Help Reach International Students

We need your help to share the Gospel with international students.

You know that we have a heart for reaching young adults.  Well, we have a creative way to reach international students at Collin College’s Spring Creek campus.  There are over 1,000 international students who attend Collin College.  Most of them are not saved, have never heard the Gospel, and have never experienced a Thanksgiving meal.  And unlike most American college students, they will not go home for the holidays.

YAoW has partnered with Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen TX to reach out to these students in Christian love, and to invite them to a Thanksgiving meal.  During the event, we will share the history of Thanksgiving, our Christian heritage, and share the Gospel.

It will be held on Saturday November 18th at 1pm at Chase Oaks Family Center (1896 K Ave, Plano, TX) which is very close to the college campus.  We will have a bus transport students from the college to the event, and back.

We need your help to…..

Volunteer to purchase and/or cook some food, and bring it the day of the event.  Below is a list of food items we need.  You can bring one or more items, and as much or as little as you desire.  If you want to do this, just email info@yaow.org to let us know.

Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Stuffing, Gravy, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Salad, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Bottled Water, Sweet Tea, and Unsweetened Tea.

Donate money to help us buy some food, and to pay for marketing flyers.  To donate, click HERE.

Young adult volunteers the day of the event.  If you are a Christian young adult who likes to socialize and isn’t ashamed of their faith, then we could use you the day of the event.  We want to have you spread out, sitting at each of the tables, engaging the international students conversation and building relationships.  This will lead to opportunities for follow up and sharing the Gospel.  Just email info@yaow.org to let us know you want to help.

This is an evangelism opportunity for you to be a part of.  Please join us in making this happen, because we can’t do it without you.

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Ken Leaman

Ken Leaman

Ken Leaman has a passion for students, and for over 25 years has been volunteering within churches, leading and mentoring students.  These churches are:

Ken is a Director of Enterprise Data Management at IHS Markit, which is a multi-Billion dollar information company. Ken has also served on the board of another non-profit called DFW HDI, which is a membership organization of IT support professionals.  

Ken, and his wife Karen, have been married for 26 years, and have a 25 year old son.  They live in McKinney, TX, just North of Dallas.

As Ken and Karen repeatedly witnessed many Christian students who were active within the Church walk away from their faith shortly after graduating high school, they grew frustrated.  Studies show that about 70% of young adults leave their faith after graduation, which is a huge issue since they are the future of the Church.  After much prayer and searching God's direction for many years, the Leaman's felt His calling to start a ministry to address this problem.  In 2014, they gathered like minded Christian professionals to help begin Young Adults of Worth Ministries.  We believe that this ministry is from God, and it will be blessed by Him for His glory alone.