Friends, as many of you know, or are quickly finding out, I'm in the middle of support raising for my new Young Life area. Thought I'd post my support letter that recently went out, here on my blog so that you guys could be praying or send in support if you desire and never got a support letter from me! If you need the physical mailing address let me know.
How quickly life changes, a year ago this time I had just graduated from the University of Utah and was embarking on my journey into the “real world.” Little did I know God had other plans for my career. This past March I was asked to join Young Life staff and start a new area in a small town, called Middleton, about 20 miles west of Boise, Idaho.
What is Young Life…
Young Life is an organization that desires to share the story of Jesus Christ with teenagers. Young Life leaders seek to meet kids on their turf in the interest of friendship. Young Life is completely committed to relationships. As the relationship grows, leaders are able to share the love of Jesus Christ.
For many years I thought that joining Young Life staff would be a possibility for me; I just didn’t think it would happen so soon. In February, I lost the job that brought me to Idaho and was trying to figure out what to do next with my life. I applied for countless jobs and every door just kept shutting. At the end of March, I received a phone call from the Young Life regional director in Idaho asking me if I was interested in joining Young Life staff. He told me about this new area that was starting in Middleton. Before I even hung up the phone I was convinced that this was what I was supposed to do, I was supposed to start Young Life in Middleton, Idaho.
What I’ll be doing…
I will be starting a new Young Life area in Middleton. I will begin by building relationships with kids in the high school, which included taking kids to both Young Life and WyldLife camp this summer. I will establish a weekly club meeting as well as campaigners (Bible study). I will be building a team of volunteer leaders who will partner with me in building relationships with the kids at Middleton High School. I will also be forming a support group of adults in the community to pray, care for and assist me, and my volunteers, in reaching Middleton High School.
How you can help…
In order for all of this to happen I need to gather a team that can support me both prayerfully and financially. Would you partner with me in helping me share Christ with our young friends in Middleton?
I need people who can support me with either monthly pledges or people who might wish to make a one-time donation. I need to raise at least $10,000. Your gifts are tax-deductible. Your support will allow me to be able to dedicate my time completely to reaching kids for Christ. Any and all prayer support is essential and especially welcomed!
Enclosed is a response card along with a self-addressed envelope. If you are able to support me, please fill out this card as soon as possible. Young Life will receive your gift and you will receive an envelope for your next donation. You can also set up one time or recurring donations on-line at http://giving.younglife.org, just make sure you note that they go to Katie Cunningham, area ID-51 in Middleton, Idaho.
If you have any further questions or would just like to contact me, please feel free to do so. My phone number is (503)320-7344 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for your help!