Experience the Impact of 18 South

Talk to any youth director, and it’s easy to discover the uncertainty of whether or not they’re making any kind of impact on the teenagers they’re reaching out to. Youth ministry is challenging; there’s no way around that fact. Sometimes it can take years to witness the fruit of the seeds you’ve been planting and the water you’ve been pouring out. I’ve found that the rewards and blessings flow freely when you simply ask the question: What has this program meant to you, and how has it impacted your life?

We did just this earlier this year with a group of six individuals who either used to attend 18 South Youth Center (and are now too old) or who currently attend the center in Red Lion, Pa. We also interviewed a handful of mentors and board members to round out the content. The result is a nine minute Impact Video that never fails to bring tears to my eyes.

What we’re doing here at 18 South is beyond significant. It is beyond important. It is a gift, an honor, and a privilege to be a part of what God is doing with this ministry.

I hope you are as touched by this video as I am. If you are, please consider becoming a volunteer or making a contribution to help us continue to do the work the Lord has called us to do.

Special thanks to DECADE[30] for filming this video and providing the equipment needed to do so; to M. Joshua Cauller for directing the video and editing it into something meaningful; to Aaron Strumpel for the use of his song, “Grandma,” and to The Mint for allowing us to use their song, “Start Over.”

2 Responses to “Experience the Impact of 18 South”
  1. Awesome video! Great job, guys!

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18 South Youth Ministries
P.O. Box 472
Red Lion, PA 17356

18 South Youth Ministries

18 South Youth Ministries strives to create opportunities for caring, responsible adults with Christian values to build authentic relationships with youth. The nonprofit operates 18 South Youth Center in Red Lion, Pa., which has reached more than 1,000 teens since it opened in November 2007.