I would like to share with you some of the good news at Annunciation Youth Ministries. For the last 13 years it has been my pleasure to serve Annunciation Parish as Director. I have overseen life changing and Christ- centered mission trips, rewarding faith-filled retreats, and service projects where the youth experienced the joy of being the hands and feet of Christ.
With influences from the media, destructive personal choices, demanding lifestyles, and negative peer pressure, youth today are yearning for role models, boundaries, and the chance to live out their faith. The mission of AYM has never been needed more. Annunciation Parish has the largest youth ministry program in Minneapolis. I have seen tremendous growth, expanded programming and increasing volunteer leadership.
Here are some highlights from the last year:
• A successful Mission Trip to Philadelphia.
• Extended long term lease of a school bus.
• Increase in the number of Volunteer Leaders and youth attendance.
• The start of a Senior High Ski Trip in Feb. 2016.
Even with all these accomplishments, however, we are faced with the challenges of meeting the needs of some struggling youth and answering the increasing requests for financial aid. To meet these challenges, in 2005 we established the “AYM Dream Maker Fund” to help meet current needs and fund our future growth and dreams.
Your help is needed in order to make this dream come true! Please consider making a donation to the Dream Maker Fund. Your donation will go a long way in supporting the ministry and programs at AYM. Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year.
On a personal note, thank you for understanding the importance youth group has on the lives of the youth within our parish and south Minneapolis. Your generosity makes my job that much easier and allows my goals to become reality. On behalf of the youth and myself, may God richly bless you now and always.
Director of Youth Ministry