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3 Â new Â K-Ââ€?Life Â chapters Â opened Â this Â fall Â across Â the Â country
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BABY! Tim and Kelsey Adams celebrated the arrival of their daughter Wynndal Reece on August HANNAH JANE WRIGHT 10, 2012. Tim serves as a Regional Director March 8. 2012 . 7:12pm for K-Life and Kelsey is the Communications 7lbs. 14oz. . 21 3/4Director in. for the NSC.
WEDDING! Congratulations to Brett Riley and his new wife, Jess! They were married May 5, 2012 in Edmond, OK. Brett serves as the Area Director in Sheridan, WY.
Co WEDDING! Congratulations to Stephen Edwards and his new wife McKenzie (Griffin). They were married September 22, 2012 in Dallas, Tx. Stephen serves as the Area Director in Park Cities, Tx.
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NEW ROOTS This fall, K-‐Life has planted three new chap-‐ ters in various ci es across the country. New chapter start-‐ups are always exci ng as we are passionate about extending our reach to inﬂuence more students for Christ each year. This year, K-‐Life has added chapters in the ci es of Sheridan, Wyoming, Dumas, Texas, and Vilonia, Arkansas. A chapter ﬁrst begins and when a community or family shows interest in bringing K-‐Life to their area. A er prayerful considera on we encourage a community to evaluate their local resources. Since K-‐Life is discipleship-‐focused, the ministry seeks many volunteer leaders to help with weekly club mee ngs, ngs, events, and most importantly weekly small group mee ngs. Small groups are the most important part of our ministry as it is where our “one on few” and “one on one” contact takes place allowing us to personally share Jesus with today’s genera on of youth. Because small groups are the heart of our ministry, an important element to star ng a ministry, K-‐Life is to assess to see if the community interested has the resources to grow a large volunteer base. One last important piece of star ng a K-‐Life is forming a Board of families who are commi ed to help support the local staﬀ as well as fundraise the necessary money it takes to run the ministry throughout the it school year. With these three pieces in place our President, Kyle Unruh begins the process of plan ng a new K-‐Life. We are always inter-‐ es ng in growing this ministry through new chapter start-‐ups so don’t hesitate to contact our Na onal Support Center and we would love to talk to you about the possibili es!
HOW IT STARTED
Pictured above: Bre Riley speaking at a K-‐Life Kickoﬀ party.
Pictured aboce: K-‐Life kids enjoying pizza at a K-‐Life kickoﬀ
Dr. Steve Rabon, and his wife Amy traveled to Branson, Missouri to a end Kanakuk Kamps’ family camp -‐ K-‐Kaui. A er returning home, they decided that they wanted their kids to con nue to be engulfed in an environment that encouraged their rela onship with Christ as Kanakuk did. So, they prayed about what that might look like and decided that star ng a K-‐Life chapter in Sheridan would be a great ﬁt. Dr. and Mrs. Rabon volunteered to share the presidency role Dr. of the local K-‐Life Board that would be formed, and have been diligently working hard to raise funds to support the ministry. Sheridan truly blessed them, and along with several grants that came in, the Board was able to raise enough funds to bring two new staﬀ on, Area Director Bre Riley, and Women’s Staﬀ Director, Bri any Mayes beginning in July. Sheridan K-‐Life has hosted a couple kick-‐oﬀ par es in already receiving great response from kids and the commu-‐ nity!
Throughout the country, K-‐Life partners with community organiza-‐ ons. In Sheridan, K-‐Life will partner with the YMCA, Center for Vital Community and local churches, to name just a few. “K-‐Life programs will complement programs oﬀered by the Y and we look forward to a partnership that will enhance Sheridan’s youth culture,” said Jay McGinnis, execu ve director of the Sheridan YMCA.
Pictured le : A K-‐Life kid races to lick peanut bu er oﬀ of plexiglass at a K-‐Life kickoﬀ party in Sheridan.
HOW IT STARTED Pam Lawrence, having known about K-‐Life in Conway became passionate that the Lord was leading her to bring K-‐Life to Vilonia. She shared her heart with many people in town and found people that agreed with her and were willing to team up and partner with K-‐Life to make that a reality. A lot of prayer and seeking the Lord happened and in the fall of 2011 the ﬁrst oﬃcial K-‐Life event occurred in the Senior High cafeteria. It was a great night where the com-‐ Senior munity came together and heard for the ﬁrst me what the heartbeat of the ministry was. Kyle Unruh and other repre-‐ senta ves of the NSC a ended and at the end of the night there were new monthly donors who agreed to invest in the kids of Vilonia through K-‐Life. A er what seemed like a long me in the fall of 2012, Jordan Dodd was hired and arrived in Vilonia to be a pioneer for K-‐Life and is just ge ng started building the founda on of what we pray will be a great legacy of Chris an inﬂuence in Vilonia through K-‐Life. Please join us in praying that all of the obvious ques ons will be answered quickly about things like a mee ng space, volun-‐ teer leaders, donor recruitment and even what they will study in year one of the ministry. Those are just a few of the unknowns that we face as we begin a new chapter of K-‐Life. unknowns We are so thankful for the local board members and for Jordan Dodd and ask that you will be in faithful prayer for them. They are doing a great job ge ng started in Vilonia, AR.
Pictured le : Area Director, Jordan Dodd and K-‐Life kids Pictured below: Jordan Dodd and K-‐Life leaders
All it took to start Dumas K-‐Life was a spark in the hearts of one couple, Emmy and Mackey Craw-‐ ford. A er Emmy and Mackey married, they decided a change was needed in Dumas if they were going to remain here to raise a family. Because of raise Mackey’s involvement in Hill Country K-‐Life they decided that K-‐Life would be a great thing to bring to the youth of Dumas. They began the task of searching for members to serve on the board and loca ng a building to be and u lized as the K-‐Life building. There are now 14 board members and the K-‐Life will func on out of an old CO-‐OP oﬃce in between the town’s two grain elevators. It is a large space with plenty of room and has a rus c feel that room will be just perfect for its use. A er nearly a year and half of planning and raising funds, Dumas K-‐Life welcomed two full-‐ me staﬀ members in August of 2012: Ben Savory, Area Director and Kaylee Brace, Women’s Staﬀ.
Pictured le : Champions of the Wall Ball Tournament held this fall.
the specs Pictured Below : Dumas K-‐Life Warehouse where club happens once a week.
Published on Oct 25, 2012
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