If you look back over our strategic plans and, ahem… very thoughtful ministry strategy of the past two years, you wont find a single mention of YoungLives – Young Life’s ministry to teen moms. But thanks to a number of faithful women, and my awesome wife, there won’t ever be another plan in Hong Kong without it.
We’re still measuring the age of this ministry in weeks (probably appropriate), but every new week brings more and more girls.
We’re so excited about the humble beginnings of this new ministry in Hong Kong and the opportunities it presents to partner with churches, hospitals, and even the Hong Kong government. But mostly, we’re excited about the sweet, young, local mothers and their babies now being cared for by an awesome growing team of leaders, some of whom are pictured below.
A simple and replicable model is being developed with hopes to expand this outreach to neighborhoods around Hong Kong. It’s not unlike other YoungLives ministries across the United States, just contextualized for local Hong Kong girls. You’ll still find a clear focus on hospitality, relationships, earning the right to be heard, and ultimately introducing these young women to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.
It’s a beautiful work, and a beautiful picture of God’s heart for every kid, mom and baby both. Grace made tangible.