I Am Second video comes full circle in Texas - Mission Network News

I Am Second video comes full circle in Texas – Mission Community Information

USA (MNN) — Friday night time lights in a Texas highschool within the Dallas-Fort Price space had been remodeled into an avenue for change. After discovering inspiration in an I Am Second video, produced by means of e3 Companions, a believer and highschool scholar on the time, Blake Mankin, took motion.

A Texas Excessive Faculty Custom

Rewind to a yr prior, when Blake discovered himself on a airplane headed to the African continent the place he discovered a world starkly totally different from his personal. As an alternative of an simply accessed faucet with clear operating water, sizzling or chilly, Blake discovered communities missing entry to wash water altogether. When he returned residence, he couldn’t cease interested by what he witnessed whereas overseas.

I Am Second video comes full circle in Texas - Mission Community Information

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[He] had actually gotten this coronary heart for the folks there and observed that there was a problem with the clear water, there’s an absence of entry to wash water. It was one thing that he couldn’t get off his thoughts and couldn’t get off his coronary heart. It was simply all the time there at the back of his thoughts…each time he took a sip of water or washed his fingers, says Jeff Johnston, advertising and marketing communication supervisor with e3 Companions.

Impressed by the I Am Second video and passionate in regards to the want for clear water, Blake got down to use the homecoming traditions of mums and garters for a much bigger function. Johnstone says highschool soccer in Texas is as essential as school soccer is for the remainder of america. Homecoming is an much more severe matter; college students will spend between $100-400, or extra, creating their mums and garters.

(Be taught extra in regards to the mums and garters custom right here and right here.)

“I Am Second” Evokes Generosity

Relatively than spending lots of of {dollars} creating mums and garters, Blake proposed a special thought. What if these sources had been spent on offering wells for communities in want as an alternative? Thus, the Hope for Africa membership was born at Blakes college.

I Am Second video comes full circle in Texas - Mission Community Information

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He determined he ought to use his highschool’s homecoming as a possibility to actually increase cash for these folks in Africa that want water, to boost cash to construct wells to get them clear water, Johnston says.

Blake’s thought washe made these little pins that you could simply put in your shirtHe began placing the phrase out throughout his highschool and throughout different excessive faculties. Hey, as an alternative of spending cash on a garter or a mum this yr, why don’t you donate that cash to go to wash water for folks in Africa to construct wells for clear water, and as an alternative simply put on this pin.

Blakes thought flourished. The Hope for Africa membership raised over $6,000 throughout homecoming from the pin gross sales. The tangible end result was two wells in Southern Sudan.

(Take heed to Blakes story with I Am Second right here.)

Get Impressed and Pray

For Johnston, Blakes story is what e3s I Am Second is aboutinspiring folks for Christ. Will you dare to be impressed and put your self second? Discover your inspiration by means of I Am Second right here.

Pray “I Am Second” movies proceed impacting folks dwell second and to dwell for Christ. Ask God to make use of “I Am Second” movies to make His love identified to believers and non-believers alike.



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