By Jim Rahn, Plymouth County Ministry Area Director
In our 2021-22 ministry year through 4 ministry sites we connected with 353 students and entered into 113 Christ Sharing relationships with 11 saying yes to Jesus.
What a year of growth 2022 has been in Plymouth County! We hired Josh Parkin as Teen Center Manager. Josh is helping expand our opportunities to share the Gospel with students exponentially. He has a great heart and love for both ministry and the youth in our community.
Another way we have seen growth this year is the recent conversation with the Akron community to start ministry there. We assembled a launch team and had a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the community’s needs and desires for ministry with youth. Nearly 100 people attended the Town Hall Meeting and there’s great momentum for youth ministry to begin. God is moving in that area and we are excited to be a part of it.
We are looking forward to 2023 with anticipation that we will see ministry GROWTH in the Akron area and in Le Mars City Life and Campus Life. In order to continue this growth and momentum, it will take funding and at least 25 more volunteers.
Specifically, one of our desires for the coming year is to increase opportunities to impact more kids on a more personal level. With additional staff and volunteers, our hope is to have the opportunity to meet individually and in small group settings with more kids. As we look towards next year, please join us in praying to increase Josh’s part-time position to full-time, for 25+ additional volunteers in Plymouth County, new partners and relationships, unity in our growing staff, and the funding to make it all possible.
Needs for next 1-2 years
• Double our Christ-sharing relationships and add ministry in Akron
• Additional 25-28 volunteers across Plymouth County
• $20,000 additional annual funding for ministry