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November 24, 2017

Life Together


In 2007, a platoon of soldiers left for a 15-month deployment in Afghanistan. They were headed to outpost Restrepo in the remote Korengal Valley. Named after a brave Army medic who had given his life defending the outpost, Restrepo was considered one of the most dangerous outposts in the entire country. The soldiers stationed there […]

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November 15, 2017

One Step at a Time


This was me. A 9-year-old going to my first TeenPact One Day Class. Wrinkled shirt, clip-on tie, and a nervous smile.     Adorable… I know….   Like many, I was so, so nervous as I approached the lectern to start reading my funny bill (pretty sure it was about ice cream). My hands were shaking as I […]

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November 12, 2017

Meet Our Founder


Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.   – Jonathan Swift   It all started a bright spring day in 1993 when TeenPact founder, Tim Echols, was at the Georgia State Capitol participating in an early morning prayer meeting. As the group said “Amen” that day, Tim shared the vision God had been laying […]

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November 11, 2017

Value Their Liberty


TeenPact’s vision statement reads “TeenPact Leadership Schools seeks to inspire youth in their relationship with Christ and train them to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture at a time in their lives when, typically, they do not care about such things.”   Today is Veteran’s Day, a […]

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November 10, 2017

Flickering Light


It’s not uncommon for lights to flicker.   It’s an experience that, many times, goes completely unnoticed. You’ll be going about your business when all of a sudden, just for an instant, the light is gone.   We hardly even notice this phenomenon until it’s over because our eyes are so accustomed to existing in […]

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November 08, 2017

Share Hope This Christmas Season


Imagine it is Christmas morning and you are gathered in the living room with your family all around. The smell of the homemade breakfast fills the air, the stockings, filled with treats, are hung on the mantle, the Christmas tree is surrounded by presents, and you are all sitting down with your favorite hot drink […]

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November 03, 2017

Eucharisteo


I remember as a little girl, I always loved the movie Pollyanna. Briefly summarized, the movie (based on a novel) is the story of a young orphan girl living in the early 1900’s. Despite her painful and broken past, she decides to approach life with the mindset of taking difficult circumstances, and turning them into something […]

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October 25, 2017

Why Am I Here?


Two weeks ago, 100 students, parents, and TeenPact staff arrived in our nation’s Capital. Students came by planes and trains, short car rides and multi-day caravans. We had early mornings and late nights, lots of D.C. METRO rides and hours and hours of training sessions, tours, and small group campaign exercises. We gathered for Back to D.C., an event chock full of […]

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October 20, 2017

Walk the Talk


At National Convention this past year, I had the opportunity to share a message about forgiveness. Driving home from the event, I knew I needed to work on this in my own life and thought, “Hey, I know a lot about forgiveness. This should be easy.” False. I found forgiveness to be just as difficult, if not harder. I found […]

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October 11, 2017

Inspiring and Equipping


Endeavor exists to inspire and equip young women to glorify and enjoy God.   Over a year ago, when I was invited to step up as the Program Director for TeenPact’s Endeavor programs, I already knew that I loved the vision of Endeavor. The catechistic language was appealing, but, even more than that, such a […]

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October 06, 2017

Bloom Where You Are Planted


A lot has happened since I last talked to you all at National Convention! Summer has come and gone, and school has well begun. Many of us have experienced life changing weeks at alumni events across the nation! And just think, we are right around the corner from the start of State Class season, eeek! […]

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September 29, 2017

The Brilliant Room


TeenPact Nation,   Since being elected your TeenPact President and Vice President, Zachary McCue and I have experienced God teaching us so much these past few months. We intend to use our platform to continue to inspire youth in their relationship with Christ, and we want you to join us. Please pray that our student body government […]

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September 27, 2017

Inspiring the Next Generation


This year I was introduced to TeenPact for the first time.   When I arrived at the New York State Capitol for my first Four Day Class, I really had no idea what to think. Would these be a bunch of strict people who only use thee’s and thou’s? Was I going to listen to stodgy […]

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September 20, 2017

TeenPact is Like a Deck of Cards


It was only last week that I drove away from TeenPact Survival Northwest.   Survival was absolutely amazing, and I’m coming to realize that words don’t quite express the things you experience at TeenPact. As I was thinking over what happened at this event, a sort of story started to form in my mind. Maybe you’ll appreciate reading it.   […]

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September 18, 2017

A Day at Endeavor East


Saturday afternoon, the golden Georgia air was filled with exclamations of delight and laughter as girls from around the nation arrived for TeenPact Endeavor East. With the door swung wide open on the huge lakeside house, new and old friends were joyfully welcomed to the space we’ll be calling home for the week. While girls […]

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September 13, 2017

Life Between Classes


Welcome to the life of a TeenPact Traveling Intern.   From January through May, these young people enjoy serving as the leaders of the TeenPact State Classes in 42 states and counting. It makes for an exciting adventure and also a significant responsibility. This past spring, I had the privilege to serve on this team.   […]

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