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Looking Back on the 2016 Season


Peter Martin May 16, 2016
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Greetings from the TeenPact National Office,

 

The 2016 State Class season is now behind us and it was an exceptional year with programs in 41 states and students from over 44 states, as several families traveled from distant states to participate in our program. We had 2,760 students attend the Four Day classes and 1,839 students attend the One Day classes. I had the opportunity of visiting six states throughout the season and was blessed to see God work through the students, the staff, the parents, and so many other individuals.

 

In the middle of the season, I shared some testimonies from the first half of the season, highlighting how God allowed us to fulfill our vision of changing lives to change the world. Those testimonies continued to be shared throughout the season, touching hearts in small, insignificant ways, as well as in big, eternal ways. Whether small or large, this is a testimony to His faithfulness.

 

I have been focused on God’s faithfulness to TeenPact, not only during this 2016 season, but also for over 20 years prior. This year we drove over 100,000 miles in the TeenPact vans, and though not without incident, He protected the students and staff from any harm. We were able to secure meeting space in Capitol buildings, churches, and community centers across the country. We met state governors, legislators, judges, and other leaders, hearing their respective worldviews, asking them questions that challenged them to think, and showing respect when they didn’t agree with our positions.

 

As we send students and staff teams out on prayer walks around the Capitol, we challenge them to be the aroma of Christ, “among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” And He has been faithful to use us in many ways. Let me share some examples.

 

 

I am blessed to work for this ministry and to see God move in families, in legislators, in capitol staff, in maintenance workers who join us in worship, and in the hearts of everyone reading this post. Please continue to pray for TeenPact Leadership Schools and we will see many of you at National Convention next week!

 

Blessings,

 

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

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