- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
Young Life a big boost to teen-agers
There are so many negative -- or at least questionable -- messages that bombard teens every day, from frighteningly bloody video games to Brittany Spears moaning and gyrating in hip-hugging short-shorts.
How refreshing it must be for teens to get a few doses of wholesomeness in the course of a week, sometimes from a school visit by a member of Young Life.
The organization, founded in 1941 to reach teen-agers through friendships, is aimed at sharing the Gospel message. Its staff leaders sometimes visit schools to join high-school students for lunch and uplifting conversation.
Even more impressive is the response the organization receives. Students give wholehearted testimonials about the visits and the Monday night meetings at the Young Life center on Broadway in Cape Girardeau.
"It's something outside of school where I can get together with my friends and people who I know care about me and love me and love God," one young man said.
All Christian teens should give Young Life a try. Surely they will find caring companionship and encouragement.