It's no time to be doing less of God's work! Here at Young Disciple, we're moving forward! Truth 4 Youth has been translated into both Spanish and French, and we are continuing on with Swahili, Romanian, Yoruba, and many others! We're also making plans for another Mission Experience. And the Sabbath School resources that complement Young Disciple magazine are constantly being improved, to more effectively teach young people how to have their own relationship with Jesus!
We can't do this work without you. It always cheers us to see others pitching in to help YD—God's ministry. Some volunteer their time, others donate funds, and many pray for us! As we partner together, the work goes forward with even greater power!
Look below for several exciting projects you can join us in partnership with. You can help us to make them a reality! There are also updates on projects both in-progress and completed—projects that you have made possible!
Where Needed Most
If you would simply like to help us with our day-to-day expenses, mark your donation "Where Needed Most."
We have seen, over and over, that God provides for His people just as the need arises. When it became abundantly clear that the YD ministry had outgrown its current location, the adjoining 80-acre property was made available. Water and electricity are already on the property. Preliminary reviews with government agencies have gone well, a site survey has been completed, and the inspection of test holes has been positive. In short, each step has given additional confirmation to move ahead on this project. Phase I will include purchase and basic development of the land. Following this, camp facilities will be added. Looking farther ahead, we envision expanded publishing facilities.
During the 2012 camp program, nearly $20,000 was raised. Many campers gave sacrificially, and a number pledged a monthly amount over the next year. You, too, can be a part of this new project! For gifts of $5 and above, donors will receive honorary "Joy Share" certificates commemorating their involvement. As of October 15, $27,964 has been raised for Phase I of the project. This puts us well on the way to obtaining this beautiful property that can serve young people until Jesus comes. To involve your church or youth group, request a free "Our Share in YD!" Project Kit. Great things will happen as we work together!
West-Central Africa T4Y Project
Recently the West-Central Africa Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church asked Young Disciple Ministries to help them obtain 5,000 copies of Truth 4 Youth, to be used in every church in every country of the division! They said, “It is our goal to win five million children in our territory with the gospel!” What an opportunity! Your gift of $1,000 can win 25,000 children; and $480 can win 12,000 children. $40 will enable us to ship one complete T4Y program—and each program can win at least 1,000 children! Consider how you can help today!
Youth Bible Camps
Each year, always with God's help, another successful summer Young Disciple Youth Bible Camp program goes down in history.
We wish you could hear the campers' testimonies each Saturday night at camp. Dozens come forward to express their newfound love for Christ and commit their lives to Him!
Here's just a sample:
"I have grown in Christ, and have recommitted my life to God."
"I was challenged, stretched, and I came to fully realize my need for Christ."
"Through all the different teachers, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and helped me to surrender 100%! Praise the Lord!"
The camp program costs more per camper than is covered by camper fees. Contributions make up this difference. There is always a large, ongoing need in this area. You contribution can make a difference in the lives of young people. Please consider how you can help! Above all, uplift these youth to God in prayer!
Worthy Camper Fund
Your contributions to the Worthy Camper fund will help sponsor campers who would not otherwise have been able to have a life-changing week at camp. Who knows? They may meet you in Heaven and thank you for your gift that gave them life!
Equipment & Office Production
As computers and other equipment wear out or become obsolete, we must replace them. We also must keep the lights on, run payroll, pay the printing bills, and keep supplies on hand. As a non-profit supporting ministry, we rely on the contributions of people blessed by our work.
There is a man in Ghana who distributes Young Disciple magazine and The Great Controversy in as large of numbers as he can supply! He says, "So many people are coming to get your literature. Many repent and get baptized. Our small office is very busy. People are coming as if I give them a lot of money, but it's the Word of God! They come asking questions and then repent from their sins. Your literature is a net for fish!"
We have other similar requests for literature—many more than we can fill. In fact, the success of this program depends entirely on the generous donations of our supporters. Perhaps your family or church would like to make a project of sending literature to this man and others like him!