We’ve been so excited over the past 6 months to hand out some incredible scholarships to youth workers in need all over the world. If you haven’t been keeping track on the scholarship page and all that is going on, we’re thrilled to play a small part in blessing youth workers with DYM resources on a regular basis. For more on the scholarship details (to apply for one or to donate towards) click right here.

Here are a few of the stories that have been shared back with us:

What a surprise and BLESSING this generous gift will be for our youth program! I have the opportunity to formally announce this award to our church at our Christmas program Tuesday night, where we will give thanks to God as a community for His provision, as well as prayers of blessings for the businessman you mentioned who made this happen and for you and Download Youth Ministries for facilitating opportunities like these for groups like ours!

Because of this generous gift, we are squared away for the first half of 2014, and I’m more excited now than I’ve been in a long time! I feel like a burden has been lifted – the time we spent trying to assemble interesting (to teenagers!) curriculum will be better invested in one-on-one time, small groups, or other opportunities to minister to their friends.

We warmly and lovingly thank you.


Another one from Pastor Thad:

Wow! I’m blown away! Not only that I could get some help but that your response was so quick. I know that I shouldn’t be surprised by God’s blessings and peoples generosity but I still am every time. I have to admit that as I filled out the scholarship I didn’t really think that anything would happen just because I’m sure that there are people out there that need it more than we do. However, I feel totally blessed by anything that you can offer and personally, deeply encouraged that someone (that doesn’t even know our ministry) would help us out.

Thanks a ton for this! Now I’m off to do some DYM shopping!!!

And one last one that came in recently, too:

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 cash is going to buy a lot of curriculum!!

Love it. Helping youth workers win … that’s what we’re all about!