Leadership

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Response from Yakima YMCA

Late last month our National Director, Larry Whittlesey, was able to squeeze in a trip to Yakima, Washington before heading to the Y-USA Program Expo. Here is the positive response we got back from Bob Romero, CEO of the Yakima YMCA.

Church Partnership

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Faith and Works In Action

The Bible makes it clear that faith and works are intimately connected in the life of a Christian. While we are to be about the business of calling people to faith, that faith is to be demonstrated in action.

Prayer

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If Our People Will Pray…

You are well aware of the many people in your Y family and larger community that need healing, and are facing sickness and disease. Our nation, as well, needs healing, peace, and unity—rather than social chaos and turmoil. With those thoughts in mind, Angie Prenger, the CEO of the Long Branch Area YMCA in Macon, Missouri, has called her members and staff to join together in prayer.

Partner Ministries

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San Antonio Leads the Way

When you think of San Antonio, Texas, you probably think of people walking around in cowboy hats, the famous River Walk, the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, fantastic Tex-Mex food and, our course, the Alamo. It’s a vibrant, growing city that relishes its historic culture and diverse population.

Community Impact

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Standing Together in the Storms

Rarely has the US experienced a month like this one. September 2017 has already seen the landfall of two major hurricanes impacting the lives of millions in the Southeast, especially Texas and Florida. The YMCAs in those regions have been deeply impacted by these storms. Flooding, loss of power, wind damage, displacement of their staff and the overwhelming needs in their communities have created an opportunity for YMCAs to demonstrate their Christian principles in meaningful action.

Mission

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New YMCAs Connecting with the Network

It’s exciting to see how God is growing the impact of the US Mission Network across the country as new YMCA’s learn about this collaborative effort. While connection with our movement is purely voluntary, we grateful for those associations that have welcomed our message and begun to implement a stronger Christian mission emphasis in their own local associations. Here are a couple of encouraging stories about some YMCAs that have recently connected with the US Mission Network.

Outreach

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YMCA Chile Service Immersion Experience

Join the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne on their Service Immersion Experience to Chile. This is a great opportunity to learn about the work that the Chilean Y performs. Engage in community service and experience the unique Chilean culture! While preparing the next group of participants that will go to serve with the YMCA of Valparaiso, Chile, here’s an overview of the December 2016 trip.

Scripture

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His Word, Not Ours

Earlier this fall, the Lutheran Church celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Legend has it that on Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his "95 Theses" on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, in Germany. Over time we may have made this act more dramatic than it was intended. Luther did not seek to be revolutionary. What he nailed on the door of the church was a list of questions and propositions for debate, not a declaration of war.

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