When I started working at Teen Challenge, I heard about LifeLight Ministries through Greg Armstrong. I am also a board member at
In 2 Kings 22, Josiah, at age eight, is asked to rule, and when he’s eighteen he sends men to the temple to collect money and make sure people pay. One of the men runs back and says, “They gave me the book of the law.” Josiah reads it, then tears his robes and falls down because he sees how far off course he and his people have gone. With the compass (God’s Word) in his hand, he was able to turn the nation around, and they became obedient to the Lord, destroyed all their idols and got back on track.
That is like the relationship Teen Challenge has with LifeLight. They allow us to put the compass in the hands of the men. God’s Word and His voice come alive, the men realize that they have been worshiping false gods, and slowly they are healed, bit by bit, as God speaks to them.
I have the best career in the world—I see God’s power and might as he works in the hearts of men!
Ian is the Director of Training Phase at Teen Challenge in