Ministry Updates

Changing Families to Change the World

Peter Martin March 20, 2017
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Many of you know that being the CEO of TeenPact is my second career and you also know that I spent over 28 years working for group health insurance companies over that time – in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Hartford, Connecticut. You may not know that I was a Group Insurance Underwriter, or even know what that means. Primarily it means that I worked with facts and figures – with numbers to determine the price of group insurance policies. In short, I enjoy reviewing, analyzing, and working with numbers.


When I was asked to write a Midseason Update, I was tempted to tell you how many students we have had through the program to date, how many miles the Program Directors and Interns have traveled, how many days until National Convention, etc. That update would be very easy to write.


However, I want to share some stories from the first half of the season – stories shared by the State Coordinators and Class Directors in emails and letters, by the students and the parents in the written and on-line evaluations, and by the 2017 Program Directors and Interns as they gathered in Richmond for a time of refreshment and renewal these last few days. As I continued to hear these stories, there was a common theme, and that theme was the impact that TeenPact is having on entire families– thanks be to God.



It is certainly true that God works directly through our individual hearts, but it is also abundantly clear that He has put us in families and works through our families. That has become even more apparent this year through TeenPact.


May God continue to work through TeenPact and inspire each of us and our families to continue to seek Him in all our actions. Do you have a story of how God has worked in your family during your time in TeenPact? I would love to hear from you; [email protected]. Thank you for joining us for the second half of our season!




Peter Martin, President

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Peter Martin

Peter Martin grew up in Minnesota before moving to California for college where he met the sunshine of his life—Lydia. While working for a… Read More