"Hey Jack Update" by James Ward, Dir. of U.S. Operations 09/02/09
It is the story of a man named Jack
Through a series of remarkable events, Jack
was introduced to The 410 Bridge
, brought to the U.S., and fitted for prosthetic arms.
went from being a person with no hope to someone with dreams and passions for the future.
His main desire was to go back to school, get his secondary education, and then go on to Bible School to become a pastor.
And now, thanks to God
and many of you, he
is pursuing that dream.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down and visit with Jack
, and learned how God
continues to use him, and all of you who are part of his
story, to make a huge impact for the Kingdom.
Over the course of the last several months, he
has moved into a Nairobi apartment with his
brother (whom he
is discipling), and is on a fast-track program that will allow him to finish secondary school in less than two years.
is studying hard and able to carry his
books, turn pages, and even take copious notes with the use of his
arms-to top it all off, he's
even making good grades.
It was amazing to see his
school workbooks and the great penmanship he
has been able to achieve with his
has lost his
own hands, he's
found hope in the Hands of our Father.
It's stories like Jack's
why The 410 Bridge
If you would like to be a part of Jack's story, we are currently seeking people to help him further his
education to become a pastor.
Then, last year, our Bible study group did John Ortberg's
If You Want To Walk On Water, You Got to Get Out of the Boat and I knew that's exactly what I had to do: GET OUT OF THE BOAT!
I had heard about Jack; heard his
story and worn the "Hey Jack
But, I hadn't seen Jack's face.
shy smile and his
powerful story took on new meaning when you actually see the epic struggle that God
has brought him through.
At the end of his question/answer time with Lanny, Jack
made a whispered request to Lanny.