God Is Lighting a Fire of Faith

God Is Lighting a Fire of Faith


With a full schedule of ministry, homeschooling, and a full-time security career, our family was not looking for anything to add to our schedule. But when a Lieutenant Colonel specifically “suggests” that you join the Air Force Academy Sponsorship program, you join!

The Air Force Academy Sponsorship program is designed to provide a home-away-from-home to students who are often living hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from their families. Joining the program as sponsors added more to our already busy schedule, but God had great plans to use it as a vehicle for Youth For Christ!

The first student we sponsored ended up not returning to school, but the time we were able to spend with her was enough for us to fall in love with the program. We prayed we’d have the opportunity to welcome more cadets into our home and our lives!

One weekend, while at a wedding in Georgia, we were introduced to a wonderful young man named Marcus. He was going to be starting the Air Force prep school and playing football in the fall. In answer to our prayers, he was in need of a sponsor family! By special request, Marcus became our new sponsored cadet and God began to do great things through our relationship.

It’s been three years since Marcus became a member of our family. Our home has always been open to him and his teammates for meals, holidays, and even as a place to sneak a nap into their crazy schedules! And through Youth For Christ, we are equipped to give even more than just our home to these students. We’ve been given opportunities to share Christ’s love, too.

Since sponsoring Marcus, we have met and sponsored many young men – several of whom Christ has transformed and inspired through YFC. They have attended church with us and others have started Bible studies with teammates at the Academy.

God is lighting a fire of faith here in Colorado Springs, and we are excited to be a part of the fuel that is Youth For Christ!

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