Your gift will help bring the gospel to fatherless youth!
Early one morning in November of 2007, I was reading the Bible. I had studied the book of Psalms for several months, and this morning, I read a few verses about the hurting and fatherless among us. It was as if God was speaking directly to me, and He was saying, “You need to pay attention here.” Maybe you can relate to this, but it was clear that God wanted me to do something. I had been in full-time youth ministry for twenty years, and it seemed God was saying there was something else I needed you to see. It is the mission field in your backyard. Later that morning, I decided to walk through the doors of the local juvenile detention center in Indianapolis. God revealed more to me about the needs of youth all around us who are fatherless.
Some teenage boys who were in the juvenile center, most of them were fatherless, were asking for someone to have a Bible study with them. I volunteered to start a Monday night Bible study. Over the next few months, God led me to start High Impact Ministries, and we have seen hundreds of youth accept Christ, and now they are no longer fatherless. They have a heavenly Father who guides, protects, and cares for them.
Our Christmas project is to provide gift bags to 300 or more teens in juvenile centers in Tennessee, Indiana, and Illinois. Each teen will receive a gift on Christmas with personal toiletries, a Bible, and a devotional book. Your gift will impact hundreds of youth. Your support will also help us expand our youth outreach to fatherless youth in Illinois in 2023.
Join us and make a difference in the life of a fatherless teen on this “Giving Tuesday.”