A Light Load -Jared Diller, Executive Director
This year, we have seen God provide a great deal of leadership within YFC! It takes committed adults to walk with teens and bring the message of the Gospel through loving relationships. We are so thankful to have Stef Tropf (Findlay City Life), and Junior Ramos (Lima City Life) join our team in the fall and have now journeyed through a full school year. Recently, Andrew Bertka came on full time in June to lead Bluffton and Columbus Grove Middle School Campus Life. This allows Gwen Sprague, to shift in her role from Bluffton/Pandora-Gilboa Middle School to fulltime Ministry Director where she will provide leadership and coaching to our staff and help steer the mission alongside our executive team. A great joy comes in the 50+ adults that serve as volunteer ministry leaders across our chapter within Allen, Putnam, and Hancock County!
No doubt, our mission is aimed at lost teens to know Jesus and be redeemed. However, to get there, we serve adults that are seeking purpose and a calling God has for them. To know you are in line with God, and His will to make disciples brings peace, purpose, and life to others and to yourself! I love the description of benefits that come when serving God and others found in Isaiah 58: 9-10
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”
It is no surprise when we serve others, taking our focus off self, our heart will lighten, and our night will become like the noonday. This is no guarantee the load with be light, but that light comes with the load.
I invite you to pray about serving God and teens through YFC. Teens need loving Christian adults to engage in authentic Christ sharing relationships. Your leadership in their life can bring life to their, and your story! – Jared