In Memory of Chris Henderson

Christopher Clay Henderson, age 53, went to his heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, August 26, 2022. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. Chris loved Jesus and loved others. He was truly a friend to all! Chris was passionate about life and lived it toContinue reading “In Memory of Chris Henderson”

Coach Retreat, July 2022

YLI trains around 200 new young leaders every year. After completing YLI’s training process, a few of them are invited into a 3-year internship. Intern retreats are great fun with prayer, teaching and friendship. They also share about their lives which is more serious. Interns told stories of persecution, broken families, deaths of children andContinue reading “Coach Retreat, July 2022”

YLI’s updated logo art

A logo that tells our story. It goes like this… Inside the fire the Gye Nyame symbol represents Intimacy with God. It means “unless God makes a way”. The Holy Spirit is our fire that is within us, refining us, and clearing the way. The two houses reminds us of Incarnational Evangelism. YLI training teachesContinue reading “YLI’s updated logo art”

In memory of Bruce Genter

On February 19th, we lost Carrie’s father, Bruce Genter. Bruce and Joyce were incredibly supportive of YLI and our family’s involvement — even when we would take their grandchildren to Africa for long stretches. It was a difficult sacrifice for them, but Bruce and Joyce didn’t let the distance stop them, traveling to rural MaliContinue reading “In memory of Bruce Genter”

YLI is 20 years old in 2022!

A message from Executive Director, Ash Zook. I just returned from Ghana in late November, and my excitement level was almost as high as when I first joined YLI. Over the past 13 years I have either lived in Ghana with my family or have taken four trips each year. But since 2019, I haveContinue reading “YLI is 20 years old in 2022!”

Discipleship growth in universities

God wastes nothing, not even a global pandemic! For the last two years, YLI West African director, Yakubu Zachariah (Zach) and his top Nigerian leaders, Abraham Shuaibu and Peter Iliya, have not been permitted to travel and gather for many training events due to COVID restrictions. Instead they’ve focused their discipleship efforts on students atContinue reading Discipleship growth in universities

Love through Food and Clean Water

We call it “Love Evangelism” and its key to discipleship! Our leaders stayed at home more this year, but led with their lives in very practical ways. In YLI we simply call this Love Evangelism and encompasses 30% of YLI’s Basic Training. In summary, we Christians might have great evangelistic fervor and the best technology,Continue reading Love through Food and Clean Water

YLI Intern Addison continues  Naomi’s work with displaced children in Sunyani

Addison is a YLI Intern who was discipled by Naomi Awuni, who we lost to liver disease in November of 2020. Naomi’s King James School was started after she visited makeshift villages of displaced people living in the forest outside her town and saw they were not receiving education. As part of Naomi’s hands onContinue reading “YLI Intern Addison continues  Naomi’s work with displaced children in Sunyani”