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YL Philippines Among Abing

To all our dear friends and supporters,

Two new members of our Staff have been introduced to you these past few weeks. Now it’s time for another.

We would like to introduce you all to Ate Analie! Another educator who took the plunge in working full-time for the ministry, Ate Analie is a veteran when it comes to dealing with teens. A native of Tanjay, Ate Analie made the brave decision to go back to her hometown and focus on establishing a strong ministry there.

As someone who has seen her fair share of storms and tribulations in her life, Ate Analie is no doubt an amazing addition to the team!

How did you get started with YL?

  • I started in YL last 2015 when the organization that granted me a college scholarship sponsored our registration for a “leadership training event”. Little did I know it was a Young Life Summer Camp. After that, I found myself being part of Work Crew TWICE in 2016. I eventually became a volunteer for Young Life Dumaguete, and eventually a volunteer staff.

Why did you decide to join the YL Staff Team?

  • I joined the staff because I’ve always enjoyed how Young Life introduces Jesus to kids and young adults. I was once like them—lost, scared, and anxious. Added to that, I’ve felt a prodding from the Lord, nudging me to fully commit my life with Him through the ministry. Now, I’ve made my decision: to be a part of the team and finally do what I have been made for.

How did your involvement with YL impact your relationship with Jesus?

  • My involvement in the ministry has been and will always be a blessing. It is where I met Jesus, and where I established a relationship with Him—one that I am proud to share with others. It is also in YL that I learned about a number of ways I can spend time with the Lord: through Bible study, journaling, lunch fellowships or even just sitting down alone in my chair and simply communicating with Him. Most especially it is in YL that I was able to learn and love God, His word and His promises.

What are some dreams you have for your area? for YL?

  • One of my dreams in my area is that people would see how Jesus has been with them this whole time. I dream of them having an established and intentional relationship with Jesus. I dream that the ministry of Young Life would continue reaching out to every kid and telling them how much more fun life would be with Jesus.

What are you praying for right now?

  • I am praying for strength and wisdom for this new adventure in my life. I am praying for committed volunteer leaders and supporters not only in my area but for the whole YL ministry. I am praying that through the Holy Spirit I can reach out to more kids and young adults in my community/city despite the challenges. I am praying that in whatever I do, the people around me would see Jesus working and living in me.

Ate Analie is our newest member of the team, but she has been working with the kids and leaders of Young Life Tanjay for the past few years now. This new chapter in her life is definitely an exciting one, not just for her, but for the ministry as a whole. The future is bright for YL Tanjay, indeed!

If you wish to support Ate Analie on her journey of establishing a stronger YL Tanjay, you may send us an email via [email protected].

Mabuhay, Ate Analie!

From all of us,

Your Young Life Philippines Family

Keep Going!

by: Travis Davis


Acts 14:19-20

“Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds to their side. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of town, thinking he was dead. But as the believers gathered around him, he got up and went back into the town. The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.”


The up-and-down nature of ministry is a dynamic Young Life leaders know all too well. Walking alongside young people and sharing life and laughter with them often brings so much joy and fulfillment. But it’s also hard, and the reality is it’s often accompanied by frustration, heartache, and exhaustion as well.

In four cities in a row (Acts 13 & 14), Paul and Barnabas go through the same confusing and disheartening cycle: they show up bearing the good news about Jesus, some encouraging things happen, some discouraging things, and then they get run out of town by an angry mob. Not the easiest way to wrap up a Young Life club, if you ask me.

Despite all this, they keep going and eventually end up in the city of Lystra, where their journey takes a turn for the worse. Instead of just chasing Paul out of town, the people stone and drag him outside the city thinking he was dead.

I’ve had many times in my journey as a Young Life leader when I felt so drained and discouraged—when ministry felt so frustrating and fruitless—that I thought I might as well be Paul in this story.

“I’ve taken one too many emotional and spiritual punches,” I thought in those moments. “There’s no way I’m going to keep going in this. Just leave me here laying in my pile of dust and failure and despair.”

But in those dark moments, Paul does the unthinkable. In one of the lowest possible moments of ministry, he gets up, dusts himself off, and goes back into the city. He does the very last thing I  wanted to do when I was in those moments.

What it means for us is this: keep going. Keep chasing after young people in your city. Keep moving into their lives.

And when you reach the point when you feel like you can’t take any more rejection or frustration, when you plan the club that nobody shows up for, when the kid you’ve been praying desperately for won’t respond to you at all, when you feel lonely, when you feel like you’re the only one who cares…get up, dust yourself off, and go back in.

In Young Life, we’re great at being people who go. Let’s also be great at being people who keep going. A lot of times, that’s the much harder thing to do.

And another note about this story that I love: Lystra is the city where Timothy was from. I like to think that a young Timothy heard Paul talk about Jesus that day, saw people stone and drag him outside the city, then saw him come back again the next day—and that sparked Timothy’s faith.

So keep going, because there’s a Timothy in your city that needs you to keep chasing after them.



Thank you for every aspect of our journeys in following your call to move into the lives of young people–for both the ups and the downs. Fill us with joy and peace and trust in each of these moments, and give us the strength to keep going in each season. We know that all aspects of our lives and ministries are in your hands, and we trust you with the fruit.



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