An Inspiring Sticky Faith story about Keith

Kara Powell | Dec 11, 2012

Hello Friends!

You’ve seen firsthand how the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) is committed to equipping teenagers with the lifelong faith they need. The Lord has dramatically impacted teenagers and created great momentum in the Sticky Faith Movement in 2012.

Last week I met 20 year-old Keith, whose life was saved because of the type of mentoring relationships key to Sticky Faith.

Keith grew up in the inner city, the son of an alcoholic mom who had been deserted by his dad. Keith got to know Diane and Roger, a couple in their sixties, when their church reached out to kids like Keith. When Diane and Roger were remodeling their home after their kids had moved out, the Lord spoke to them, telling them that they needed to keep a bedroom for Keith, for they would someday adopt him.

When Keith’s mom later abandoned him, Diane and Roger were ready. According to Keith, “Diane and Roger welcomed me into their home. They saved my life.”

Keith continues, “Now I’m a volunteer in my church because I’m committed to building Sticky Faith in other kids, just like Diane and Roger did for me.”

Conducting the research and developing the resources to reach kids like Keith, and then help them reach others, isn’t cheap. This is why we are asking you to prayerfully consider a year-end gift so that even more young people develop lifelong faith next year. Thanks to a generous matching gift from a friend of FYI, every dollar that comes in to support the work of FYI before December 31st will double.

That means your gift will be doubled to have twice the impact on kids for the kingdom!

We hope you will support the Sticky Faith movement in 2013 and beyond with a gift today. Remember, all gifts made before December 31st (up to $50,000) will be matched dollar for dollar to have twice the impact!

In Christ together,

Kara Powell, PhD
Executive Director
Fuller Youth Institute

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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