NORTHERN INDIANA HUNTINGTON COUNTY ǀ FALL 2017 SAVE THE DATE Huntington County Rally Thursday, Nov. 9 Location: TBA From death to life! W hen “Tom” began attending Pat Irick Volunteer at Huntington North Campus Life Campus Life last school year, he was detached from the group and was reluctant to participate in games or share during small group. He came to every club and event, and even attended GoMAD in the fall. It was very exciting when he decided to attend YFC Camp this summer. It was obvious that Tom was thirsty to feel and know God. Come hear about the impact Campus Life is having in the community! On the fifth day of camp he shared his feelings of abandonment by his family, his addiction to pornography, and his previous suicide attempts. Despite his enormous pain and mess, Tom opened up his heart to Jesus and exclaimed he was ready to accept God in his life, confident he was desirable to God. Quoting the song we sung at Camp, he stated, “I am loved by You (God). It’s who I am!” Tom was even brave enough to stand in front of 400 students at “Say So” night and claim he had said “Yes” to Jesus and was beginning his journey as a new Christian! I am so thankful Tom found freedom in Christ through Campus Life and YFC Camp, and that I had the opportunity to walk closely with him this year. OUR MISSION YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.

Liz Adams Huntington Ministry Coordinator Huntington Ministry Update W e are blessed with constant support and encouragement from the community in Huntington County. There are countless people who believe in YFC in our school systems and in our community. During this upcoming school year, one of our main emphasis’ in the community is to really build up and empower our volunteers. Huntington University is a huge resource for wonderful volunteers, and we want to partner with them on an even deeper level. The doors are wide open for us to find the best way to do Kingdom work with our different partners in the community. Huntington North Campus Life will be coming back stronger than ever after an amazing week at YFC Camp in Maryland, with 46 students attending and having life-changing experiences! Huntington middle schools sent 5 students to YFC Camp in Michindoh with rock-star volunteer Heather Hiple, and the girls had a blast. Look for continued growth in both ministries and continued partnerships with essential organizations in our community. PRAYER REQUESTS • We are currently looking for a Middle School Campus Life Director for Huntington County. Please be praying for the right person to step forward and lead the strong ministry we have at our two amazing middle schools, Crestview and Riverview. • Students are ready to jump into another year, and we want to have a strong presence in all of the schools. During our time of transition, please be praying for guidance and direction while looking for a staff person. • Our volunteer teams could use some prayer too, because they will be leading the charge with our ministry in the middle schools. They are a fantastic team, but we could use a few more people to step into relational ministry with our students. • If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for our middle or high school ministries, contact Liz Adams at 260-4035824 or ladams@yfcnin.org FOLLOW US! @YFCnIN @YFCNIN @yfcnin

NORTHERN INDIANA Thank you Larry Lance for over 40 years at YFC! “I’m so fortunate because I get to sit on the front row seat every week and hear miracle stories of lives being changed,” Larry Lance, CEO, says. “Who wouldn’t want that job?” It’s one of the reasons Larry fell in love with Youth for Christ, and why he has dedicated 40 years of his life to this organization. Larry first took his seat in the front row of those miracle stories in 1976, when he started with YFC as a part-time Campus Life director at Huntington North and Homestead High Schools. Moving through a variety of roles, Larry became the executive director in the early 80’s. Under his leadership we expanded our reach by growing Campus Life programs, starting the Family Care Center (which provided family counseling) and the Primetime Center, which is now called City Life. Former Primetime Director, and current senior pastor at New Covenant Worship Center, Luther Whitfield, believes YFC is strengthened as a whole by Larry’s ability to lead, build relationships, and invest into people. “Larry loves building and speaking into the lives of people and coming alongside them,” Whitfield says. “He wants to see people advance for the cause of Christ.” That desire to see others advance led Larry to the YFC national office where he served as the vice president of field development for seven years, helping grow and develop chapters across the country. Returning to Fort Wayne in 2010, Larry is now spearheading the movement and mission of YFCNIN as our CEO. Through his leadership, we have successfully expanded from our original four county reach to now encompassing 12 counties. “We started out as little Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ,” Judge Wendy Davis, Allen Superior Court judge and YFCNIN board member of over 10 years, says, “and now we are Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana, and that was under Larry’s leadership.” Larry’s steadfast leadership and dedication through the years is recognized by both his staff and members of the community. “Simply put, Larry is one of the best leaders in this community, and we are all lucky to have him in our lives,” says Bill Kinder, vice president of Michael Kinder and Sons, Inc and YFCNIN board member. Throughout his 40 years with YFC, we have grown and changed as the times have changed, but his dedication to the mission has never wavered – to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.

Chief MInistry Director Roger Vezeau A summer of revival S ummer! Like Olaf in Disney’s animated film Frozen we all seem to like the idea of summer. We dream of a more relaxed schedule, reading more, exercising more and the list grows. In the YFC world, we look forward to summer primarily for one thing…a change of rhythm. This change of rhythm does wonders for our team in a number of ways: more family time, vacations, renewing our spirits and recharging the batteries just to name a few. But it also opens up great opportunities to more intense and deeper relational ministry through our camps and the trips we do with teens. As you read this, our staff are winding down their summer schedules and gearing up for another great ministry year. We are praising God for the amazing way He worked in teen’s lives this summer. We know that from camp alone we had over 70 teens say YES to Jesus for the first time or YES to walk in surrender to Him as their Lord and Savior. As we wind down our summer schedule, and at the same time gear up for a new ministry year, I ask that you pray for your staff in your community. We need an army of people (God’s army) to join us daily in prayer, build trusting relationships, give financially towards the mission, and encourage one another to daily build into the lives of our youth. Join us as we seek to Give Life to their Stories with the love of Jesus! There are so many more stories from our summer trips and relational ministry actions. We hope to share some of those stories throughout the year. THANK YOU, CORPORATE SPONSORS! LEGACY — $40,000 Brotherhood Mutual LH Carbide Mary Cross Tippmann Foundation Micropulse Parkview Health Parrish Leasing Rosema Corporation Sweetwater Sound EXECUTIVE — $25,000 Color Master, Inc. Michael Kinder & Sons, Inc. Professional Parkwest Properties LEADERSHIP — $15,000 ALLEN COUNTY iAB Financial Bank Pizza Hut Steel Dynamics Foundation WHITLEY COUNTY Dale & Elaine Haupert Family Foundation WABASH COUNTY Instrumental Machine & Development PARTNER — $10,000 ALLEN COUNTY Ambassador Enterprises Grabill Financial Services, Inc. Larson Financial Group McCampbell Enterprises Unlimeted O’Neal Excavating & Construction, Inc. Parkview Ortho Hospital PPG Cardiology WHITLEY COUNTY Columbia City Plastics DEKALB, LAGRANGE, NOBLE, AND STEUBEN COUNTIES RP Wakefield Van’s Home Center HUNTINGTON COUNTY Huntington Sheet Metal, Inc. Innovative Edge Kline Farms Shawmak Enterprises Stephen DRP, Inc. WABASH COUNTY Stephan DRP, Inc. Please consider becoming a corporate sponsor. For more information, contact Mike Stetzel at mikestetzel@yfcnin.org.

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