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People who give of themselves and expect nothing in return are my favorite kind of people. Especially when they volunteer for something they truly believe in. Which is why I REALLY like people that volunteer in youth ministry — it means they are people that believe in teenagers and in Jesus.

So, if you are someone who volunteers (or works) in youth ministry…You rock! Keep reaching this generation with something that will matter forever.

This is just for you.

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I haven’t done an official numbers update in a while. Things are going well for raising my funding to begin ministry with Ground Zero. There are up days and down days…just like in anything else. Here’s where I am as of today.

I am just $3.33 away from 50% funded.

Would you like to join my support team?

Support Update
Goal: $2,800/month
Monthly: $1,095/month
Special Gifts: $3620 ($301.67/month)
1st Year Percentage: 49.88%
Deadline: July 1

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I am now heavily into the support-raising phase of ministry. I am officially in week 3. Support-raising certainly has it’s ups and downs and during week 2 life was a bit of a struggle – but God always sees us through and provides our every need.

I have raised 10.3% of my first year’s support.

Support Goal: $2800/month

Support Pledged: $150/month

Special Gifts: $1665

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YS one day

This past Sunday was the Youth Specialties One Day training that was hosted by Ground Zero. Les Christie was the speaker and he talked about how to get youth hungry for the Bible and how to present the Bible in different ways. I didn’t have a whole lot of time to sit and listen since I was helping with registration, the YS store and the meals – but the parts I was able to sit and listen to I truly enjoyed. It’s pretty neat to be involved with a ministry organization that is helping to get rock-solid and high quality youth ministry training into our area!!

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Today was a wonderful day…except for the fact that I was sick. In addition to receiving my first monthly pledge toward my support raising goal I was also tickled to get a couple of cards and letters from some very dear friends. The encouraging notes were so very sweet and much needed at this time as I feel like I am embarking on something so much bigger than I am. I truly thought this wouldn’t be as emotionally draining of a process as it is turning out to be. I have run the gamut of emotions today because my mind has just let me run from one end of the spectrum to the other. In addition to some wonderful notes today we also received some special financial gifts which I am so grateful for as well. God is good and so are all those that are answering His call to help support me in ministry with Ground Zero.

Support Goal: $2800/month

Support Pledged: $100/month

Special Gifts: $120

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Here we go! The announcement letters are out, the training is over and I am now out there on my own raising my financial support. My support goal is $2800/month and today is the first day of beginning to make phone calls to follow up with people. To be honest, this part makes me VERY nervous and here’s why. I plan out what I am going to say and I pray before I dial the number and still somehow I feel like I come out sounding like a moron when the phone is actually answered. I know this will get easier as I have the experience, but it still doesn’t make it any easier.

Praise God!! As I was typing this I got a call from the office that I have gotten my first $100/month pledge!! I am so excited. God knows just how to provide when I am frustrated! Thank you, thank you! My first pledge came from one of my past youth and it is so honoring and reaffirming for me to have it happen just this way. Thank you. God has used you to really lift my spirits today!

I just don’t have anything else to say right now. I am at a loss for words

Support Goal: $2800/month

Support Pledged: $100/month

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gzteenclubIt was clean up day at the site for the Ground Zero teen club. It was pretty neat being down there today because I had seen the floor plans and knew where it was going to be located, but today was actually a way for me to visualize it all together. The teen club will be another way for Ground Zero to reach teenagers that live in the community – not to mention the teenagers that are in Myrtle Beach for the summer on vacation. It’s located less than 2 blocks from the beach. You can step out on the sidewalk and see the ocean…pretty nice!

The GZ teen club will house its own coffee shop, grill, game room, multipurpose room and all the offices for Ground Zero. The multipurpose room can be used for many things from Christian concerts to seminars for parents of teenagers and everything in between. This is a very exciting project for Ground Zero and a wonderful way to impact a community of teenagers for Christ. The club’s projected opening will be in September.

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