New Beginnings

Posted on by YFC Seattle

By Minta Buse, City Life Ministry Director & Casino Road City Life Director

This past month has been a fun season of new beginnings! Here's what's happened this month: 

  • Our students went back to in person school.
  • We kicked off our internship program with new and returning interns. This year, 6 out of 8 of our interns are former students! At our intern retreat a couple of weeks ago, our church partner, Emerald City Bible Fellowship, prayed over them. 
  • We kicked off our student leader programs.
  • Two former students got married.
  • We launched our Casino Road drop in center.
  • We launched our Casino Road Project to teach healthy identity and how to share our story through creative writing and photography in partnership with Mill Creek 4 Square Church.


  • Alex Reyes was finally moved from his rehab facility in Olympia to one much closer to his family and friends in Marysville. Alex contracted COVID last November and with his existing health issues, he experienced seizures and almost lost his life. While he will never be the same, he is on a slow path to recovery. This adult care facility he is now at is owned by a wonderful Christian woman. We couldn't be more thrilled! 
  • We saw our dream of launching a drop in center on Casino Road come to reality!!!
  • We are so grateful for our leadership team this year! We have our interns (Luc, Ashley, and Consuelo), our leaders in training (Bubba and Josh), our student leaders (Angel, Ruben, Jennifer and Melissa), and all our amazing meal teams and volunteers!!! 


  • For our leaders and students to hunger for a deeper relationship with Jesus!
  • For the health and safety of everyone during the ongoing COVID pandemic.
  • For our programs to be a welcoming and healing place for our current/future students and for healthy growth!



Minta Buse

City Life Ministry Director | Casino Road City Life Director

Seattle Area Youth For Christ

[email protected]
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