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MANPOWER WRITTEN BY: JON HAUSER PHOTO BY: MELISSA DALE PHOTOGRAPHY

I am an engineer; wired to observe the realities of this world. For 50 years I’ve witnessed this reality: men tend to trail behind women when it comes to spiritual intensity. I’ve seen many families where mom is active in her faith and local church but dad isn’t; very rare that dad is active and mom is not. Having worked with teenagers for years, it’s common for teens to step away from faith when dad isn’t actively engaged.

before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one (Ezekiel 22:30).

As a pastor, I have a burning desire to help men grow spiritually. When a man grows spiritually there’s a significant positive ripple effect in the lives of his family, business, and neighborhood that lasts for generations.

God was looking for someone who would stay true to Him amidst all the temptations this world offers; someone who would fight for their spouse, children, church, and pastor; someone quick to forgive, seek forgiveness, and focus on unity; someone who was all out devoted and all in surrendered to God. And God found? No one. My prayer is that when God searches the Red River Valley, He finds 1,000s of men who fit this description!

In the Bible, God is searching: I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand

In Judges Chapters 13-16, Samson was a powerful man continually plagued with a dangerously weak urbantoadmedia.com / THE GOOD LIFE / 27

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