Here are our Top 5 blog posts of 2017. Don’t miss these great stories of God’s goodness and faithfulness. Thank you for following along and being part of the story God is writing in the Western Great Lakes Region!

1. WGLR Women of the Year

2017 Women of the Year

On International Women’s Day, Western Great Lakes Young Life honored and celebrated women around the region who we see making a positive impact in the lives of kids in their schools, churches, organizations, and communities. Read about each of the nine nominees here.


2. Lakeshore Young Life Welcomes New Area Director

Josh DeHaan Welcome

A story highlighting our newest staffed area, Lakeshore Young Life. Read how God is moving along the lakeshore and paving the way to unite three areas in order to introduce even more kids to Jesus. Read the full story here.


3. A Lasting Legacy: Celebrating Jay Lindell’s 35 Years with Young Life

A Lasting Legcay

“When you consider how many kids’ lives have been impacted because of Jay’s leadership, there is no doubt the kingdom of God has grown because of it.” We gave thanks for Jay Lindell and celebrated the 35-year legacy he left in Greater Holland Young Life and throughout the entire region. Read the full story here. 


4. A New Perspective

A New Perspective (2)

Mike Bredeweg has been to camp more times than he can count. But one weekend, Mike got to see camp through new eyes when he accompanied his friend Nolan, who is blind, to Fall Weekend at Timber Wolf Lake. Read the full story here.


5. Wyoming Young Life, An Answer to Prayer

Wyoming YL Quote 2

The story of how one local pastor and his congregation had been praying for opportunities to engage with the local schools and bring the Gospel to young people, and how their prayers were answered when they teamed up with Young Life to start up a ministry in Wyoming. Read the full story here.


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