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A Year Ago…

At midnight on May 1st, 2010, two excited sisters launched Generation Imapct.

The idea started small enough. We simply wanted to use the format of an online magazine to encourage our peers to live transformed lives of purpose in Christ’s Kingdom. We didn’t know if anyone would read it. But with the click of a mouse, we sent our thoughts on life and our passion for Christ into the worldwide web.

Since the launch the young people who collaborate and write for Generation Impact have experienced a roller coaster of success and failure. We’ve faced confrontation, made new friends, and learned to work together. We’ve chewed our nails, hoping to meet deadlines. We’ve made mistakes and grown frustrated. We’ve reached goals and dreamed of new ones. Each experience has taught us something new about life and the way God works.

We pray that through it all you have been encouraged. When we published the first issue of Generation Impact, we received numerous positive responses. These spurred us to continue, and over the last year we have seen Generation Impact’s readership increase drastically. We pray that God will continue to use Generation Impact to encourage this generation to live with purpose.


Something about anniversaries causes us to look back, to look forward, and to evaluate. We’re assessing Generation Impact’s first year, racking our brains for new ideas and searching for fresh vision.

This is your chance to speak out! What have we published that you have found beneficial? What areas might we eliminate? What areas could we develop? If anything in Generation Impact has encouraged you, tell us what you think. Tell us what you want to see less of and what you want to see more of.

To share your thoughts with us, either comment below or email us at


We never intended Generation Impact to be a blog where a few select writers tout their personal opinions. We want it to be a place of encouragement where Christian young people share what God is doing in their lives and in this generation. If you have something to say, let us help others hear!

Over the next year, we would like to include more articles from various authors. We know God has given each of us something unique to say to the world. What do you have to say? If you want to share your thoughts with your peers, submit an article to

We’re also looking at possible interviewees for 2011-2012. Don’t forget to nominate the homeschool students and grads that inspire you. If you know of young people who are using their gifts to impact their generation for Christ, help us share their stories. Email us about them at


for your input and your prayers. We depend on them!

Though we have goals for Generation Impact, we can’t forget that our labor and achievements – even our frustrations and failures – are in God’s hands. That’s where Generation Impact started, and it remains there a year later. We wouldn’t want it anywhere else.

We pray He will use Generation Impact to encourage you to live radically and unreservedly for Him.

Grace D Williamson

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58

One Comment

  • Heidi Williamson says:
    May 1, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Hurrah Grace! A wonderful first year! I was cheering for you this evening! :)
    I’m so happy for you both!

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