Young Life is celebrating the birth of Christ in the lives of more than 2,100 youth in Genesee County this year. Christ has been born indeed and is changing hearts every day. Praise God! I think this letter from a mother of four whose lives have been changed describes Young Life Genesee County far better than I ever could. Thank you for all you do for Young Life Genesee County. We humbly ask that you consider a year-end donation as our efforts and impact have more than doubled from previous years. What better gift than an investment that changes lives for eternity?
Merry Christmas
~ Sue Frownfelter 

 

Dear Young Life Families;

     Young Life Genesee County is different from all the other organizations that The Hagerman Foundation supports. It’s not an after-school program. It’s not a formal education program providing an academic curriculum. But it IS life changing for those fortunate enough to be impacted by their youth outreach.

     Young Life stands out due to the “ministry” behind everything they do. When our Foundation was first approached, our primary goal was to help 10 Flint kids go to summer camp. Upon their return, however, we knew we wanted to do more to build upon those camp relationships and help provide those students, and so many more, with the life-changing mentoring that YL provides. The Hagerman Foundation wholeheartedly embraced the vision and provided an additional catalyzing grant to expand YL programming to all youth in the City of Flint.

     Today, however, I am appealing to you as a single mom of 11 years who is grateful for this ministry’s impact in the lives of my own children. Young Life is full of leaders willing to be used by God to help a young person. This mom, as every mom, needed a village.

     The Young Life leaders have been the ultimate role models for my sons and daughter. At first, I remember thinking, “What the heck is Young Life and who is Jake Kirk (Associate Area Director and Suburban Team Leader)?” I soon realized, Jake was more than a mentor, he was a friend, showing God’s love in a tangible way. I realized I had a support system, a village.

     All four of my children have been involved in Young Life. When my oldest son returned from his first Young Life camp, he called and said: “Thank you mom for showing me who God was. I met him at camp, and I know I will never be the same.” My second eldest son reported back, “God touched me mom. I know God is real.” I’m proud to say he went on to become a WyldLife leader for middle schoolers. Two years ago, my daughter went to Young Life’s Wilderness Experience in Colorado. Their team of 12 climbed a 14,000-foot mountain while growing closer in their walk with God. This year, she volunteered a month of her summer at a Young Life camp in Minnesota, hoping to share her testimony and love for Christ to teens just like her. She and my youngest son continue to be involved enjoying campaigners, camp, and so much more.

     Young Life kids lift each other up in ways you don’t see on the sports field or the halls in school. Leaders feel more like extended family than friends or youth workers. They truly CARE about our kids! They show God’s love in a tangible way. They show genuine friendship in a world full of social media, depression, drugs, bullying, and the list goes on. They are a village of people telling our kids they are worth it. This village is providing HOPE in a hopeless world.

     I encourage you to consider a gift to Young Life Genesee County. I know with their limited budget, they struggle to touch the lives of every youth in Genesee County. I think you will agree that our youth are in dire need of healthy friendships with caring adults - helping mothers like me who so greatly appreciate the added guidance and support. Thank you in advance. Potential donors like you are answering the prayers of mothers (and fathers) like me.

Gratefully,

Becky Gaskin
Executive Director
The Hagerman Foundation



Middle School Winter Weekend Feb 1-3
Genesee County youth from all around the region for Young LIfe's annual Fall
Weekend at Timber Wolf Lake Dec. 7-9 and WyldLife Winter Weekend Feb 1-3. Cost is $135 per person and includes food, lodging, transportation and FUN! If you know of a teen who might want to join us, please have him or her sign up at Club on Monday nights. 

 

It's not too early to think about
SUMMER CAMPS!!!!
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or see your leader!




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Thousands of youth are experiencing​ 
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.

 
What people are saying 
about Young Life Genesee County!

This has been the most amazing weekend of my life! I finally am able to say I’m now the person I want to be! And Young Life has helped me become that! I am a new person thanks to #fallweekend! And just want to that each and everyone one of you for helping me realize who I am! New beginning where I leave bad habits in the past! I am now a true follower of Jesus Christ!

 

Had the privilege to spend yet another weekend at my favorite place on earth. So thankful for my leaders and Young Life for letting us campers escape home for a weekend, so we can seek out God.

 

I am so thankful that my children understand how important it is to have god in your life every moment of every day. I feel blessed that they both have groups of friends that understand the importance also. Parents …  I really feel that these retreats are the best money/gift you can give your child. Your children will come back with a new appreciation for things and a happiness in their smile and heart that money can’t buy.

 

Thank you for the second family i have been able to create! @GenCoYL

 

God's love is so good

 

Feeling so so loved after this week of connecting with the Lord, the bonds I have created will never be broken.

 

Gods love is real, like really real. thank you to everyone that helped me enjoy/make it through this crazy amazing week #bigmoves

 

1John3:18 _ Clearwater cove _ life is short so smile while you still have teeth #YL #TovMeod #CWC #bestweekofyourlife

 

W.W.J.D.

 

Let God’s love BLOSSOM in your heart, it is pure & beautiful.

 

You are loved. You are wanted. You are special. You are the best of the best of the very, very best. Never forget that.

 

Thank you , and thank you to whoever helped with my camp fund. That week literally changed my life and I can’t even imagine if I didn’t go to camp. I was going through a lot before and now I’m all in with God and it has been so relieveing and I wouldn’t have done it without the push from you. So I can’t even thank you enough for pushing me to go. I believe God put me there in the perfect timing. So thank you.

 

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalms 32:8 

 

Happy 77th birthday to a ministry that has continuously proven to me that God is in the hearts of so many people. Thank you for introducing me to friends I will forever hold close to my heart. Thank you for showing me the marvelous wonders of God. Thank you for the impact you’ve made on my life and others around me. Happy birthday Young Life.

They really do mean it when they say it will be the best week of your life.

 

An unforgettable week #younglifeforLIFE

 

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, buy my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

This past week I returned home to the Lord. Lately I’ve been drifting away and I wanted to get back on track, start fresh. Windy Gap honestly was a life changing experience and I made so any life long friends that I know I can count on for everything. Most importantly I came home to Christ. I finally feel like I belong to a father who will love me unconditionally, that won’t leave me, no questions asked. I’m so extremely blessed that I was able to go on this trip and meet people from all over the United States that love God just as mush as I do. I love you all so much.

 

I thank God for everyone in these photos, this past week has been amazing. Finally I can say I’ve came home and accepted the lord into my life and I have never been happier. I’ve learned a lot and I couldn’t have done it without them. 

 

I have came home. Not just to Michigan but I came home to God too. Which is the best decision I’ve ever made. God will always be the answer. I am Gods daughter and I have dedicated my life to my Heavenly Father who will always stand by my side. Windy Gap in North Carolina has changed my life.

 

I want to get my life together and love for Christ. Will you please pray for me?

 

During my 15 minutes alone with God, I told him I wanted a new life. I am 100% closer to God.

 

Great weekend, great friends, amazing God.

 

A sweet friendship refreshes the soul Proverbs 27:9

 

Thank you for an amazing experience that i will never forget, love you all <3


The stress that has been lifted off my shoulder is such a relief. Becoming closer with all of you fills my heart with happiness. I wouldn’t have waned to spend it with anyone else. Thank you god for bringing these beautiful people into my life. #genco #YL #yltimberwolf

 

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How can we pray for you??
Young Life of Genesee County invites you to submit a prayer request regarding a personal need in your life. All requests will remain confidential except to our active prayer team that prays regularly for youth all over Genesee County. Please feel free to let us know if your prayers have been answered so we also can share in the blessing of God's provision.

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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!


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!


YOung Life​ Flint​
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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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 — 
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Contact us for more info
Area Director
Sue Frownfelter 810.577.2020

Young Life Grand Blanc
Rob Leyder 810.938.9758

WyldLIfe - Middle School
Andrew Petts 810.516.8767

Young Life
Lake Fenton/Linden/Fenton

Jake Kirk 810.730.3783

Young Life Flint​
Fred Jones 810.730.1302
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