The mission-Leading Teens Closer to Christ

Eight years ago I encountered the living Christ in adoration for the first time.  I was kneeling in front of Him, face to face, holding on to a piece of the altar cloth in front of me, crying hysterically. I was so confused.  I had no idea what was going on.  Why was I crying? What was HE doing to me? Little did I know then that that moment was just the beginning.  That was the weekend of my first LifeTeen retreat with my parish.  I will never forget that moment but today I’m not focusing on how I felt or how my life changed afterwards. I am reflecting back on all the people who made that  moment possible for me.

  1. A persistant Youth Minister
  2. Faithful parents
  3. An example of my sister who went through LifeTeen before me
  4. A teen who wanted more from the Catholic Church in Arizona in 1985
  5. People who donated and supported LifeTeen for sixteen years before I was ever involved.

Maybe you visit the LifeTeen website often.  Maybe this is your first time.  I do not know what brought you here today but I imagine it’s because LifeTeen has had some impact on your life whether you are a teen, core member,youth minister, parent, grandparent, priest, etc.  The list can go on and on of who is impacted by this movement!  Our mission is “Leading Teens Closer To Christ” and we hope and pray that you will continue to make that your mission as well.  Please pray about donating to the annual appeal in order to continue to help this movement encounter teens and lead them to Christ.  Pray for the youth ministers who are on the front lines of the battle for the Teens souls that Christ is reaching out to through this movement. Your small or large donation can change people’s lives!  Just like mine was changed that January morning face to face with Christ on a LifeTeen retreat.  I would love to hear how your life has been changed through this movement! [email protected] or leave a comment here so everyone can know!  Thank you for your prayers and support of the LifeTeen mission!

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