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A newsletter from Bear River Young Life
serving the youth in northwest colorado since 1993
OUR PRAYER STRATEGY
STEP OUT OF THE BOAT
UPDATES & UPCOMING
ISSUE An article from Kate Grobe, This year we are making Catch you up on our busy
our prayer coordinator, some big steps of faith summer and what is com-
about our recent prayer at throughout our organiza-
ing in the fall and winter
the schools we serve and tion. Area Director David seasons for the area.
the importance of a prayer Pressgrove talks about the PHOTOS GALORE
plan for our ministry.
directive of our year.
A full page of YL photos
Bear River ?
OUR MISSION 10
STEPPING OUT OF THE BOAT
We’re glad you asked!
When I prepared for my first club talk in Some have made a commitment to Jesus.
This year we are excited
September I reflected on what the new Some only know Jesus as a cuss word.
to start a Young Life club in
year of ministry was bringing. It didn’t take long
I challenged our “veterans” to not make club
to realize this was about themselves but to always thinking about
Because Hayden is in Routt
a year of big steps ways to help others hear the same message
County we could no longer
for both Young that has changed their lives. As for our rookies,
call ourselves, “Moffat County
Life and myself. I simply asked them to keep coming.
Out of that dis-
With that thought, here are some of the steps
A lot of thought went into a
covery came our that we are taking to be out of the comfort of
new name and we decided on
theme, the boat this year:
“stepping out of
fFULL-TIME MINISTRY It has always been
HISTORY LESSON: The Yam-
our prayer to have the funding to support a di-
pa was originally called the
My message to the high schoolers that night rector with a full-time salary. This is the first
centered around Peter’s attempt to walk on wa- year we have set the budget to support such a
We didn’t want to use
ter. We all know how that ended up. Peter not prayer.
“Yampa” in our name in case it
only ended up soaked but Jesus called his faith
fA NEW MINISTRY We will kick off our first
would confuse people with our
into question. But where were the rest of the club in Hayden on Wed. Oct. 14. It is a big under-
YL friends in Steamboat so we
disciples? They were in the boat afraid that Je- taking to start at a new high school, especially
chose a landmark name that
sus was some sort of ghost.
in a small town, but we are excited about reach-
joins Hayden and Craig that
Peter took the initiative to step out of the ing the youth in Hayden, Colorado.
will also be unique to us.
comfort of the boat. I encouraged our friends to
fRYUN CARTER Jennifer and I became proud
So welcome to Bear River
do the same in their faith this year. In an out- parents on Aug. 24th. If you are a parent you
Young Life. We like the name
reach ministry like Young Life there are all sorts know how much of a step of faith that can be!
and we hope you will too!
of “faiths” represented any given club night.
-David Pressgrove, Area Director
Some have made a commitment to Jesus.
“ Some only know Jesus as a cuss word. ”
BY THE NUMBERS:
SOME SIGNIFICANT STATS
FROM THROUGHOUT BRYL
PRAYER STRATEGY I KATE GROBE
his past year, we have been building a group of people
dedicated to praying for Young Life. I was excited to have
the opportunity to pray at Moffat County High School, Craig Middle
School, and Hayden High School before the school year began. The
prayer time at each school was simply awesome, and connecting
with fellow believers who share this vision was amazing.
The first group met at Moffat County High School and walked
65 youth went with us to six camps
in the 2008-09 camping season
around the building. The prayers offered at each entrance to the
building were heart-felt and powerful. This group then traveled
over to the new entrance for the middle school and prayed over that
31 monthly donors gave in august,
our first time beyond 30
school as well. A couple weeks later, I met with the second group at
Hayden High School and was overwhelmed by the turnout. I praise
God for the time spent walking around the building that houses the
35 ave. number of high schoolers on
monday nights last semester
high school, middle school, and administrative offices.
I was amazed as God met us at each location and heard the
prayers of His people. I look forward to continuing this mission to
85 youths were at our “all-valley”
club w/ s-boat, craig & hayden
cover Young Life with prayer. As Paul states in Ephesians 6:12, “For
our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness,
152 were at our kick-ball fifth
quarter after a football game
against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
It is not enough for us to send the leaders into the schools with
our blessings. We need to cover them regularly through prayer and
25 were @ our first fifth quarter in
Hayden, a post-game bonfire
supplication. We need to remember that the battle for these kids
has more levels than just those we can see or even understand. I am
excited to see what God does as we bring Him our requests on behalf
32 people prayed together around
schools in both towns in august
of Young Life.
Oct. 1 - Our fiscal year begins 12 members of our prayer team
receiving a monthly prayer calendar
with a full-time staff budget
for the first time.
WE HAVE A BUSY FALL AND WINTER PLANNED FOR 8,7p.m. - high school & middle school
clubs, mon. & tues., respectively
BOTH YOUTH & SUPPORTERS SO TAKE OUT THE CALENDAR
AND MARK SOME OF WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE 14 the day in October we plan to
have our first club in Hayden
Oct. 6 - National Prayer day
for YL. We plan to have the
businesses/people teamed w/
day covered in prayer
168us financially in 08-09
Oct. 9 - Bowling 5th Quarter
currently how many volunteer
in Craig after football game
38 committee or leaders involved
Oct. 14 - Our inaugural club
in Hayden, Colorado
how many adult wyldlife leaders we
Oct. 29 - Sportsmen’s Auc- 2 are praying to join us this year
tion. Our annual fall fund-
how many committee members we
raiser that includes rifles,
are praying to join us this year
hunts and all kinds of tools 4
for the trade if you like the
ideal ratio of leader to youth for
4:1relational and caring ministry
Nov. 6-8 - Young Life Win-
ter Camp at Frontier Ranch
Nov. 13-15 - Discipleship 1most significant # in a volunteer-
driven ministry - you - how can you help?
weekend for Young Life
As in “THE ONE” - our Lord, who
deserves all of the honor and glory for
Nov. 20-22 - Wyldlife Winter
Camp at Frontier Ranch
1all of the above blessings
PICS & QUOTES
Ryun Carter Pressgrove celebrates his dad’s 30th birthday.
“The time I spent at Washington “I want to be a student leader so God can
Family Ranch was life altering...I work through me and show how great
learned a lot and grew in my faith his love is. I expect to gain. .a stronger
and in my relationship with God”
relationship with him as a leader”
LAUREN summer camper
SCOTT high school leader
applying to lead WyldLife
From top left, going clockwise: Scott and
Chuck give their best nerd at YL summer
camp in Oregon, our leadership team at
the fall leadership weekend, Ben dur-
ing his back country discipleship trip
this summer, Janna, Kelly and Taelor be-
fore conquering the swing at YL summer
camp, a group’s “leaning tower of pisa”
at Pizza Hut during our photo scavenger
hunt, Kyla, Jade, Karli and Lexi show off
their muscles at camp, WLers and their
leaders after making a scarecrow, (mid-
dle) Jake, David and Ben show off their
game faces at summer WL camp.
we’d love to partner with you in our mission to walk with the youth of NW
Colorado. email or call us for giving or volunteer options. contact info on p.1