We are grateful
for the strong support of Young Life of Genesee County. This year’s banquet was arguably the largest we have had in our 50+
year history in Genesee County. Nearly 400 people joined us to learn about
our expanding outreach in Grand Blanc, Fenton, Flint, Lake Fenton and Linden.
With four full-time and two part-time staff, we are now maximizing our presence
with teams of nearly 50 volunteer leaders who meet every single day with
hundreds of youth all over Genesee County.
Father Gregory Boyle notified us that he was unable to speak at our banquet, we
worried about how many would still attend! His replacements that evening - two
former gang members from Father Boyle’s Homeboys Industries - only underscored
the critical importance of relational ministry. Father Boyle’s unconditional
love for Jose Arellano and Joseph Curiel changed their lives – and, that night,
impacted ours, too.
Life of Genesee County has a goal: we want to touch if not impact every kid in
Genesee County’s middle schools & high schools with the UNCONDITIONAL love
of God. So many of our young people are in crisis, turning to drugs, alcohol
and violence to minimize their loneliness and pain. I am so pleased with the
progress we are making in the five districts we serve, but the need is just as
great in other communities as well. We receive inquiries regularly from
individuals in Flushing, Davison, Swartz Creek, Westwood Heights and beyond.
course, we are limited by our resources. Young Life of Genesee County is asking
for you to prayerfully consider donating time, talent or treasure to help us
reach every young person in our county. We have included a pledge card from the
banquet with this mailing. Any financial
pledges made in the next two weeks will be included in a 30 percent match made
by generous donors who are committed to do everything they can to help our
youth in crisis.
firmly believe such labors of love attract community. This year's banquet
confirmed that for me. Working together with those who attended, those who
couldn't - those we have not yet met - holds out the only real possibility of
expanding the Kingdom in our area and offering true friendship and a sense of
community to our youth and partners in ministry.
hope you will join us in Young Life’s labor of love and help expand the Kingdom
with God’s unconditional love for our youth. Thank you!