Merry Christmas!

from Howard County and Catonsville

A Savior has been born!

“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”

This message brought to the shepherds by the angels is the same message that we share with our high school friends every day. There is nothing to fear in coming close to God. He has the good news--He has provided the perfect gift--He has given us a way to be born again. It is by receiving Christ, as our Savior and Lord that we find peace, joy and new life. You would be surprised at how many teens are afraid of getting too involved in “religious” things. Some teens today are confused about who God really is. Our fallen world presents an image of a handcuffed God--unable to have much effect on our lives today. What a sad view of our great God, but many are taken in by that view and are unable to respond to His great love and mercy. Each week in our YL club meetings a leader stands up and shares a picture of Christ, from Scripture, and challenges the audience to investigate who God really is. Many teens take the challenge and ask questions of their leaders. Those conversations are the backbone of our YL ministry. Our Fall Weekend provided a safe place to hear and process the Gospel message. We are so thankful that as we go out to talk with teens, to be involved in their lives, we go with your prayers as our foundation. You are part of the proclamation process! You are one of the angels shouting out that there is “good news of great joy.”

End of the year gift

As you consider where you will send your end of the year gifts this December, I encourage you to consider one of these two options.

CAMPERSHIP Each year we give $5,000-$7,000 to students who have difficulty paying for our summer trips. We want everyone to go, so we run fund-raisers, our leaders raise personal support and we ask people like you to join with us in allowing more students to attend our trips. If you would like to give a gift for CAMPERSHIP, please click HERE.

CAPERNAUM This ministry is growing every week. We have been blessed with great staff and excellent leaders. However, it costs a little more to run this club. We could use your help in keeping this ministry going strong. To give a gift to our CAPERNAUM ministry, click HERE.

All online gifts must be processed by midnight on December 31. If you mail a check to Young Life 3310 St Johns La Ellicott City MD 21042 it must be received by December 30.