New Mission Brought to the Table
With YFC consistently spearheading the mission to reach youth with the Gospel, a key business partner in Eugene, Oregon is joining the effort in a creative way with a big impact. YFC is determined to meet young people during important moments in their lives and come alongside them in support and love. We have been a fixture in the mission outreach community for over 75 years.
As pointing youth back to Christ is our mission, Industrial Finishes, a leader in automotive and industrial coatings helps in our quest. “My wife and I have always supported YFC,” stated Glenn Duckworth, president of Industrial Finishes. “We were first introduced to YFC when we stopped at a YFC Camp for 24 hours. We were blown away by the stories of some of the youth and the grace and love of the YFC staff. I realized that day how far away I am from reaching kids with the Gospel. Since then, we have been supporting YFC and their mission ever since.”
Scholarship Funding Goal
Duckworth and the Industrial Finishes Board set a goal to fund 200 camp scholarships by June 30 to support YFC. This fund would allow area youth to experience YFC’s camps when they otherwise might not be able to afford it.
“A lot of companies are looking for ways to impact their communities—particularly Christian companies—but don’t know where to start” Duckworth commented. “We decided that this was an extremely important goal, not just for the kids or the community, but for the Kingdom of God. Some of the kids might be children of our customers, some might not be, but that’s not the point. We are doing this with a Kingdom-focus.”
Jacob Bland, CEO and president of YFC, is encouraged by this generous idea and looks forward to the impact it will have.
Bland commented, “YFC’s mission is to build relationships with young people to introduce them to Christ and uncover God’s story of hope in their lives. We’re so grateful for people and companies like Glenn and the Industrial Finishes team, as God uses their generous giving to accelerate and amplify this mission. We carry hope-filled anticipation for what the Lord is going to do in the lives of the 200 young people who will be impacted by these scholarships.”
Duckworth concluded, “We are so excited to have this opportunity to be part of YFC’s mission in any way we can.”