, a father, a national director responsible to provide for the needs of the people under me, and of the projects they carry.

I am working in a nation where the economy is low and where people are not used to give for ministry.
John came few years ago in Romania to visit the ministry. We were struggling at that time to find the finances for the salary of our 2 first staffs. He committed immediately to find the support missing (around 40% of their salary). Today these 2 staffs are doing an amazing job in the gypsy community.

I thank God for John’s heart. I thank God for workers who make steps of faith to respond to God’s call. I thank God for donors who respond God’s call to finances missionaries and missionary projects. I thank God for “Foundations for the Nations” .

Koekoes van As

Koekoes van As


Thank you John and team for what you did. Thank you to the partners for your generosity. Thank You Lord Jesus for being ever faithful.

Mark Dodrill

Mark Dodrill

National Director of YFC Spain

Capital projects that generate self–supporting ministries represent one of the best strategies we have found for pioneering work in difficult countries. Foundation for the Nations provides the hope of finance for such ideas which is merit–based and will encourage valuable options to float to the surface. It is clearly one of the best initiatives for the growth of Youth for Christ ministry that I have seen. May God increase your resources and expand this vision!

Mark Dowds

Mark Dowds

Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Co–founder and Executive Vice–President, Trov

Foundation for the Nations has a vision to support the people on the front lines of ministry. This will resource pioneers and enable them to stay focused on bringing life to people and transformation to our world. I am excited to be involved to help surface and stimulate innovative methodologies that can make the financial support of others have the greatest impact.

Melanie Ivancevic


Wow, JOHN!

YAAAAY!!!! Praise the Lord, oh, my soul…

Thank you so much, John! Again, God has blessed us through you, and also through these people.

We are very grateful, thanks for the photo, definitely once you give us their names/ contacts, we will be able to thank them directly :)!

How sweet are for us the fruits of your labor… we cherish your effort and all you underwent and undertook for this – God knows it, we prayed for it… and this car IS and WILL be used in His glory and for His kingdom.



Mervin Pool


Thank you for the good news! We are very thankful to the Lord for His provision. It is heart–warming to know that there are people out there who care about the work of the Lord on a Global scale and are willing to contribute towards the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Thank you for your hard work and making all this possible.


Till everyone hears,

Mervin Pool

Mikhail Korneu

Regional Director
Eastern Europe Region of EMENA Area

Thank you very much for good news!
I am glad that a lot of people stand around EE initiative and wait for God’s progress to reach nations.
I agree with you that less can be multiply to more. Thank you for “rich” advice! Your experience is going behind you and ahead of me:)

Thank you again and I pray for your important role to expand His Kingdom across nations at this and another parts of world.

Dr Richard Gibb

Dr Richard Gibb

Kinross, Scotland
Global Operations Director, Insurance Technology Group,
Ernst & Young

Foundation for the Nations is a wonderful example of our Christian response to the world and all its needs rooted in our experience of God’s grace in Jesus Christ. With John’s gifted international leadership experience in Youth For Christ and passion to see the Kingdom of God extended in all facets of life, it will be exciting to see how the Lord will use Foundation for the Nations to bless people in many countries of the world. I am delighted that the Lord has laid the vision for this ministry on John’s heart.

Ruben Secen

Ruben Secen

National Director, Croatia

Thank you all so much for all you are doing for the wider YFC family. It’s a blessing to have someone who makes an effort and has passion for the nations around the globe. All you do is simply amazing. YFC Croatia is experiencing this blessings thanks to you and the whole FFTN team.

I just want to express my gratitude and thankfulness for all you do and bless us with. Thank you!

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