I haven't blogged for a while. I've been a tad bit busy writing messages for camp (8) and putting together a booklet for the campers complete with daily devotionals.
YouthMinistry360 has "Wowed" me today! A couple of month's ago I ordered 10 books from them, "New", it is a great resource to give to both students who are new in their faith as well as for long time believers to use in their Hang Time with God. I got an actual "thank you" card in the mail. I never get mail! (except a few bills)
As I prepped for speaking at Camp Cale I thought this would be a great book to give to each camper. In an e-mail to YM360 thanking them for thanking me I mentioned I was going to order 60 books for camp to give to each camper. YM360 shoots back an e-mail with a discount coupon code for me to use!!
Next I put the word on FB that I was going to buy books for each camper and asked who wanted to help (getting creative when the budget is tight). I had friends from as far away as Maui and the Big Island to as close as Virginia and around the corner donate money to buy the books.
The books were ordered and in less than a week they sit here in my office waiting to go to camp.
Today, in the mail, I get a handwritten note from Lee at YM360 along with a Starbucks gift card! In all my years of buying youth ministry resources I have never received a handwritten note of thanks and appreciation (much less a starbucks gift card). I was "Wowed".
So here is my plug: Youthministry360 has a desire to see students come to know Jesus Christ and for students to grow in their faith. Check them out and see if there are some resources that would benefit your youth ministry. I'm sold on YM360! Not because of the Starbucks card but because I can tell by doing business with them that they are serious about impacting lives.
I'll also add that Lifebook sent us another 1500 free Lifebooks for our students to share. I'll be giving one of those to each camper as well.
Side note: I always receive great customer service from youthministry360, simply youth ministry, download youth ministry and Student Life Camps (when it comes to doing camp SL has it down).