Did you know both basketball and volleyball were invented by instructors at the YMCA? The YMCA, or Young Men’s Christian Association, was founded in 1844 by George Williams and has grown to a membership of over 4 million in 76 countries. Founder George Williams, who died this day, Nov. 6, 1905, wrote: “My life-long experience as a business man and a … worker among young men has taught me that the only power … that can effectually keep one from evil … is that which comes from an intimate knowledge of the Lord. … and … the safe Guide-Book by which one may be led to Christ is the Bible.”

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