Oleksandr has been with is almost two years, and we are very encouraged by the amazing progress that he has made. This past Saturday, here on the Youth-Reach campus, we celebrated two milestones in his young life.
In over three and a half decades of ministry, some very real and very predictable patterns have become evident. One consistent pattern is the precipitous drop in giving that we experience every year in January and February.
As I sit down to write this column, we are celebrating my eldest son’s 26th birthday. I suppose that this occasion has me reminiscing and maybe a bit melancholy. As the father of seven, I often find myself lamenting the insanely fast rate at which my kids are growing up.
The ongoing challenge for Youth-Reach Houston, that has not changed in over 36 years, is to fund the monthly ongoing expenses that come with providing a full-service, 24-hour a day residential program for troubled boys. To operate in a healthy manner, with neither need nor excess, requires approximately $42,000 per month.
Recently, the Channelview Ministry Team (CMT) held their monthly meeting at Youth-Reach Houston. Almost ten years ago, this group of area pastors, business leaders, community leaders and members of law enforcement came together to address [...]