Young Life Springfield

Submitted by Glenna Ryan

Young Life Springfield continues to grow and be recognized as an organization that makes a difference in the lives of urban teens. Recently, a teacher reading college applications remarked that the impact of Young Life was mentioned by numerous students in their college essay.

2016 Overview:

  • About 240 Sci-Tech and Central High School students attended Young Life clubs.
  • Dozens of students also chose to participate in Campaigner Bible studies and mentoring relationships with our young adult volunteers.
  • Two buses brought 80 students and 13 leaders to Young Life’s Saranac Village for a week that changed lives. Not too long ago, all of Young Life Springfield fit into a minivan.
  • Thirty students, with six leaders, wore shorts on Saturday, walked in the snow on Sunday, and heard good news all Fall Weekend long at Young Life’s Lake Champion the weekend before Thanksgiving.
  • Glenna Ryan and Gary Bernice continue to lead the teams at Central and Sci-Tech High Schools on top of their demanding teaching jobs.
  • Princess Gomez, Central High graduate and CPC member, started as our Staff Associate in August to provide additional leadership, support for our volunteers, and attention to individual students. She worked with Central students during the fall, and shifted to Sci-Tech to provide support to Gary Bernice and develop female leaders for that school. Princess also continued the monthly Wyldlife clubs at STEM Middle School.
  • Shiloh Bradshaw, former pastor at Church in the Acres, started as part-time Mission Staff at Sci-Tech in October to lead the Campaigners effort and develop additional volunteer leaders for that school. Shiloh lives in Springfield with his wife and young son, and commutes several days a week to Gordon-Conwell Seminary.
  • The Area Committee has been growing in numbers and meet monthly to provide communications and fundraising.

We are grateful for the prayer and financial support of the members and regular attenders of Christ Presbyterian Church.

The United States, China, Brazil and Nigeria have the greatest number of evangelicals according to Operation World 2010. Kenya has the highest percent evangelicals at 48.9%.
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