Ministry Updates

First Day of the Season

Peter Martin January 30, 2017
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Can you believe that the 2017 Season begins today?


At last year’s National Convention we began interviewing hundreds of students who applied to staff our 2017 State Classes. A number of last year’s staffers were accepted to serve as Traveling Interns. Four of last year’s Intern Guys have stepped up to be Program Directors.


Ever since last summer we have been praying, planning, and preparing for this day. We ordered T-shirts. We procured camp contracts. We had the largest Staff Training event ever. We said goodbye to several long-standing employees and welcomed several more to our team.


And we did so much more. And where are we now? Today we begin classes in Wyoming and New Mexico, preparing for the greatest season ever! Through all of this, God has shown Himself faithful as we have been obedient to His call in carrying out the vision and mission of TeenPact Leadership Schools. Let us not forget to praise Him!


Consider the opportunity for influence that we have been given:


Ten years ago, a young man named Fuzz Thomson staffed the Connecticut staff and stayed in our home. It was there he met my son, Noah. Fuzz likely stayed in Noah’s room that week. This past Saturday night, Noah stayed at the Thomson’s home, having driven the van from Texas to New Mexico. Did he stay in Fuzz’s old room? Perhaps. Today Noah is serving as a Traveling Intern at the TeenPact New Mexico class.


This “circle of influence” continues. In 2009 I had the opportunity to Class Direct the Wyoming class. My son Adam was the Intern Guy and Josh Cockroft of Oklahoma was the Program Director. Today, Luke program directs the Wyoming Class. Again, the influence continues.


Yes, TeenPact has had a significant impact on my family, and I hope the same can be said for yours. Thank you for joining us this season. God is using us to make an impact on the lives of students and even families – an impact for generations!



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