For us, DYM isn’t about the money; it’s about helping youth workers win.
Wow that is awesome!! Thank you very much!! About the membership, I brought this before our church and there is no money to pay it all with the church account, so our awesome group of parents have agreed to pay a little each month to pay for our membership! So the church fronted the bill, and our parents are paying it back! God has blessed us with a great group of parents; as well as you all for giving us the coupon! And let our sponsor know that we are grateful for their donation!! That money is going to buy a lot of curriculum!! Grace and Peace,
Even though our intention is to be the lowest priced, highest quality youth ministry resource provider on the planet … we realize many youth workers don’t have a church budget. God bless you for paying to support your youth ministry. When we hear about you unsung heroes, we are always inspired and humbled by your commitment to serve students at your personal expense. We want to provide extra help to those youth workers who are making these kinds of sacrifices.
Need a scholarship?
If you have a need for a scholarship, please take a moment to fill out the form below. We are going to do our best to find donors who are willing to help! Also, if you know of someone who enjoys supporting youth ministry… send them to this page to bless others.
*We provide scholarships for youth ministry resources ONLY.
Scholarships available right now!
Donate a scholarship?
Do you have a heart to support youth workers who have extreme financial needs? Our mission at DYM is to help youth workers with high-quality resources that are inexpensive. However, as surprising as it might seem, some youth workers simply can’t afford anything. We hear this from missionaries and youth workers serving in developing countries all the time.
Here’s where you come in to play! You can literally buy resources for another youth worker somewhere around the world. Currently, we don’t have a non-profit arm of DYM, so your donation is really a purchase that we will pass on to a needy youth worker.
Blessings to you!
Your donations are helping youth workers win!
Here are some great stories from October 2016 scholarship recipients:
1. Thank you so much for your generosity. Can't believe it! I'm so excited for the new resources. May the Lord reward your kindness.
2. Just wanted to thank you so much for this opportunity! We had six teens just come back from the Sierra Service Project that spent 9 days building wheelchair ramps, helping a community garden get raised beds, and service to a local park in Oregon. The kids have gone two prior years, and plan on continuing in the future. They go on a joint mission with Mariposa Methodist each year. This Friday is our monthly Game night to which the whole family is invited. We have it with different themes, last month was Star Wars, this month is Superheroes. Kids come in costume if they want, or can create one at the church. They come in early to prepare dinner and deserts, based on the theme. They learn life skills, cooking, and how to set up, shop, prepare food for 30+ people, serve it, and clean it all up. Our kids decorate, create games, and we throw in of course, related Bible lessons. Featured this time are Heroes of the Bible. Our kids live in a rural mountainous area, small town of 3,500 which includes the spread out population of those living outside the town borders. Most don’t have transportation. My husband and I take two cars to pick up for events, church services, and others helping to commute. Many kids are from dysfunctional homes, 90% are low income, high risk, and others are special needs, or kids that often are bullied. We provide a safe, welcoming place that the kids bond, feel accepted, and can be themselves. Most of our members are older, and retirees. I have over the last 8 years built the children’s ministry up from two to ministering to about 40. It has been increasing over the last year and doubled since Spring when I committed to volunteering more hours to serve the needs of our Youth that are growing up. I am getting more support and some funds for the kids, but it goes quickly. Most members donate more than they can afford, and we do fundraisers frequently. My husband and I also help make sure the kids have basic needs, such as repairing broken water well, firewood for heat, insulation, clothing and back-to-school supplies. I have kids they come in with duct tape on their only pair of shoes, so will take them to get shoes. I grew up in a large family and in the same type of situations as these kids. People helping me out, prayers, rides to church, showing the care and love they did saved me. I am doing my best return what was given to me in serving God in ways I do best. I have retired from working a paid job in Youth Centers and Child Development. I also have a background in Art and recreation. I am using all my skills to make learning about God a fun and meaningful way. Your donation is helping do this. The kids were shocked that someone would help us out, and said prayers of thanks. Whoever you are, they put up a prayer of thanks on their prayer wall. Acts such as these , inspire our kids to do what they can as well in service.
3. I just wanted to thank you so much for the money that you gave so that our ministry could get resources for the fall. Our ministry has so many kids but so under-resourced. This scholarship really helps us bless our students and leaders. Thank you so MUCH for your generously!
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