YLM’s mission statement is “Changing Lives Everyday Through Simple Acts of Kindness”. Located in El Paso, Texas, with ministry also across the U.S. / Mexico border in Juarez, YLM is a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS Church. Since 1982, YLM has been providing ministry and human care services to thousands of people in this community every year. As Family of Christ’s Far Mission, our projects have included building homes for families in Juarez; providing human care services such as helping with YLM’s weekly food shelf distribution, Christmas toy distributions, and school backpack distributions; hosting VBS programs in Juarez and El Paso; and providing major and minor repairs to facilities on the YLM campus in El Paso.
Currently our focus is assisting YLM’s mission church community called La Santa Biblia. This congregation is located in Anapra, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Juarez, that has a vibrant children’s ministry. Due to COVID-19 border shutdowns and the City of Juarez closing down for several months, the building project has been on hold since early March 2020. As of Summer 2020, the project is starting to move along again with securing the necessary building permits from the City of Juarez. We hope to be able to travel to El Paso and Juarez in the Winter / Spring of 2021 pending the lifting of travel restrictions across the border.
Director of Christian Education
763-434-7337 ext. 15