Greater Owensboro Young Life (Shaped by Faith)
Wendell Hallam is the Student/Staff Team Leader for Young Life, a Christian global non-profit organization.
Wendall met the Lord through Young Life as a high school student and has had a significant impact for God's kingdom ever since.
I wanted our listeners to hear Wendell's story of being an atheist and not believing in the existence of God to surrendering his life to Him.
His story of God meeting him right where he was, is amazing and transforming! You don't want to miss hearing it.
Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.
So Young Life leaders log many hours with kids around the world — where they are, as they are. Leaders faithfully attend football practices in the Minneapolis suburbs, mingle with teenagers at a mall in Stockholm and play pick-up soccer with former child-soldiers in Liberia. We listen to their stories and learn what’s important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks.
Young Life believes in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
This is the first step of a lifelong journey; the choices they make today, based upon God’s love for them, will impact future decisions … careers chosen, marriages formed and families raised. All ripples from the time when a Young Life leader reached out and entered their world.