In a town in Texas, at the request of his pastor, a young associate pastor named Jim Raybrun began showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus in ways and words they could understand and relate to.
Whether it's in cities or villages, towns or tower-blocks, in countries on every continent, Young Life leaders are working with over 2 million young people, right in their own neighborhoods.
Today, Young Life is a global organisation with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world.
As Young Life's model of youth work continued growing healthily around the world, a group of adults from the UK and Ireland invited Young Life to begin working with young people in their communities.
Young Life International has 50+ staff and 250+ local volunteer leaders and committee members who enable the work with young people in local areas in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England.
In the UK & Ireland, 4,448+ young people are involved in a Young Life International activity on a weekly basis.
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