The video Letters From A Young Life Leader shares the heart behind the women of Harrisonburg Rockingham Young Life.
These are real girls holding real signs for their friends. Inspiration and video concept was designed by Lauren Bowen.
I first heard the song “The Valley” by Ellie Holcomb back in March on my way home from a spring break trip with my two best friends. I replayed the song over and over again, (since my two girlfriends were sleeping in the back) and I was continually crying while listening to the lyrics. The Lord spoke to me in that moment that I would use this song for His purpose. I am a volunteer Young Life leader in Harrisonburg/Rockingham Country, VA. We live among beautiful mountains, and we call our connecting areas as a whole, The Valley. This song represents so many girls that I know at Spotswood High School. They are living in the darkness of The Valley and crying out to Jesus to make them whole, whether they realize it or not. Later in April, my housemate forwarded me a post from Ellie’s blog that described the meaning of the song when she wrote it. You can read her post here. Her words encompassed the same heart behind what I felt for my young life girls and the girls in The Valley who are longing to be rescued by Christ.
I prayed that the Lord would speak the significance and purpose of this song through a dream. He gave me a vision the very next night: a vision of the girl young life leaders in my area speaking truth to lost and broken girls in The Valley through a video. He revealed so much to me during this time, and the beautiful thing about this is that it was always His vision. God wants to use this video to reveal how He sees his daughters everywhere, and to build support through prayer and finances to send the girls in The Valley to Young Life camp. My gifted friend Taylor and I recorded this special song to use as the background song. With the help of incredible and talented friends, teammates, and staff, the video was filmed.
Now I am asking you all—friends, family, and the body of Christ everywhere—to share this video to help fulfill this vision. Please help Jesus bring light back into The Valley. If you desire to support our mission financially, then please visit harrisonburg.younglife.org, click the “give now” button in the bottom right hand corner, and write “Bring Light to The Valley” in the sponsoring line. The funds raised will supports kids in our area to go to Young Life camp for the first time and encounter the love of Jesus. Thank you for your willingness to support this mission and to reveal the Lord’s heart for his lost daughters everywhere.
H-Rock Young Life: harrisonburg.younglife.org/
Link to Video: vimeo.com/94660454
Ellie Holcomb's Blog Post: ellieblogs.com/2014/04/the-valley/
Blog Post: cvell.com/1/post/2014/05/lettersfromayounglifeleader.html
Video by: Christopher Velazquez cvell.com