Last month we began to unpack the ongoing succession plan that is slowly moving Youth-Reach into the next season and preparing this ministry for growth and fruitfulness in a generation that will present fresh and evolving challenges. Here in Houston, I am excited to serve beside and witness the growth of a man uniquely gifted to labor in the Houston area.
My wife Summer and I came to Youth-Reach with a heart to see a ministry led by the Lord; somewhere we could see His hand working daily. We came from incredible ministries that touched on some of what was in our hearts, but we desired to do it differently from what we had seen.
It’s not Christmas Day that the boys of Youth-Reach look forward to, but the days after Christmas. On the 26th of December, Curt and Judah took the Stage One residents shopping with the gift cards they received for Christmas, and on the 27th they took the Stage Two guys shopping.
Do you have a class, club, church group, or even a family group that would consider sponsoring Youth-Reach this Christmas? There are all sorts of ways that you can make a difference in the lives of our boys with a targeted gift to Youth-Reach this Christmas season.
A few weeks ago at our annual Open House there was a comment that we heard over and over again. It varied slightly, but it ran something like this: “We never really knew about Youth-Reach until we came out here,” or “I had a preconceived notion of what Youth-Reach was like, but now that I have been here, I see that it is so much more.”
Our founder wrote a book! White Knuckle Parenting: Raising Extraordinary Kids by Countering the Culture is a must-read for anyone raising children in today’s world. Curt Williams channels years of experience with his own seven kids and hundreds of boys through the ministry of Youth-Reach.
Please make plans to join us on October 15th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (or whenever) here at 8113 Reservoir, just off Beltway 8 on the east side of Houston. You will meet our staff, our “sons," and the board members who help guide and provide oversight for our work.