Because your support makes a difference!


For 11 years, Youth Encounter was a mobile operation based out of Joel and Mary’s backyard. People loaned trailers and vehicles to transport activity equipment around, but as the organisation grew, it became more and more difficult to do on a daily basis.

On the 30th of April 2021, Youth Encounter took ownership of its very own property! This was a very exciting milestone for the organisation and a testament to the faithfulness of God. The vision for this property is for it to be a space to house the heart of Youth Encounter. We want this space to be a place where young people and their whānau can experience a greater sense of belonging to this community, to connect with others, learn new things, have fun, and be empowered to live out their God-given potential.

We have developed office and workshop spaces at this Home Base, along with a dirt bike track to be used for our activity-based programmes. Our Operations moved on-site at the end of July 2021, and since then, we have been working on creating a space that caters for a wide range of activities. This space has huge potential – stay tuned to see what becomes of it!

“I felt lost, like I no longer knew who I was, but now I feel like I have a purpose and have the determination and power to do what I want in life. Youth Encounter has given me confidence and has given me back my excitement about life.”  - Participant


  • Continue fundraising for property debt and development
  • Developing office and workshop spaces 
  • Develop activity spaces to deliver programmes

If you would like to make a financial donation towards this project this would be much valued. Any donations for Youth Encounter's Home Base project will be eligible for a 33.33% tax rebate. Please use the reference 'Home Base' and be sure to send us your details so we can send you a receipt for your donation. 


1. I would like to donate via Internet Banking:
Account Name: Youth Encounter -        BNZ Te Puke 02-0452-0048320-00 

2. I would like to pay via my credit card:

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The Youth Encounter Home Base will create a point of reference for our vibrant community and a space where people can gather together and discover a new sense of purpose and being. It is in this space that people will be encouraged to live life wide open – a life of meaningful connection, freedom, and growth. We want this to be a safe place where our young people experience a sense of belonging and can always return to and know they are welcome.

Your skills, knowledge, resources, contacts, finances and, most importantly, your prayers are all a valuable part of this project, and we need your help. Contact us or sign up to help with Youth Encounter's Home Base Project.

For more information or to meet with us and learn more about the project or how you can be involved please contact us today or phone 027 6355 969.

Thanks in advance for being part of the Youth Encounter Story! 

"Youth Encounter committed to put time and effort into me so makes me feel like if someone's gonna do that - then I must be worthwhile and I want to give back to other people now" - Matthys

Because your support matters!


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