The first quarter of 2019 was a busy and exciting one within our Truth in Nature programs! All of our chapters kicked off a great year and we also celebrated 10 years as a ministry, working with young men in fatherless homes. There are many partners, sponsors, and others who come together and make this possible. We especially appreciate the mentors who come alongside us to mentor these boys as they navigate through their middle and high school years.
As a recap, we celebrated 10 Years as ministry and organization in February. We have seen God do some amazing things over the last 10 years and we give Glory to Him as we celebrate what He has done. If you missed it, you can catch our 10 Year Celebration Video HERE. Each Chapter streamed in live to our celebration which was hosted out of West Ridge Church in Dallas, GA.
All of chapters held programs this quarter and worked with young men in their chapters. In Apex, NC Program Director Cory Bowes kicked off his year with a Firearms Orientation where boys and mentors learned gun safety and rotated between stations to familiarize themselves with different firearms. In Bush, LA Program Director Ronnie Alpha and his mentors were able to hold a February Squirrel Hunt and a March Archery program. Program Director Rick Hall and his Columbia, SC mentors held a team building project where boys and mentors came together and built a deck on their bunk house at their camp. In Dallas, GA there was a Squirrel Hunt and an Outdoor Skills program where Program Director Lee Hurley and mentors worked with young men from the immediate area. Program Director Kenneth Hobbs in Houma, LA led a squirrel hunt and survivor and craft skills program. In LaGrange, GA Program Director Jeff Benefield and his mentors took boys on Skeet and Archery Program in addition to a Crappie Fishing Program. In NE Atlanta, James Hipp, our Program Director there, held a Woodsman Program along with a Fishing Workshop. Our Newberry, MI Chapter kicked off their year with a Maple Syrup Making Program where Program Director Jim Duflo led them in the process of making homemade maple syrup.
All of these programs were a success as boys and mentors spent time in God’s Creation. However, our prayer and mission is that as we spend our time with these young men God will use it to grow these boys in their walk with the Lord. We are excited to say that these prayers are being answered! We saw young men from Nebwerry, MI and NE Atlanta Chapters make decisions for the Lord or want to take the next step in baptism. We are excited to share more on those in the coming months as we walk alongside these boys!
Please continue to lift our programs and ministry up in prayer. Continue to pray that God will give us wisdom and direction on expanding these programs into other communities and growing our reach in our current communities. We thank each and every one of you that are a part of these programs and help make God’s ministry possible.