Hi. I’m Dennis. This is my blog. Basically, it’s a place for you to find out all about what I’m up to on the web.
I’ve been happily married since July 26, 1997 to my wife Janell. She blogs over at Savingyoudinero.com.
What do we do?
Our ministry in Mexico City with Youth Ministry International is to train nationals for local church youth ministry. We do that through a formal training program called The Center for Youth Ministry at the Mexican Baptist Theological Seminary. We also train informally with workshops, seminars, and conferences. We direct YMI’s Latin America ministry and are looking to help in other Latin American countries as well as Mexico.
Why do we do it?
Ninety-seven percent of the world’s trained youth workers live and work in the United States, ministering to less than 3% of the world’s youth population. That means there is one youth worker for every 600 young people in the United States. In the rest of the world, there is one youth worker for every 600,000 young people. Ninety percent of those who accept Christ do so before their 21st birthday.
The world is in desperate need for trained youth workers who can minister and help young people in the local church. The youth of Latin America are abandoning the church in record numbers. We must reach the next generation. We believe that we can help train people to do that.
If you want to see a summary of what we do, check out this video from our first year and a half in Mexico.
How can You Help?
There are many ways you can help this ministry. You can subscribe to our email updates that come every other week. This will help you be able to pray for us. If you want to be a part of the snail mail newsletter, you can email us. You can also contribute financially through YMI’s website (just put that it’s for the Poulette Family in the comments) or by sending a check to YMI to the address below. Please let us know if you choose to do that.
Youth Ministry International
1300 Envoy Circle
Louisville, Kentucky 40299
Other ways to contact us.