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In this Season of Thanks…

This Thanksgiving season we are so thankful for the many ways God has blessed our organization.

  • We recently received a letter from a pastor sharing the conversion story of some of the youth from his church. They were transformed through the ministry of Youthfront that happened while they were serving in the Argentine district of Kansas City, KS. He described how this was having a significant impact on their entire church. I love these kinds of stories.
  • A mother shared how her teenage son had been dramatically transformed into a new person after spending time at Youthfront LaCygne this summer. A youth pastor told me that bringing youth to Youthfront West was critical to their spiritual formation.
  • In Croc, Mexico kids and teenagers lives are being impacted in life-changing ways. We have now financially helped approximately a dozen of the kids involved in Youthfront Mexico go to college. Several of them are back in Croc, helping Youthfront and giving back to the community.
  • We see the constant Facebook and other social media chatter among young people who describe the transformation that Jesus Christ has brought into their lives.

For me, it is the story of transformed lives through Jesus Christ that sets me on fire. I also get excited about the things that build our capacity and capability to do more things that help us fulfill our mission to bring youth into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Things like:

  • A beautiful new Activity Center at Youthfront Camp West and the progress we are making on the renovation of the Chapel.
  • The growing after school program in the Argentine District in Kansas City KS.
  • The growth of Something to Eat™ which is enabling more youth to be discipled into a way of life that takes Jesus’ words seriously, “as you have done it to the least of these, you’ve done it unto me.” Something to Eat™ meals are providing relief for those suffering from the lack of proper nutrition.

This is all good news to rejoice about. Now, here is the challenge. We are having a very difficult fall financially. While our projects above are making significant progress, we are dealing with a cash flow challenge in meeting our normal expenses. This year we really need your help. Will you make a gift today that helps us continue to reach young people for Jesus, mobilize youth to serve, train young disciples, resource youth workers, help parents, and do all the things we are engaged in to fulfill our mission? We are so thankful for your on-going support and now, more than ever, we need your support.

The sad truth is that most ministries have a hard time making it financially. We don’t really like to talk about finances but our lives are connected to money. Even though we are struggling through economic hard times, we still live in one of the most prosperous cultures the world has ever known. Compared to the rest of the world and the annals of history we are living in an environment of affluence the world has rarely experienced. For those of us who have been blessed and prosperous, we are instructed to engage in generous and sacrificial giving and living.

Youthfront is committed to a radical preaching of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our staff is called to reach, train, disciple and equip young people to live a passionate life for God. Over the last several months we have directly ministered to thousands of young people who we were teaching how to pray, serve, and live fruitful lives for God in the way of Jesus Christ through the ministry of Youthfront. In addition to those young people we work with face-to-face, there are tens of thousands who are being impacted through Youthfront’s resources and youth worker training. All of these things are made possible by partners like you who have embraced a life of GENEROSITY, and give cheerfully as an act of worship.

Please send a generous contribution to Youthfront today. We need you right now. Youthfront has been faithfully communicating the Great Good News of Jesus Christ to young people for 71 years.

Thank you for your support over the years—we depend on your financial resources to help young people who desperately need Jesus Christ in their lives to reject the false scripts that lead to heartache and brokenness. We wish you a great Thanksgiving and hope you find the joy of Christ during this season.

In the Passion of Christ,

Mike King

President

Youthfront

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Jesus, Luke 6:38

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