Thrive School Support 2016-2017

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Why Thrive School?

When you were growing up, what types of peer pressures and challenges did students face in high school and college? What about today? Do you think it's easier or harder to be a young person today? Why?

God has called us to reach the 225,000 students within a 40 mile radius of Thrive School. As I think of those in our area, the challenges are overwhelming.

1) Our youth are in trouble!

We have compiled some alarming statistics. In the next 24 hours:

2,989 Children will see their parents get divorced

1,629 Children will be put in adult jails

3,288 Children will run away from home

1,849 Children will be abused or neglected

2,200 Teenagers will drop out of school

437 Teenagers will be arrested for drunk driving

500 Teenagers will begin using drugs

1,000 Teenagers will begin using alcohol

211 Teenagers will be arrested for drug abuse

3,610 Teenagers will be assaulted, 80 will be raped

2,796 Teenagers will get pregnant

7,742 Teenagers will become sexually active

1,106 Teenagers will get abortions

6,849 Teenagers will contract an STD

50 Teenagers will attempt suicide

6 Teenagers will successfully commit suicide

135,000 Teenagers will bring guns or other weapons to school

2) Most Christian youth in america are leaving the church after high school.

70-75% of Christian youth LEAVE the church after high school.

Those who remain Christian in college face incredible opposition on campus.

3) We must train the future leaders of our generation.

The students on high school and college campuses today are our leaders of today and tomorrow.

This generation of leaders has the drive, ambition and social media skills to change this world.

If we truly desire to reach our world, we have to start where future leaders are shaped.

Ray Johnston, the pastor of Bayside Church said recently, "There’s a major battle raging for the hearts and minds of students today. If we lose our young people, we lose our community. If we lose our community, we lose our culture. If we lose our culture, we lose the world."

In my community, I see every day the battles that students are facing.Battles such as pornography, drugs, gangs, and illicit sex between the youth are common struggles that young man and women are exposed to each day in some way of form. Christopher a young man God has put in my life is someone who is desperately seeking for a better life, a better environment with faith and hope. Being exposed to unnecessary experiences while growing up has traumatized his youth.  The world needs a better Christopher, a man of value who God has designed with a specific purpose but he been layered with ungodly views. While we spend time together each Sunday I notice the lack of faith, the lack of hope.  I see the future generation of our communities struggling with drugs and a lack of faith for the future which saddens me. Its sad to be living without hope. I know. Its sad to live without faith for a better tomorrow. I was there. It is sad to grow up in a world where everywhere we turn theirs drugs, sex, and negativity. In a world luring young men and woman to conform to its world views,in a world full of copy cats we ought to be the light. A positive light for those who are in the dark, a light for those we love, light for those in need and light for those who are desperately seeking hope for a better tomorrow. Everyone is secretly wondering about the future and Thrive allows Leaders to be transformed so the future of a man such as Christopher can have positive role models to look up too.

Would you agree that we can't sit back and let this keep happening? It will take ALL OF US to reverse these statistics! Something needs to be done.

Three reasons I'm doing this program :

1. The youth is the future and I desire to bring hope into the generation behind me.

2. For the transformation that will take place within. Thrive is a program where being uncomfortable is expected. 

3.  To be in a community where everyone is aiming to develop a Christ like Character.

What will I be doing at Thrive School?

The mission of Thrive School is to equip students like me to make a difference not just today, but for the rest of our lives. Through an intense nine-month program I will receive personal mentoring and leadership development while at the same time taking college classes. In addition, I will be receiving intense training on relationships, apologetics, foundational theology, time management, communication and even personal finances.

I will also be involved in many projects to unleash compassion including Serve Day, Trunk or Treat, monthly outreaches to our community and a gigantic missions trip to Mexico with over 1,000 people.

What is the main Goal?

Really what I'm most excited about in Thrive School is the opportunity to see lives changed. My friend Daniel is a great example of the power of Christ at work in a life. Really change is a small word to describe what Christ has done in my brother's life. He was 14 years old when he first got influenced into smoking weed. After that, things started moving gradually into a habitual pattern. Friends, as we sometimes call them, not only offered Marijuana but other hard drugs as well. By the time he was in the 11th grade he got transferred into a school for troubled teenage students. In this institution he was exposed to worse habits such as how to sell drugs and when he got tired of school he dropped out. As the years passed his destructive habit managed to get him arrested 8 times, 22 charges and 4 felonies in the state of North Carolina. While in a Christian rehabilitation program in California repentance took place and a promising life was around the corner. Throughout the time his lawyer was fighting as well as family and friends were battling in prayer. The news came that the new DA was going to drop all charges. It was a miracle! No ! It was Christ for he knew what this young man will be doing for his glory so he gave him a transformed life. That's the right word, a transformed life. Daniel is 24 years old and is happily married with a new born named Elijah and is a faithful servant to Christ.

How are students supported at Thrive School?

Like many other missions organizations, Thrive School students depend upon the gifts of friends who have a heart for young people. These funds will be allocated for leadership training, outreach, resources and living expenses for the nine-month program. Each student is responsible for raising his/her personal support. I must find a team of partners who will give financially to help us reach students for Christ.

Will you partner with me to reach this generation?

Obviously, a life-changing school like this is not free. The cost of the nine-month program is $12,000 which most is due on August 1st. At Thrive School we have a great opportunity to partner together to reach, mentor and change the lives of thousands of students. Would you join our team with a monthly gift of $50, $75, $100 or some other amount through May?

Chad Hertzell
Praying for you brother that your time in the Word of God would be well spent.
$100.00
John Hopkins
We are proud of you Omar and know that you will help many kids.
$75.00
Anonymous $100.00
Steve & Cheryl White $100.00
John Hopkins
We are proud of you Omar and know that you will help many kids.
$75.00
Chad & Mindy Hertzell
Brother, may the Lord continue to encourage and strengthen you as you seek to do his will. We love you!
$100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Steve & Cheryl White $100.00
John Hopkins
We are proud of you Omar and know that you will help many kids.
$75.00
Anonymous $100.00
The Claytons
We are glad to support you.
$100.00
Steve & Cheryl White $100.00
Chad & Mindy Hertzell
Omar, may God continue to grow you in the grace and truth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as you serve him at Bayside. We love you brother. God bless.
$100.00

I would give you a monthly donation too but didn't see how I can set that up. Best wishes and God bless you. Rob Beller
$50.00
Gary Kluck and the Quality First Home Improvement, company
Hi Omar, Scott passed this along to me and I am more than happy to contribute to this wonderful Thrive leadership program. We pray that God works through you to do his work and to lift and inspire other in Christ Name. Merry Christmas and God bless you and Bayside. Gary
$5,625.00
$100.00
John Hopkins
We are proud of you Omar and know that you will help many kids.
$75.00
The Claytons
We are glad to support you.
$100.00
Steve & Cheryl White $100.00
Tom and Judie Russell
Hi Omar - We are so proud of you and know that God has a marvelous plan for you. One day He is going to say to you, "Well done, good and faithful servant". This time's encouragement is: Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. We love you and pray for you.
$125.00
Kurt M. $50.00

I would give you a monthly donation too but didn't see how I can set that up. Best wishes and God bless you. Rob Beller
$50.00
John
I will be hitting you up each month with a donation. Proud of you brother continued success and Stay Relentless in all of your Godly pursuits. Love ya man :-)
$50.00
Chad and Mindy Hertzell
Strive for holiness, without which we will not see the Lord.
$100.00
John Hopkins
We are proud of you Omar and know that you will help many kids.
$75.00
The Claytons
We are glad to support you.
$100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Steve & Cheryl White $100.00
Tom and Judie Russell
We are so proud of you Omar! God has a plan for you - keep sticking with it no matter what circumstances there are. Some extra twofold encouragement for you: Num 23:19 "God is not a man, that He should lie. Has He said, and will He not do it?" Rom 8:39 "(Nothing can) separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Remember that God does not just love all of us - He loves
$175.00
Kurt Malchow
Omar, Greetings and blessings, brother! I hope all is well with your studies and you are growing in the Lord. -Kurt
$75.00

I would give you a monthly donation too but didn't see how I can set that up. Best wishes and God bless you. Rob Beller
$50.00
John
I will be hitting you up each month with a donation. Proud of you brother continued success and Stay Relentless in all of your Godly pursuits. Love ya man :-)
$50.00
Anonymous $100.00
John Hopkins
We are proud of you Omar and know that you will help many kids.
$75.00
The Claytons
We are glad to support you.
$100.00
Omar
Brother, We are praying that God continues to grow and strengthen you in the most holy faith. God bless. Chad & Mindy
$100.00
Steve & Cheryl White $100.00
Tom and Judie Russell
Have a great time while developing your new mission field at the Folsom campus. You are in our prayers and we love you. More importantly, God loves you - personally.
$100.00
Ryan and Julie White $1,100.00
Israel Diaz $100.00

I would give you a monthly donation too but didn't see how I can set that up. Best wishes and God bless you. Rob Beller
$50.00
John Hopkins
We are proud of you Omar and know that you will help many kids.
$75.00
The Claytons
We are glad to support you.
$100.00
Steve & Cheryl White $100.00
Tom and Judie Russell
Hi Omar - We hope you are progressing as God leads you. We keep you in our prayers. Encouragement for today is Hebrews 12:13-17.
$100.00
The Hertzell Family
Psalm 73:23-26 Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel and afterward will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail but you are the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
$100.00
BP Bayside $150.00
Angie White $400.00
Kurt Malchow $75.00
Israel Diaz $100.00
Hertzell Family
Omar, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." 2 Tim. 2:15 Yours in Christ, Chad and Mindy
$100.00

I would give you a monthly donation too but didn't see how I can set that up. Best wishes and God bless you. Rob Beller
$50.00
Henri Moreau
So proud of you!
$300.00
John Hopkins
We are proud of you Omar and know that you will help many kids.
$75.00
The Claytons
We are glad to support you.
$100.00
Brenda N Gutierrez
Its not much but hope this helps! Good luck! :)
$25.00
Steve & Cheryl White $100.00
Barbara Jackson
How can I be great? As you continue to follow God's lead, I'm sure you will find the answer to your question.May God bless you through this journey!
$50.00
Omar Martinez
Cash Given to TCI - Dated 8/2/16
$500.00
Tom and Judie Russell
Hi Omar - We have been praying for you. We feel led to donate $100 each month on the first and perhaps other one-time donations as God leads us. We believe in you and the program God has placed you in. Hi to Heidi too.
$100.00
Kurt
Blessings in your service to the Lord!
$75.00
Israel Diaz $100.00

I would give you a monthly donation too but didn't see how I can set that up. Best wishes and God bless you. Rob Beller
$50.00
Stephen & Cheryl White
We can't wait to see what God has in store for you this year!
$100.00
Elizabeth $50.00
Israel Diaz $100.00

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