​​​Merry Christmas to all!​


“For a child has been born—for us! The gift of a son—for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.”
    Isaiah 9 MSG

As we close 2017, I am so deeply appreciative of our Amazing Counselor, our Strong God, our Eternal Father, our amazing Prince of Wholeness. He has shown up in all those roles and more this year with Young Life of Genesee County. What’s more, we have seen Him move in those same ways among the 7,800 youth we currently find ourselves loving in more than 10 area school districts in Genesee County. 

Max Lucado writes in his article It Began In A Manger (Christmas), “Majesty in the midst of the mundane. Holiness in the filth of sheep manure and sweat. Divinity entering the world on the floor of a stable, through the womb of a teenager and in the presence of a carpenter … Those who missed His Majesty’s arrival that night missed it not because of evil acts or malice; no, they missed it because they simply weren’t looking.”

But … “God became a man,” Lucado reminds us. “While the creatures of earth walked unaware, Divinity arrived.”

I am so blessed to be part of a thriving ministry that allows Divinity to arrive in the lives of Genesee County youth. We have three full-time staff, three part-time and a Teacher Mission staffer, all who work tirelessly to meet teens and pre-teens in their worn-down stables. We are looking for opportunities to express God’s unconditional love for them. And we do not want to miss His Majesty’s arrival. 

Hundreds of youth all over the county are being touched, if not impacted, by more than 20 staff and volunteer leaders giving of themselves sacrificially so that youth will know the Truth about God’s unconditional love for them. Nearly 100 youth joined us for Fall Camp; another 100 middle schoolers will join us for our WyldLife Weekend in February. Our Clubs, including a brand new relaunch of Grand Blanc, are drawing more youth than we have seen in years. Nearly 60 kids get up every week for our 6am Campaigners study that goes deeper into the person of Christ.

Even with all that growth, we are far from making the impact we could. We need more leaders to reach even more youth. We have communities that ask us weekly to begin efforts in their areas, knowing their own youth are in desperate need of healthy adults to walk with them during the transition to adulthood. Youth need a caring, trusted adult who understands their struggles, who will listen to them and give them good information to make positive decisions. More importantly, youth everywhere need someone who will present the Gospel to them in relevant, authentic, and compelling ways.

We ask that you consider once again a financial gift to Young Life of Genesee County. If you have given in the past, THANK YOU! Please do not stop. Our efforts depend upon your generosity. In fact, I ask that you pray and consider a larger gift this year. With the extra money you provide, we will use it to reach even more youth in Genesee County. We also are asking donors to prayerfully consider switching to monthly giving as an option rather than a one time gift. Spreading your support month to month will ensure that monthly costs are covered for programming.

“Love your neighbor” was spoken by a man whose neighbors tried to kill him … It is much easier to keep the humanity out of the incarnation. Clean the manure from around the manger. Wipe the sweat out of his eyes … He’s easier to stomach that way. There is something about keeping him divine that keeps him distant, packaged, predictable.

But don’t do it. For heaven’s sake, don’t. Let him be as human as he intended to be. Let him into the mire and muck of our world. For only if we let him in can he pull us out. (Max Lucado)

Thank you for an AMAZING 2017. Please join us in even greater things in 2018.

Blessing,

Sue Frownfelter


 

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fun, adventure, friendship & 

a sense of significance in Genesee County
For most kids, however, Young Life is simply a person — a person who knows their name and sees something in them that others may not. It's a person who keeps showing up, cheering when things are good and listening when they aren't. It's a person who has followed Jesus Christ into the world of kids, inviting them to more fun, adventure and life than they can imagine. 

Young Life invites you to be that person.

If you would like to join our team, please email sfrownfelter@genco.younglife.org​​

 

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Check out 
what WE did 
last summer!!
 
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Middle school wyldlife
Come join a WYLD NIGHT of FREE fun with a gym full of middle schoolers from all over the county! We meet bi-weekly, from 7-9pm, on Saturdays! 

Bring a carload, a vanload - maybe even a busload! We want Saturdays to be the BEST day of the week for our WyldLifers!


High School YOung life
Inbetween all the football games, studies, dances and tests, teenagers need to have some FUN! Young Life is ALL that and a bag of CHIPS!!

Please bring your friends and family, strangers on the street, the waitress who served you lunch (but no dogs or cats, please!) to Young Life on Mondays at 7:06pm! You will NOT BELIEVE what we will be up to this fall! You are NOT going to want to miss it!


Flint Urban YOung Life​​
Genesee County's Multiethnic Young Life at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy, Flint, 7:06pm

Urban and suburban clubs are different culturally, but the message is the same.
"The reasons we do club ... To bring kids together, develop relationships, have fun and find their place. And in the midst of all that, we present the Gospel. The philosophy of Club works anywhere." 
– Justine Conley, 
former Multiethnic VP



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WyldLife Winter Weekend Feb 2-4, 2018!

Where: Timber Wolf Lake, Lake City, MI
When: February 2-4, 2018
Cost: $131
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Feb 2-4, TIMBER WOLF LAKE!!! WyldLife's Winter Weekend is a 48-hour adventure that will include: Young Life's AMAZING FOOD - and LOTS OF FUN AND GAMES as only WyldLife can do!! And don’t forget Ping Pong and Pool in the Blue Ox! Better yet is all the GREAT memories with friends and WyldLife Leaders! Spots are limited! First come, first served! Get your forms and payment in to reserve your spot TODAY! Total cost for Winter Weekend is $131 - thanks to generous financial support from our donors! PLEASE NOTE THAT SPOT IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED! The cost covers the bus ride there and back, four meals at camp, two nights stay - and all the programmed activities at camp! Questions? Talk to your WyldLife Leader or email Area Director Sue Frownfelter at sfrownfelter@genco.younglife.org A NOTE TO PARENTS: WyldLife leaders will remain with campers at all times including at night in the dorms! All of our leader have had a background check and have completed extensive training!
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​​IN OTHER NEWS IN GENE​SEE COUNTy

Our Fall Weekend this year is Dec 8-10

WyldLife Winter Weekend Feb 2-4 

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​alumni & friends​

Hey Alumni!
Young Life is still doing it in Genesee County!

If you've ever been involved with Young Life in Genesee County 
— went to camp, attended club, been a volunteer leader, committee member or donor — 
you are an alumnus and you’ve experienced what Young Life is all about.
 

See below ​what 
Grammy nomin​ated Singer/Songwriter 
Brandon Heath 
has to say about his personal experience with Young Life!
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Contact us for more info
Area Director
Sue Frownfelter 810.577.2020

Grand Blanc WyldLife/Young Life
Rob Leyder 810.938.9758

Middle School WyldLIfe
Andrew Petts 810.516.8767

Senior High YL
Lake Fenton/Linden/Fenton
Jake Kirk 810.730.3783

Multiethnic YoungLife Flint​
Fred Jones 810.730.1302
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