14 Feb Face of Hope: Zack
Life as a teen is already difficult without the added pressures of drugs, divorce and destructive inner-city influences. For Zack, these difficulties began before high school and developed into confusion and anger at his situation in life. These frustrations morphed into uncontrolled behavior; Zack’s environment and emotions were taking him down a destructive path.
Realizing that the inner-city environment could ruin Zack’s future, his mom began searching for other options. She first signed him up for our 40-Day Challenge summer program, located our 144-acer wooded Boys Home Academy property in Reelsville, Indiana. That summer, Zack received Christ as his savior, and his life began to change forever.
After that summer, his mother enrolled him in our Boys Home Academy for his first year of high school. Zack has always been highly intelligent, but due to his environment he struggled with his behavior and language.
He performed well in his studies during high school, but would often be in trouble for breaking rules. As the years progressed, Zack began to mature. He began to show fruits of his salvation, his outbursts would be shorter, he learned to apologize, he completed a discipleship program at Church, and spent most of his summers working as op-staff for our 40-Day Challenge program.
Now, as a graduating senior, Zack is almost a different person than the freshman that first started in our program. Through the 4 year investment of our staff, their church and our program, Zack is now on the path to a future free from the destructive influences of the inner-city.
Zack plans to attend Pensacola Christian College this fall, where he will study to become a teacher. His education will be funded in part by the Cindy Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund.