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 YFC Institute - JJM Breakout

YFC Institute - JJM Breakout

In early January, I got to spend a week in Denver for something called YFC Institute. That’s where new YFC staff from around the country gather to gain a deeper understanding of the mission, values, and activities of Youth for Christ. Through this training,  each participant develops a game plan for implementing once home. Institute was 1 full week of 12-hr training days. I was exhausted.

God used Institute to expose areas in my own heart that were preventing ministry from progressing forward. I can humbly say, the Spirit’s rebuke was not only necessary, but quite refreshing. By His grace, the Father revealed areas where ministry can move forward. These are Ministry Leaders & Prayer. 

We need more loving adults engaged in authentic Christ-sharing relationships with lost students. I want you to prayerfully consider your role in serving with us. Please consider 1 friend you believe God can use in JJM ministry and then sign up for our See the story event at yfcpeoria.org/see-the-story.

We also need to deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on our behalf. Would you pray for us? Would you join us in our desire to be a ministry that starts on our knees? If so, please go to yfcpeoria.org/jjm-pray and sign up!

Serving with you,

Jon Watts


As 2015 ended, we told all who would listen, “YFC finances are behind”. We prayed and we asked for a generous December. And Then … It Happened. People gave a bunch. We finished our 1/2-year budget of $485,000 ahead by 2%. Thank You Friends. Thank You Jesus! We hope you will continue generously, because Jan-March income is typically lower than the rest of the year. Wow. That was big. Happy New Year!!!.

- Dan L