February Update

"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up."
- James 4:10
Introducing CCYL's newest full-time staff associate, Sydney King, pictured with fiancé Ricky Hall

Dear friends,

I'm so excited and thankful to be a part of what God's doing in Columbus City. I've had the privilege of being involved in the area for the past three years as a volunteer leader at West High School where God used the mission of Young Life to show me more of His heart and character, and to challenge and grow me. I'm honored that He's invited me to continue this work full-time as a staff associate.

In my first month on staff, I've loved spending time in the community making connections and investing in our female leaders. We have an amazing group of leaders, and I am so blessed to come alongside them as they walk with Christ and live out His mission for their lives. This year, I'm looking forward to being present in the lives of our lost high school friends, being a vessel for God to grow ministry on the West side of Columbus, and continuing to serve and come alongside our leaders.

Thank you for your partnership and support of CCYL.

In Christ,

Ministry Update

  • Leader weekend at Great Wolf Lodge was a success. Andrew Jenkins spoke to 1500 leaders and friends of Young Life from the Buckeye Region and our CCYL leaders came home renewed by God's presence.
  • We've interviewed an excellent candidate to lead YoungLives full-time. Your prayers and support are appreciated as we prepare financially for this necessary growth opportunity.
  • Clubs and campaigners continue throughout our ministries across the city - if you're interested and able to provide a space, a meal, a ride or anything other type of support to our leaders as they minister to high school students, please let us know. We'd love to find a way to plug you into the many service opportunities available.
  • Want to serve behind the scenes? We're looking to add volunteers to our CCYL adult committee to help with event planing (golf outing), donor relations, leader care and more. Again, we'd love to find a way for you to use your strengths for this mission. If interested, please let us know.

Pray With Us

  • For God to provide financially for a full-time YoungLives staff associate and in thanksgiving for a growing YoungLives ministry
  • For Elwopp and Marrio, our first two CCYL leaders participating in the Emerging Leaders Program that they're strengthened through the new disciplines they're practicing
  • For Metro Columbus Young Life and the staff as they work through organizational changes and prepare to place new volunteer leaders across the city, that God is present and sovereign in their decision-making


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