Officer, will my Mom be ok?– with an update to the story!!!


Officer, will my Mom be ok? This last weekend those words dropped from the mouth of a little eleven year old boy. His sister was beside him. Both of them praying that Momma would wake up. The officer tried to comfort the children giving them words of courage as Momma was checked out by paramedics. … Continue reading Officer, will my Mom be ok?– with an update to the story!!!

Life is not fair!


Life’s not fair. This past week, Empower Youth along with Community Christian Church, was able to take over 50 students to Chuck E Cheese. Not a big deal. Right? Actually, it was a big deal. There were many obstacles to avoid. We first had to look at the cost. With most of our students on … Continue reading Life is not fair!

empoweryouth.me


Taking a trip through Bethel, you can essentially find everything you need. We have various fast food chains, a sit down home style diner or two, two pizza places, a couple of drug stores, a 5 and Dime, churches on the main drag and some stacked just one street back–we have it all!  We have … Continue reading empoweryouth.me

Long on need, short on resources


Today, I received an encouraging email from a friend of a friend. He had visited our Empower Youth site and was inquiring about how he could be involved. I’m pretty excited as I am with everyone who has emailed or sent me quick Facebook messages. As I ended my letter in reply to his inquiry, … Continue reading Long on need, short on resources

Breaking Students Out Of Generational Poverty


Three years ago, a Dad brought his son to visit a local church in Bethel. As the brand new children’s minister of this small church, I was more than excited to take a plate of cookies to the home of my first new visitor. I was so happy to see that the home was within … Continue reading Breaking Students Out Of Generational Poverty