Shea and Sandee Morgan with Young Life Marin
Hi! My name is Shea and my wife Sandee (Needens) Morgan was raised and met Jesus at Grace Ceres. Together, we lead volunteers as they minister to lost students in Marin County, California through Young Life!
Young Life is an adolescent outreach that was started in 1941 with the intention of bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to students who would normally not set foot inside a church. In Marin County, that's 99% of the population! Marin is a very post-christian community, which means the average Marin resident feels Christianity is an out of touch and irrelevant religious practice. Our hope is that, regardless of their judgment of Christianity, students and parents are willing to give leaders a chance to care for them. In that relationship the students will get a glimpse of Jesus!
We reach teens by going where they hang out and become friends with them. Our hope is that they will some day join us at one of our weekly clubs around Marin where they can have fun and hear a brief message about Jesus that is easy to understand and engaging on their level. We then invited those interested to come away with us to a week long camp where every day and night is purposefully centered around the redemptive work of Jesus. Even the games we play point to Jesus' life, death and resurrection in cool ways! If teens are interested in following Jesus, we disciple them and get them plugged into one of our local churches with their leaders.
We currently have four separate clubs around Marin. Two of them WyldLife (our name for middle school ministry), one is Young Life (the name for our high school ministry) and we have a Young Life College outreach at Dominican University. We currently have around 25 volunteer leaders at all four locations and are expecting that number to grow steadily in the near future. I also have a team of adults on my Committee. The Committee supports Young Life Marin from behind the scenes by putting on fund raisers, planning our vision/goals and supporting our volunteers/staff. Besides me, we have a part time Administrative Staff, Jessica Pridemore.
If you'd like to pray for us, please pray for...
1. Financial help as we raise 100% of our local budget.
2. New volunteers as the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
3. Students who are interested in hanging out.