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Clay County students spread their gospel

Monday, April 25, 2005

- Youth for Christ program founded in 1944, still very popular among youth today

Students from Northview High School, North Clay Middle School and the Clay City High School Support Teams gave short presentations about the group's civic activities and provided special entertainment for members of the community during the annual Clay County Youth for Christ Banquet at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds recently.

Youth for Christ, a world-wide organization, was founded in 1944 by Torrey Johnson and Billy Graham as a way to present the teachings of Christ to the youth of the world.

"Our main goal is to reach out to the un-churched students," Clay City Youth for Christ CCHS Club Sponsor Laura Wells said. "We want to help connect those kids to a church so they can grow in Christ."

The Youth for Christ programs in schools are very popular among students from all three of the schools. Activities allow the students the opportunity to come together and learn about each other through mission projects and Bible study.

"We work together as much as we can for community projects," Jennifer Reeves said.

The NHS junior enjoys working with students from the other schools while doing community projects like nursing home visits, outreach programs for the elderly and participating in civic beautification projects and contests.

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