Youth volunteer raises $5,000 for local YFC chapter
April 25, 2022
FLINT, Mich.— One teen in Michigan is doing her part to serve her local Youth For Christ (YFC, www.yfc.net) chapter. 13-year-old Jazlyn recently undertook a 500-mile snowmobile trek across northern Minnesota to raise awareness and funds for Bluewater Thumb YFC (BTYFC). Riding a 2006 Ski Doo, Jazlyn’s five-day trip took her through extreme weather and situations — all to give other youth the opportunity to hear about Christ through BTYFC.
BTYFC Executive Director Todd Cramer stated, “It’s exciting to see the impact YFC has made on one of our Campus Life kids and student leaders Jazzy — not only in her own life, but the lives of her peers and friends. Her family has a long history with our ministry. Jazzy’s dad Mike has been a board member for years and her brother Tyler is a key volunteer. All her siblings have participated in YFC ministry as students and her family are great advocates for our chapter in the community.”
Cramer continued, “Christ centered relationships are what YFC is all about. The relationships like the ones that Jazzy has created at YFC all makes for tremendous impact for the kingdom. Jazzy had a goal to raise $2,000 for the ministry and raised $5,000 because of all these relationships and connections. God is certainly working in our little part of Michigan and because of students like Jazzy, we are well positioned to meet the needs of students and help give life to their stories!”
Jazlyn commented, “I love Youth For Christ because they sponsor lots of cool trips and events that help a lot of kids learn about God. I’ve been to countless events with YFC, and it has made my relationship with the Lord so much stronger. I’m really hoping other kids will be able to have experiences like mine. It’s truly a great feeling to support and be part of a youth organization that has such a positive impact on so many kids like me.”
YFC chapters impact thousands of communities across the nation, seeking out and serving youth from all walks of life. Young people are silently struggling through a wide variety of challenging issues—and through the YFC ministry God empowers, they see the living power of a loving God. YFC trains its leaders in a proven, relational ministry model called 3Story®, which encourages staff and volunteers to be good news while also sharing the stories of the Good News of Jesus. It involves building relationships through the ups and downs of everyday life to lead people to Christ.
YFC has been a pillar of missional ministry since 1944, when the Rev. Billy Graham served as YFC’s first full-time staff member. Since then, Youth For Christ has continued to be both a rural and urban ministry on mission, and it is always about the message of Jesus. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded 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. Youth For Christ operates in over 100 nations and has over 130 chapters that impact communities across America.