YoungLives is an organization that provides traditional Young Life experiences to teen moms while matching them with a mature Christian woman who serves as a mentor to help support, guide, and encourage them through this unique and often challenging time in their life. The mentors are able to share Christ’s love and compassion with the girls while also walking with them through the challenges of being a teen mother. On Saturday, July 27th, Crestwood’s Midlothian Campus is hosting the YoungLives Metro Richmond 10th Anniversary Picnic. We are hoping to see 100 past and present teen moms, their children, and volunteers attend a fun afternoon of activities and remembrances. Crestwood has recently begun to support YoungLives Metro Richmond which currently has chapters on the South Side, North Side, and is expanding to Church Hill. If you wish to drop in, take in the festivities, enjoy a hot dog, and learn more about this ministry, please feel a warm invitation to do so. The picnic will be held in the gym and on the playground from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
YoungLives Summer Camp at Lake Champion
Every summer YoungLives Metro Richmond prayerfully recruits as many teen moms and their babies from those they serve to attend a week away from the familiarity of their neighborhoods and homes to venture into the beautiful wooded surroundings of a YoungLife summer camp. There they have the opportunity to bond with one another as fun-loving teenagers for the “Best Week of Their Lives.” While busy playing games and listening to talks, their young ones are carefully attended to by volunteers allowing the teens the opportunity to experience and hear the Gospel.
Last summer each of the six young moms who attended confessed Jesus as their Savior by the end of the camp. This year we are hoping to take 10 girls and their babies to YoungLives Camp at Lake Champion near the PA/NY border. It costs $500 to send a teen mom to camp. YoungLives Metro Richmond raises the funds for the teen moms to attend and to cover the cost of transportation via charter bus. If you would like donate towards covering these costs, please mail a check made payable to YoungLives Metro Richmond (note Camp in the memo line) to: YoungLives P.O. Box 7189 Richmond, VA 23221 or donate your gift online designating camp scholarship.
- YoungLife Anniversary Picnic
July 27, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm