Metamora Campus Life

22 and 4

Titus, our 8wk old son!

Titus, our 8wk old son!

No, I am not talking about the win-loss record of a sports team. 22 and 4 is the number of Metamora students and leaders going to YFC Camp this year. This is the largest group we have ever taken and we are pumped! This year our leaders have stepped up in a huge way and are leading the camp trip themselves so I can stay home with my wife and newborn baby, Titus! I am sad I will not be able to go to camp this year but I know our leaders are capable and God will do His redeeming work with or without me.

How you can pray

  • Pray for our leaders: Fredi Goettler, Bre Nanning, and Andy and Amber Denning.
  • Pray for the 22 students. Pray they will encounter Jesus for who He really is and follow Him all their days.

How you can help

We need roughly $12,000 to make YFC Camp happen for our students and leaders from Metamora. Right now we have just over $9,000. If you would like to scholarship a student who cannot afford camp, that would be a huge blessing. It costs $475 to send a student to camp which means we have 6 students who are not yet funded. Whole scholarships are awesome, but anything helps! If you feel led, you can give by sending a check with a note indicating the gift is for Metamora Camp Scholarships or you can go online to https://www.yfcpeoria.org/camp/ and select Metamora under “Choose a Fund”.

Your support leads students to Jesus!


Teen Center Plans

We are planning towards and praying about opening a Teen Center/Community Center in Metamora through Campus Life. We are looking for a suitable building or lot within walking distance of MTHS that is cheap or willing to be donated. If you have real estate you would be willing to offer or if you have a lead we could follow up on, that would be awesome! You can contact me @ jfrederick@yfcpa.org

Secrets

They Stole My Phone

They Stole My Phone

Two weeks ago we gave students the opportunity to anonymously share things about themselves no one knew. We passed out note cards and played music while students poured out the depths of their souls.

“Sometimes I wish I could fall asleep and never wake up”

“I sit in front of the mirror almost everyday and tell myself all the reasons I hate myself…”

“I am anorexic. It hasn’t helped, but now I don’t know how to stop.”

“I grew up thinking that abuse was normal punishment for kids.”

“At times I think God wasted a life on me.”

“Everything I do is based on what others will think of me.”

“Suicide seems easier than this life.”

You just read 7 of the 70 notecards that were turned in. Some of the secrets had names on them so we can now walk this journey with them. Unfortunately the majority were anonymous. Pray for us as we bring light into the darkness. Pray for these teens to meet Jesus. Pray they will ask for help and trust our leaders with their burdens. Darkness cannot extinguish light, the darker it gets, the brighter the light appears. Oh, what a light Jesus is!


Spring Break Wilderness Trip

This year in lieu of a mission trip, we are taking a group of 13 students to Arkansas for a week long leadership development wilderness trip. It costs $525/person and several of our students need help to reach that goal. If you are interested in helping sponsor a student, contact me or send a check with a note “Metamora Spring Break Trip”