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Missionary Spotlight

Our Missionary Spotlight this month shines on Eli Beltran, Youth For Christ Peoria

In 1970, newly married Eli and Marcia Beltran moved to Peoria. Full of energy, vision and passion, they were ready to begin ministry with Peoria Area Youth for Christ. Ten years later, Eli was asked to lead the local ministry of YFC. The next 21 years were filled with ministry successes, plenty of failures and seeing God work through this ministry. GOD was FAITHFUL. YFC saw hundreds of teens come to Christ.

In 2001, Eli and his family relocated to Central America to serve in YFC International. Eli’s ministry role was trainer, facilitator, mentor, counselor and outreach to youth throughout Latin America. A critical part of those years was serving on the leadership team responsible for strategic direction, oversight and training to the 22 nations of the Americas.

Coming full circle to today, Eli has rejoined the Peoria Area Youth for Christ as Ambassador to Teens. He is working with the Peoria YFC team towards the goal of reaching lost teens in Central Illinois.

Want to learn more about the Peoria Youth For Christ ministry? Are you feeling the tug to become part of their team? Check out their website at or contact them at 309-688-6685, 4100 N. Brandywine Drive.

Earlier Event: April 30
VBS Blanket Prep Night
Later Event: May 2
National Day of Prayer