Youth Unlimited Norfolk CountyOn Tuesday morning, 25 Jan, and on behalf of the RCNS, Jim Peters welcomed Daniel Avey to our Zoom meeting to speak to us about his work with Youth Unlimited Norfolk County - see the "Read more ..." tab for additional information on Dan and click on YFC Norfolk to see more about his group..
Dan's message covered so many aspects of the volunteer work that he is involved in. Starting with an overview of his background and the Youth Unlimited organization in Simcoe, Dan moved on to describe several of his more notable success stories with the 10-19 year group he is working with. He discussed certain of his community events and the 'Coldest Night of the Year' fundraiser he has planned for 26 Feb '22. Following a plea for help from the community, Dan found that we were instantly on-board to help out and that Cathy Harrop had volunteered to organize us into a team that would be part of Dan's virtual walk fundraiser - the power of a compelling presentation!  Dan also addressed several questions from the group.
Peter Wheatley offered an eloquent message of appreciation to Dan for his excellent presentation, noting the scope of the issue and the value in Dan's considerable efforts to find solutions. As a token of our appreciation for the presentation, Dan was advised that we had restored the sight of a senior in India, as a part of our support of Op EyeSight.
Dan started to work with YFC Norfolk in 2001.  We are here today after years of growth, with the passion growing more and more each day.  His role, responsibility and our culture has changed, however,  the one thing that has never changed is the knowledge that God loves youth and His desire that they grow to know Him more.   Dans’ own journey involved a faith community investing in him, so he is now sharing this with the youth he works with.  His  passion for this has grown even more with Suzanne, and his own children Ellia and Lily.  Dan tries to Educate, Disciple, Grow and Engage youth, volunteers and staff so that we all can live out the YFC Mission of  “every young person  living fully in Christ.”