A Slice of Fresh Bread

Guest blog post by Dan Bolin, International Director – CCI Worldwide A well-known Christian novelist has the same name as my high school journalism teacher. For years I wondered if the author might be the same lady who edited my sports column for the Roosevelt High School Rough Rider newspaper in 1969-1970.   On a…

Giving All for Christ

By Aaron E. Ziebarth – Executive Director  Lately I have been struck by the trials facing young people who seek to follow Christ with their whole hearts. Following Christ isn’t easy for teens. In the past few days, I’ve learned of a young man whose girlfriend broke up with him because he wanted them to…

The Impact of 4.12

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young (1 Tim 4:12)  Recently Lisa Doyle, Joy El’s Released Time Regional Coordinator in York County had an opportunity to share about Joy El.  God surprised her as she heard her son speak about Joy El and the…

Camp Friends

by Aaron Ziebarth, Executive Director I recently received a letter from a nine-year-old camper named Anna. I thought I would share her excitement with you.   Home School Retreat  I like Camp Joy El. I made a new friend. Her name is Annika. We got to see Mr. John. He Rocks! We got to do the zipline.…

Mentoring–The Fabric of Joy El

By Aaron E. Ziebarth  My wife, Stephanie, serves as Joy El’s Barnabas mentor coordinator. Recently she shared these words with the adults who are mentoring students in Joy El’s 4.12 Leadership Training program. I am sharing her comments with you with slight modifications.  Sometimes you might wonder whether what you’re doing with your student has…