Last fall we began to dream and pray about starting a YoungLives group for WT White High School. In the spring, Grace Bible Church stepped forward and offered to host the group and expressed interest in having many members of their congregation serve. At our fundraising tea in February, we raised a record $60,000 for YoungLives in this community. This provided the financial resources we needed to move forward.
Over the summer, we worked to set up infrastructure and recruit new committee members and leaders. Women easily stepped up to coordinate meals and the children's program. Five volunteer leaders committed to pursuing pregnant and parenting girls at WT White High School. We even had the opportunity to bring one WT White student to camp with us this summer. She and her daughter had an amazing time. She couldn't wait for the fall to start and for YoungLives to be at her school year. Grace Bible Church has been an incredibly generous host to us. Their congregation has welcomed our girls with open arms and has made them feel special.
God truly orchestrated every detail in the perfect way only He can. The girl who came to camp with us this summer has done an incredible job of encouraging other girls to attend. We were given access to all the parent and pregnant girls at the school and teach them a parenting class during the school day once a month. This time allows for our leaders to meet girls on their turf and to begin building relationships with them.
Our WT White Club has had three events this school year with about five girls attending each event. They will have their first actual club tomorrow night and will have a BIG celebratory Christmas Club on December 12. Please continue to pray for girls at WT White and for the start of this ministry.