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November 20, 2012

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November 20, 2012

My husband and I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica with 8 teen students and 1 other adult leader, in July of this year. It was so great to have YMI as our sending agent. They did an awesome job of training us and our students. Our trainers went above the call to transport us serve us, lead us and prepare us for our trip. And the Students were top of the line young adults. If you have ever wanted to Travel and enjoy learning about people in their own culture, this is a great way to do it. Not as a tourist, but as a servant. You get the real people. Carla and Jeff Floyd

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 19, 2012

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November 19, 2012

Last year, I went to Brasil for 2.5 weeks with YMI. This year, I will be going to Brasil for 5 weeks. Though, going does not make it a good program. The thing that makes it a solid non-profit is the organization. For being a small non-profit, they are very organized and communicate efficiently. Also, while planning the trip to Brasil, last year, I was on board with the trip about 4 months later than the optimal time to sign up. Even with that, they still worked with me, with love and patience, to be able to go to Brasil. As the time neared to leave, I was still $100 short. Yet, they had patience about that to. Of course, that money did get given to them. Still, through all of it, they had patience. John Stiffler, the college program director, communicates effectively and in a timely manner, which many non-profits do not do. It is clear that YMI cares about their mission enough to be organized, responsible, and everything that makes a non-profit amazing to work with! From a less personal level, it is also clear that they care about raising future leaders for the LORD. Although I am not involved, I have heard many good things about the intern program. I am a strong advocate for YMI and their mission!

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 19, 2012

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November 19, 2012

I have been on 9 overseas mission trips, 3 of them being with Youth Missions International. I went to South Korea as a student leader, I spent an entire summer interning with YMI in which I went to Guatemala with a team, and then I returned to South Korea as a team leader. Having filled three completely different roles, I have been changed and poured into by my team leaders, and in turn, was able to pour into the lives of my peers in Guatemala - then as a team leader (S.Korea) into the lives of my team. It has been a life-changing and humbling experience as I have watched God, time after time, change lives and grow His children so that they can learn how to live their faith, and teach the people in their circles how to do the same. It has been confimed in me that the Lord wants me to ultimately be teaching English in the Dominican Republic as my life ministry, for which I am striving towards - and it is through these trips that He has not only revealed that to me...but He has also used them to change me, mold me, and prepare me for what He has ahead in His plan that I am priviledged to join in on. How exciting!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 19, 2012

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November 19, 2012

I have participated with this organization as a volunteer and at one time as a board member. I have been very impressed with the training that the organization provides, and the global impact that it has on youth. I cannot begin to say enough good about YMI!

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 19, 2012

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November 19, 2012

I went to South Korea and Ukraine in high school with YMI, and I have been interning for the past two summers while in college. YMI serves to curb the problem of Short-Term Missions: lack of training. I was very well prepared for my two trips to engage the culture and effectively work together on a team to share the gospel, and I have been able to use that experience to help teach others as well. In the future I will work full-time with YMI to partner with churches, providing training and trip support for their missions goals.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 16, 2011

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September 16, 2011

I have been working with YMI for 3 years. I went on one of our 2 week high school trips in 2009, the next year I went on a 6 week trip, and this last year I interned for about 2 months. The opportunities that have been afforded to me through YMI are incredible. It has been a huge influence on my walk with Christ and helped me build relationships abroad for a possible future in missions. A future I might not have considered had I not joined YMI.

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My life and the lives of others.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get it in Korea!

September 16, 2011

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September 16, 2011

I have worked as a volunteer with youth for 20 years, including five years with Youth Missions International. As a team leader for youth, I have watched them be challenged in their faith and increase in their desire to know God personally. This has caused them to understand at a deeper level how their faith permeates every aspect of their life and in turn, helped them to seek their place in Christian ministry, whether this be as a volunteer or full time ministry. In just five years, I have seen multiple youth become full-time missionaries while others have become interns and long-time volunteers in other countries. YMI is meeting it's goal of challenging youth to make an impact for Christ in the global communities they serve.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing youth become full-time missionaries, seeing hundreds of people profess first-time faith in Jesus Christ, and by seeing lives changed.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the staff to fuel the growth of the mission and the ministry.

September 16, 2011

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September 16, 2011

It was amazing spending two weeks supporting the churches in Korea. For that, I was able to understand to a greater degree what a powerful presence God has in this world. I learned a lot about myself, and was able to connect with others on a worldwide basis.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Understanding what it means to live in a global community, cherish what I have in my own life, and be able to step boldly into the adult world with God leading the way.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nah, I think YMI has got it right.

September 15, 2011

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September 15, 2011

I have worked with youth for 9 years and am now the Director of youth ministry at the church I attend. I have been on a mission trip with my church family and our youth group. I have helped with a few of Youth Missions International (YMI) in state camps and ministries. I find YMI's tactics of preparing youth for missions, ministry and life to be effective and applicable all ages and nationalities. The teams that are sent out together, all face the same training and most to all of the team train together. When that team is sent out, they are prepared to face what is to come head on. What I see within the lives of youth that have been on one or more teams through YMI, is amazing! There more confidant in what hey believe and live it more then before being on the team(s). I Myself am on a team going to Peru in 2012 as one of the team leaders. As a leader I have gone through leadership training, child protection class AND team training with the team; all through YMI. To prep any age person for a life of loving God, loving others and living the life God has for us; I highly recommend looking into YMI and seeing how you can get involved. They have a team that is friendly and ready to work with people. *****

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Washington, helping team trainings and VBS teams. California, being a part of a team training.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more ways to support them so they can get more tools to do what they do.

September 15, 2011

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September 15, 2011

In sending teams of high school students, college students and churches out on short term trips to spread the gospel, YMI not only impacts those people the teams work with but the lives of the team members as well.

My son's life was changed forever by a YMI trip to Ukraine. He saw God
using his team to hugely impact children and pastors. He was also given the opportunity by his trip leaders to really stretch himself and step into a team leadership role.

Seeing the effect of his actions, much prayer and God's grace, my son decided that he wanted to work in missions full time after graduating from college. He is well on his way to doing this.

YMI offers opportunities that change lives!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my family, watching the growth and change in my son.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing. YMI is making changes on its own and growing in expertise.

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