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GOALS

• Reinvigorate WyldLife at Kellogg and dig deeper roots into that half of our community. • Recruit and train even more WyldLife leaders as well as mentor our seniors who lead WyldLife. • Support with administrative work in the area. • Be in relationship with more families in our area so that more kids can be cared for and known. • Have a more diverse group of kids at camp this summer from Shoreline.

Young Life

Shoreline

Operating Budget Staff Salary Benefits Program Expenses Training Budget Total

$ 26,000 $ 6,000 $ 4,000 $ 2,000 $ 38,000

Personal Fundraising Goal # of Partners

Amount per Mo.

Give Online: • Go to https://giving.younglife.org/jjwilkins

By Mail:

Annual Total

1

$

500

$

6,000

4

$

200

$

9,600

5

$

100

$

6,000

5

$

50

$

3,000

5

$

25

$

1,500

$

26,100

TOTAL

Ways to Give

Personal checks may be made out to Young Life, with “WA334 – JJ Wilkins” on the memo line, and sent to: Young Life Shoreline P.O. Box 60001 Seattle, WA 98160-0001 Young Life is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and has maintained that membership through a yearly review of its compliance with the ECFA’s standards.

Young Life was incorporated in 1941 by Jim Rayburn, a seminary student and part-time youth minister in Gainesville, Texas, who wanted to reach out to kids disinterested in church. Rayburn went where kids were and found creative ways to share the love of God with them. His methods continue to transform lives today.

JJ Wilkins

979-204-9456 jjdwilkins@gmail.com

JJ WILKINS


“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” — Romans 8:38-39

AREA OVERVIEW

JJ’S STORY Hi, my name is JJ, and I grew up in College Station, Texas. I love the great outdoors, designing and creating, and coffee — anytime and all the time. My favorite food is chips and queso, and I can quote most lines from Hot Rod. And if there is a dance floor involved, that’s where you will find me. I was first introduced to Young Life my sophomore year at College Station High School. I didn’t want anything to do with Young Life at the time and ignored the leaders for a few months. Somehow, I showed up at club, and believe it or not — I had a blast. They showed a video for Crooked Creek in Colorado, and I was sold. Without a leader, I signed up for camp and brought along two of my friends so I didn’t have to go alone (a leader’s dream!). I went in with a plan to avoid the spiritual parts of camp and just have fun, but The Lord had different plans. I completely fell in love with Jesus, and that’s when I started to really make my faith my own. I thought I had to clean up my act before Jesus would love me, but I learned He wanted me to come to Him broken. After camp, my situations at home weren’t much different, but my outlook was with my new faith. I have continued to be apart of Young Life since then, to show kids the incredible freedom and peace we can have with Christ, just as we are. I have done work crew, summer staff, interned and led in college at Navasota High School since summer camp. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing, but I knew that I didn’t want to go into the corporate world. I prayed and applied and that led me to Shoreline Young Life doing full-time ministry. The Lord has done some crazy things in my lifetime, and leading me out to Seattle has definitely been one of them. I am so excited to share the gospel with kids, to love and support them in hopes that they get know the God of the universe.

Young Life has been in Shoreline/North City since the late 1960s. We currently have club for both Shorewood and Shorecrest high schools as well as WyldLife club for Kellogg and Einstein middle schools. We have also started new ministries at Shoreline Christian and making inroads to St.Luke’s. There are currently 40 volunteer leaders serving at these five schools. There is an active committee of 15 volunteers who help oversee the area. There are about 100 kids in weekly attendance of our various Young Life and WyldLife clubs. In the summer of 2019, we took 150 of our teenaged friends to camp. We have multiple Campaigners groups that volunteer leaders run on a weekly basis for both middle school and high school-aged students. We currently have 25 students serving on Club Crew, which is high school students serving in student leadership roles and helping run our WyldLife clubs and camps. We are currently growing in all areas and need staff to recruit and train more leaders, connect with more families in the community, meet more kids, and plan more events for kids!


“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” — Romans 8:38-39

AREA OVERVIEW

JJ’S STORY Hi, my name is JJ, and I grew up in College Station, Texas. I love the great outdoors, designing and creating, and coffee — anytime and all the time. My favorite food is chips and queso, and I can quote most lines from Hot Rod. And if there is a dance floor involved, that’s where you will find me. I was first introduced to Young Life my sophomore year at College Station High School. I didn’t want anything to do with Young Life at the time and ignored the leaders for a few months. Somehow, I showed up at club, and believe it or not — I had a blast. They showed a video for Crooked Creek in Colorado, and I was sold. Without a leader, I signed up for camp and brought along two of my friends so I didn’t have to go alone (a leader’s dream!). I went in with a plan to avoid the spiritual parts of camp and just have fun, but The Lord had different plans. I completely fell in love with Jesus, and that’s when I started to really make my faith my own. I thought I had to clean up my act before Jesus would love me, but I learned He wanted me to come to Him broken. After camp, my situations at home weren’t much different, but my outlook was with my new faith. I have continued to be apart of Young Life since then, to show kids the incredible freedom and peace we can have with Christ, just as we are. I have done work crew, summer staff, interned and led in college at Navasota High School since summer camp. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Marketing, but I knew that I didn’t want to go into the corporate world. I prayed and applied and that led me to Shoreline Young Life doing full-time ministry. The Lord has done some crazy things in my lifetime, and leading me out to Seattle has definitely been one of them. I am so excited to share the gospel with kids, to love and support them in hopes that they get know the God of the universe.

Young Life has been in Shoreline/North City since the late 1960s. We currently have club for both Shorewood and Shorecrest high schools as well as WyldLife club for Kellogg and Einstein middle schools. We have also started new ministries at Shoreline Christian and making inroads to St.Luke’s. There are currently 40 volunteer leaders serving at these five schools. There is an active committee of 15 volunteers who help oversee the area. There are about 100 kids in weekly attendance of our various Young Life and WyldLife clubs. In the summer of 2019, we took 150 of our teenaged friends to camp. We have multiple Campaigners groups that volunteer leaders run on a weekly basis for both middle school and high school-aged students. We currently have 25 students serving on Club Crew, which is high school students serving in student leadership roles and helping run our WyldLife clubs and camps. We are currently growing in all areas and need staff to recruit and train more leaders, connect with more families in the community, meet more kids, and plan more events for kids!


GOALS

• Reinvigorate WyldLife at Kellogg and dig deeper roots into that half of our community. • Recruit and train even more WyldLife leaders as well as mentor our seniors who lead WyldLife. • Support with administrative work in the area. • Be in relationship with more families in our area so that more kids can be cared for and known. • Have a more diverse group of kids at camp this summer from Shoreline.

Young Life

Shoreline

Operating Budget Staff Salary Benefits Program Expenses Training Budget Total

$ 26,000 $ 6,000 $ 4,000 $ 2,000 $ 38,000

Personal Fundraising Goal # of Partners

Amount per Mo.

Give Online: • Go to https://giving.younglife.org/jjwilkins

By Mail:

Annual Total

1

$

500

$

6,000

4

$

200

$

9,600

5

$

100

$

6,000

5

$

50

$

3,000

5

$

25

$

1,500

$

26,100

TOTAL

Ways to Give

Personal checks may be made out to Young Life, with “WA334 – JJ Wilkins” on the memo line, and sent to: Young Life Shoreline P.O. Box 60001 Seattle, WA 98160-0001 Young Life is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and has maintained that membership through a yearly review of its compliance with the ECFA’s standards.

Young Life was incorporated in 1941 by Jim Rayburn, a seminary student and part-time youth minister in Gainesville, Texas, who wanted to reach out to kids disinterested in church. Rayburn went where kids were and found creative ways to share the love of God with them. His methods continue to transform lives today.

JJ Wilkins

979-204-9456 jjdwilkins@gmail.com

JJ WILKINS

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