International Needs Inc. was founded in 1974 when Ray Harrison, then World Director of Youth for Christ International, attended the World Conference on Evangelism in Lausanne, Switzerland. God directed him to a new and wider form of ministry that partners Christian “nationals” around the world. This revolutionary concept positioned International Needs as a pioneer in the missions arena. Because this approach has been so successful, it is now an accepted standard for reaching the world with the message and love of Jesus Christ.
International Needs is now involved in over 30 countries on six continents.