Introducing 71Five Connect

Posted on by Martin Corder

Thanksgiving week has arrived once again and my hope is that your holidays are filled with love, joy & purpose.

Most of us already know that for too many in our community the holiday season doesn’t bring much to celebrate. On November 8th we held a 71Five Connect (formerly Point Break) workshop at a local High School. Together we explored the struggles kids face every day. I can tell you that the challenges and pain are bigger than most of us know. 36 of 37 kids who completed the workshop took time to tell us the issues they struggle with day in and day out.

  • Bullied . . . 31%
  • Sexual Abuse . . . 22%
  • Suicide . . . 44%
  • Verbal Abuse . . . 47%
  • Fighting at Home . . . 39%

This is just 5 out of 22 categories of pain we ask about and these are real pains lived out day by day by real kids.
 
Youth 71Five Ministries (formerly Rogue Valley YFC) is committed to bringing the hope of Jesus Christ into these young peoples lives. Will you join us in this amazing work of God? Will you become God’s blessing in the life of a hurting kid? We would love to hear from you.

MATT SWEENEY
Ministry Coordinator
office: 541.779.3275
matt@71Five.org

"Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young." Psalm 71:5 icb

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