STEP initiative

Many young men in America are all too readily looking for fun in all the wrong places – most notably, in cyber places. As in, video games. Virtual reality. Playing. Pretending. Instead of applying their amazing minds to problem-solving at a job, some are using those skills on strategy games. Instead of working up a sweat in manual labor, they’re straining their thumbs on PlayStation. Instead of the adrenaline rush of serving their country in the military, they’re creating chases and combat out of pixels. Rather than working hard at real-life relationships, they live in a world of assumed identity.

Let’s call them back. Call them up from the basement and out into the world. Challenge the young man in your world to be a Big Brother. To volunteer with a youth sports team. Help repair a neighbor’s house or fix a relative’s car. Get a job. Serve others. Maybe even explore Entrust’s STEP initiative. What a great way to put all that virtual experience to good use!

STEP initiative

OCG Challenge #14

During these lazy, hazy days of summer, try to learn about your cross-generational friend’s thoughts on time. Ask your friend what she likes to do when she has nothing to do. Is she comfortable with having “nothing to do?” Is there a difference between what he says he likes to do and what he actually does with free time? Is she at peace with how she uses her time? Ask, listen, absorb and learn!

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OCG Challenge #14

Real-life walk with Christ

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens at home needs to leave home. We’re talking about faith here, about a real-life walk with Christ. As you send your kids off to school, jobs, the military, you don’t want them ditching their faith at the door.

Surveys show most kids walk away from faith because of broken homes. If your home has suffered a marriage break-up, it doesn’t have to mean an end of believing for your kids. Pray for them. Keep pointing them to God as the only one who does not change or let us down. Pray for godly friends and mentors to come into their lives. If you know kids from broken homes, pray for them, look into mentoring one or more, show them the reality of Jesus at work even in the hurt and mess of all our lives.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Heb. 13:8) Let’s pray together that our families’ next generations know this, cling to this and pass it on. Because it’s true!

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Real-life walk with Christ