Friday, November 11, 2005

Youth For Christ

Youth for Christ and New Life ChurchThursday Night I joined several other New Life families at the Annual Youth For Christ banquet. We heard the national director as well as the Portland area director talk. A couple boys from Amanda's club were interviewed about how they learned about Christ through YFC. Rescue, an accapella group from Portland sang.

The highlight for me was hearing from a 40 year old man who was led to Christ when he was a freshman in high school by the local area director. He is still walking with the Lord and the influence of reaching that freshman twenty-five years ago has extended to another generation. His children are now walking with the Lord.

Amanda Orendorff, pictured here between me and her husband Aaron, is a Youth For Christ staff member. She works with middle school students at Sunrise Middle School near Clackamas High. The Orendorffs have been part of New Life Church since the outdoor service and picnic this summer. Aaron was deployed to Louisiana as part of the Oregon National Guard.

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