About Young Life
A note from Isabella Najus, Young Life Victoria Staff:
Thank you so much for your interest in our TENTH ANNUAL Chick-fil-A Young Life 5K/10K. We are extremely thankful for TEN years of this incredible event! I have been a part of Young Life Victoria for the last six years and in April of this year, I moved into the Area Director role. It is clear that the Lord is working in the lives of high school students in Victoria and we are extremely grateful to get to be a part of that. This year, we were able to bring on Seth King on to part time Young Life staff. Seth, along with Keith Morgan (our part-time teacher staff) do an incredible job of loving on high school students, showing them Jesus and helping them grow in their faith.
We are continually humbled by the overwhelming support we receive from our community. I would love to share a little bit about our work with high school students in Victoria, so far this year.
Our staff and volunteer leaders have put in 500 hours this semester to be present in the lives of teenagers through what we call contact work. Each week, they spend time in the lunch room's getting to know students, they hang out at football, soccer and volleyball games, they meet with students outside of school and attend sports team practices. Each week they bring students to Young Life club and campaigners. If high school students are gathering, you bet a Young Life leader knows about it.
Every Monday night we get to invite kids to what we call Young Life Club. This is a night packed full of fun, music, and memorable games. Young Life Club is where kids get to be kids and feel celebrated. At the end of club one of our leaders will get up and share a simple message about God's love for them.
As we build relationships in the high schools, we invite kids to Young Life Camp. In June of this year, 66 of us got on a charter bus and made the 20-hour trip to Buena Vista, Colorado where we got to spend a week at Young Life's Frontier Ranch. This was the largest camp trip in YL Victoria history. At the end of the week, FORTY of our high school friends stood up in front the entire camp and declared that they made the decision to follow Jesus!
There is a great need in our community and we are passionate about reaching every young person here and believe that they need to be known and loved. A motto in Young Life is “Every Kid, Everywhere for Eternity”. We want this seen true in Victoria and your support helps us to achieve that.
Thank you so much for your support in this incredible event. It means so much to have you on our team.
Young Life Victoria
Is a non-profit youth outreach ministry that seeks to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. This happens when caring adults build genuine friendships and earn the right to be heard with their young friends. For the past decade Young Life Victoria has been going where kids are and growing relationships with them. We hope to make a lasting difference in the lives of kids so they can have a lasting impact on their community. We are really excited to be involved with all of our great sponsors! Thank You for helping to raise money and awareness for Young Life in Victoria! If you want to know more about Young Life in Victoria, give us a call at 361-582-4630 or you visit our website for more information about the ministry.