Putting Others First

by | Aug 18, 2013 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

As we prepare ourselves for the rock wall and the ropes course, we read through some scripture this morning which encourages us to be united and caring. We talked about putting other peoples’ interests first in life just as Jesus did.  So after much feared trail pack unpacking we head in to get trained for the wall. at the sight of the wall our group of seven turned quickly into a group of three or four. we heard a lot of “im just not going to do it” coming from the boys. this is not just for fun but for challenging them to expand their comfort zones and try new things that will build discipline and prove that they can do more than they think they can. And what do you know… all but one got up on that wall, and another six boys got up on the ropes course.  these guys are capable of a lot more than they think. they were even tethered together at one point and could only take steps higher when the other person told them where to stand. the leadership and listening was awesome! Parents, these boys need to be told how much potential they have and must be encouraged on a regular basis if your desire is for them to change and succeed. Lastly, we had to find puzzle pieces up in the ropes course and put them togther when we were done. It was a scripture that reads “for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline”. They learned a lot about these things this week and we are so proud of them and can’t wait to see where they go from here.


  1. SM

    Thank you to all of you for making this happen for the boys!! The updates are so powerful!! So proud of the boys who were willing to accept God’s gift of salvation…your lives will be changed forever! To TK, praying specifically for you to take what you have learned this amazing week and let it dwell into your life! God will not stop talking to you through His word, through other people, and through your circumstances…but you have to listen! He has you in the exact place He wants you right now, and He is waiting for you to be a warrior and accept this miraculous gift that He has for you! It will change your life and the lives of those around you forever! Praying that you will find this joy and happiness that is so amazing! Can’t wait to hear more about the trip and continue to see pictures! I am so proud of you for being so strong this week and making it along the trail and through all of the challenges. Enjoy your day getting home and returning to normal life, but don’t forget everything you have learned. Rise above the struggles at home and school…you can be an example to everyone!

  2. Joan

    Sorry, I have not been in a location where I could comment on the blog. Well, you are done now – most likely home getting some rest. I continue to pray for you daily. I pray today that as you find physical rest that you also remain rested in God’s loving arms now and forever!


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