“I now know that I am worth something.” – Year 7 Student, St Cuthbert Mayne
“LiNX is an invaluable youth organisation.” – Sam, Student
"How To Ensure 5,000 Torbay Young People Reach Their Full Potential"
Few things make me happier than sharing the story of a young person who's life has been changed through the work of LiNX:
Life is far from easy. My mind has been lost and confused for all these years.
I haven’t known your love. Darkness and evil blacked out your light, I was blind and powerless to stop it.
I said you failed me. I said you sent me abuse when I was young. I said you crushed me as a child.
I said you broke my self-worth until there was none left. I said you sent addiction from a young age. I said you sent a million fears.
My mind was confused with everyday situations. I had fear I could never defeat.
But God, I have kicked away the abuse. I rebuilt my self-worth. I beat that addiction.
My tears have dried. My mind is clear. And now I’m taking on my fear.
All because you’re there.
Your beam of light has beaten the darkness and shown me the way to my life.
I can’t see you with my eyes but I can see you with my faith.
I can’t hear you with my ears but I listen through my heart.
I can’t see your plan but I trust your love.”
What Made The Difference In This Torbay Young Person’s Life
Have you ever wondered, as I have, what makes this kind of difference in young people’s lives?
It isn’t always a staggering perseverance, desire or dedication.
It isn’t that one young person wants to overcome their challenges and the other doesn’t.
Here at LiNX - we believe that ultimately, God makes the difference.
But a huge part lies in the level of support each person receives throughout their fragile teenage years.
And that is why I am writing to you, and to others like you about LiNX Christian Youth Trust.
For that is the whole purpose of this charity: To help Torbay young people to reach their full potential.
To give them the support they need – support that will allow them to thrive throughout life.
A Charity Unlike Any Other
You see, LiNX is a unique charity. It’s Torbay's only ministry working across nine secondary schools.
Each weekday, our professional school’s workers go out to be the hands and feet of Jesus, teaching important life lessons and providing personal support for the young people who need it.
We don’t just give lessons and moral advice, we also aim to support the whole development of a young person throughout their fast-moving world, whether that be social, emotional, physical, intellectual or spiritual.
More so, our mission involves connecting young people to the local church and encouraging Christian students to apply their faith across every aspect of their lives.
Essentially, LiNX gives you the possibility to help these young people achieve the future they deserve — at a time when they need it the most.
Support Is Power
I remember listening to a young person share how she had been impacted by LiNX.
Here’s what she had to say:
“I first heard of LiNX at school and came along to Elevate. I loved the week and at the reunion I decided to become a Christian.
We talked about God and were given so much support by the LiNX team. The work of LiNX has changed my life! They helped me take my first step of faith and taught me so much about what it is like to be a Christian.
They gave me confidence to speak out about what I believe in, and continue to this day to support me through my amazing journey with God!” - Dani
And there is story after story of young people that have been positively influenced by the work of LiNX, made possible by the humanity and generosity of those who donate to us, people just like you.
Your Donation Changes the Trajectory of a Young Person’s Life
Put our statements to the test by helping a local young person today for just £10 per month. This is one of the quickest ways you can donate – and a perfect way to get acquainted with the work LiNX does throughout Torbay.
Simply click the ‘I Would Like To Donate' button and enter your personal details into the boxes provided to join the 200+ individuals that give to ensure the young people of Torbay reach their full potential.
If you feel as we do that this is a fair and reasonable proposition, then you will want to find out more about what LiNX is doing for thousands of young people throughout Torbay. So please click the ‘Donate’ button now, and you will receive a thank you email immediately.
About the young person, mentioned at the beginning of this letter. Although she had been through a lot of difficult challenges, she didn't let her past define their future. So what made her life change so drastically? Her faith in God and hands-on support. Consistent support throughout their temperamental teenage years.
An Investment Into a Torbay Young Persons Future
I cannot promise you that every young person throughout Torbay will instantly thrive if you choose to give £10 per month today.
But I can guarantee that thousands of young people will find the support, encouragement and education they need to reach their fullest potential, if they choose to.
Best, Tim Funnel LiNX Project Manager
P.S. In case you're on of those people who just skips to the end of the page, here's the summary:
Young people in Torbay are broken, lost, and hurting.
You can transform the lives of these young people by giving just £10 per month.
This allows us to help by providing hands-on support, resources and tools.
Alternatively, you can give donations over the phone on 01803 557044 or in person at the LiNX office. Thank you!
Have a Question?
What is my donation spent on? 75p out of every £1 donated to LiNX goes directly towards helping young people. The other 25p is spent on training, utilities/rentals, legal charges, communications and support costs.
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