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What Others Say

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

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.

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.

Peter Halder

Peter Halder

National Director
Bangladesh Youth First Concerns

It was a great joy and privilege for all of us from Bangladesh YFC to be at GA 2014. All of my colleagues appreciated and are thankful to the Father for the opportunity, meeting so many dear brothers and sisters around the globe who are called for the same cause. I and my colleague William were so blessed and encouraged to be at your Affinity Luncheon at the GA. Your kind presentation on Foundation for all Nations impressed us so deeply. I want to say, It is a great ENDEAVOUR of you and YFCI for its worldwide family. Absolutely a timely initiative for the worldwide YFC family. I was not only praying, cry to the Father over the years for something like this for YFC worldwide family. GREAT JOB, dear brother, go ahead. There are so many poor and weaker nations looking for support, like Bangladesh. Nation can pray, think and write some project proposal, but very hard for them to a partner being in the poorest country. So, this initiative of course will great help to poor and weaker nations to find some partner who can come along to reach more young people. Weaker YFC nation can be strengthen through this ministry of Foundation for all Nations. Great initiative John. GREAT.

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” .

David Schultz

David Schultz

Parker, Colorado, USA
Former Director, YFC/USA Project Serve Department

Having known and worked with John Duncan for 15 years, I have found him to be a man of integrity, resourcefulness and action.  He has demonstrated his passion for helping others throughout the world in very tangible ways, such as raising funds, service projects and personally transporting relief supplies into eastern Europe. I believe Foundation For The Nations to be worthy project and will fill a great need in coming alongside YFC Nations in their strategies to fulfil the Great Commission.

Mikhail K.

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.

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

Koekoes van As

Botswana

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.

Melanie Ivancevic

Croatia

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. YAAAAY!!!! :)

Len Rodgers

Global Initiatives, Phoenix, Arizona

Dear John, Your email and the report about YFCI FOUNDATION FOR THE NATIONS made my day. This is so practical and puts some practical meaning on the YFCI work.

Mervin Pool

Seychelles

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. Blessings Till everyone hears, Mervin Pool

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