Jeff Ringenberg

Yes. Yes Again. Not Yet.

These are the answer options.  What’s the question?

Will you trust and follow Jesus?

We will present this question to every teen who attends YFC Camp this summer (4,000 expected nation-wide). Before we pop the question, we deliver the Gospel bit by bit through our camp speaker, our story tellers, and through the cabin leaders. After the question is posed, the teens are given 30 minutes to be alone and consider their answer.  Then at the end of the time they are invited to speak - yell - whisper their answer. It’s an amazing moment to hear their responses.

At a recent YFC Camp, there were 38 YES’S, 126 YES AGAIN’S, and 58 NOT YET’S!  WOW - please pray.

We leave in a few days with 15-20 junior high teens & leaders and 155-160 high school teens & leaders.  Most of these are currently not followers of Jesus.  Will you pray that we will love these kids and communicate the Gospel in an effective way?  Thank you.

And, additional funding is needed to help cover the cost of YFC Camp.  Could you give an additional gift this month? More on this below.

Your partnership in prayer and giving makes all this happen.  We need you….and….you need us for this Kingdom work.  We LOVE our partnership.

One of those teens, Olivia, said YES at YFC Camp a few years ago. This year she is going as a cabin leader to be a part of God’s work helping other teens with their answer to the question.  Yea God - yea Olivia!


We’re not done yet!

We have spent the summer raising money to help send students to camp who can’t afford it. We still have gaps that need filled to fully fund this trip. Would you consider giving a special gift to help us fill in some of those gaps? Your gift could mean a lifetime of difference for a student who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend YFC Camp. Thanks!

Amazed by God

BLONO Dreams

BLONO Dreams

“Are you with Youth for Christ? Bloomington needs YFC!” This was my introduction to Andrew & Karen while sitting in the Bloomington Chick-fil-A.  They overheard me sharing with someone else that I am with YFC and am investing time in Bloomington to see if God has Kingdom work for us there.  They have joined our Launch Team.

Earlier I met with Drew & Kelly and heard their hearts for lost kids as they have been praying for God’s direction.  Kelly’s heart is for disenfranchised and trafficked teens and Drew wants kids to know the truth and love of Jesus.  They have joined our Launch Team.

My letter doesn’t have enough space for me to tell you all about Joe, Britt, Marjorie, Matt, Mandy, Jeff, Matt, Brad, Candice, Dustin and others who desire and are working toward a YFC launch in BLONO. (Bloomington-Normal)

Summer is around the corner. That means interns will join our team, YFC Camp will involve 200+, Justice Trip to Philly, campouts, special events, car washes, and lots of time with teens!  These are life-changing opportunities where God does amazing things.

God is at work…..thank you for your Kingdom partnership in making a difference in Central Illinois teens!


Please pray for these BLONO expansion needs:

  • 5-7 additional Launch Team members

  • 4-6 BLONO students to attend YFC Camp

  • Continued favor with more BLONO friends

  • Financial partners toward sustainable YFC BLONO ministries

2016, Here We Come

Expansion

Expansion

As the calendar turns from 2015 to 2016 I want to look back as well as look forward.

Looking back…. new followers of Jesus … I transitioned from YFC/USA and rejoined Central IL YFC …. new granddaughter … more fundraising…. I held key leadership roles at 2 YFC Camps…

Looking forward….. I’m pumped aboutexpanding YFC ministries in the BLONO communities.  I’m leading a start-up process we hope will build a sustainable mission that will reach kids for many years to come.  I’m beginning to spend 2-3 days a week at the Bloomington/Normal effort.  

Looking forward….inviting friends of YFC to include YFC in their estate planning.  Periodically we receive estate gifts.  What if YFC received 5-10 estate gifts a year?  Our mission could leap forward to reach more teens! It will be a privilege to lead toward this worthy effort in 2016.

Looking forward….more kids trusting Jesus … new ministry sites reaching lost teens …. stable mission resources….healthy sustainable ministry efforts ….

The partnership of many through prayers, love, and financial support is needed, noticed, and appreciated.  We’re looking forward to what God has in store for 2016!

Thanks for your part in the journey. God is using you to impact many for His Glory!


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