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January 24, 2019

Hour 1: YMI Youth Mentoring Initiative

YMI has a goal to provide one-on-one support to approximately 600 students by way of school-based mentoring in grades 5-12 in the Hamilton Southeastern School System by 2020. Jennifer Kimble shares the YMI Mission with Kelli and Steve at 7:30 AM. https://www.ymionline.org/

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Hour 2: Open Doors USA

The new World Watch List is out!  David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, shares the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous to follow Jesus.  The Persecuted Church is making the news.  But it's not all bad news; Kelli and Steve ask where things are improving.

https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/

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IN THIS EPISODE

Jennifer Kimble | Youth Mentoring Initiative
Jennifer Kimble | Youth Mentoring Initiative

Jennifer Kimble | Youth Mentoring Initiative

Jennifer Kimble is the Director of Mentor Development at YMI.  With a Biblical Counseling degree from Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Jennifer is the perfect person to train adults to cultivate personal relationships within the Hamilton Southeastern School system. Over the past twenty years she has worked as a youth leader in her church, done child care staff in a group home, and locally served as a Troop Coordinator for American Heritage Girls. Kimble worked on several research projects mandated by Congress to better improve the Indiana Child Welfare System.

David Curry
David Curry

David Curry

Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith. He provides leadership to Open Doors USA on its mission to strengthen and equip Christians living under extreme restrictions, while encouraging them to remain strong in their faith. Since joining Open Doors USA in August 2013, Curry has traveled overseas to encourage those living under persecution. He appears frequently on Fox News and is a regular contributor to HuffPost. Curry has also been published or featured in CBS News, CNN, The Washington Post, USA Today, Christianity Today, The Christian Post and other news outlets.

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