Jordan Whitmer – age 16 when this radio was recorded — was greatly concerned about reaching his follow high school students in and around Harrison, AR. He and other young people were concerned about other young people needing Jesus in their lives, youth often living two different lives – “one kind on Sunday and a different kind during the week.”
Working with youth ministers and young people from a number of nearby churches, they wrestled with the question: “What can we do to make a difference for Jesus?”
They then convened a youth gathering in the local Junior College in Harrison, Arkansas – just south of Branson, Mo. On March 11, 2015, more than 800 young people came. The oldest in leadership that evening was age 18. The nine-member praise band was composed of youth from seven local churches. They performed dramas and skits to advance the gospel.
Jordan Whitmer presented the “plan of salvation” to the large group, explaining from the Bible how they could come to Christ … or return to Him … in repentance. 75 young people came forward to respond to the gospel! The young people themselves were the spiritual counsellors for the 75 who responded to the gospel.
Then hundreds of them stood up, one by one, saying: “My name is _______________ and I stand for Jesus!”
Jordan and the group challenged each other that the Christian high school students would see their high school as a year-round mission trip!
Jordan poses the question: “What if large numbers of young people did this all over the nation. Might young people be the instrument of the next revival in our country?”
Their website … www.hashtaghowtolife.com … provides resources, including several short videos that helps “cast the vision” of young people moving forward to be committed and to honor Jesus.
The How to Life Student movement wishes to connect with other young people which can be done at the website and, as Jordan points out, by Instagram at howtolife2015 and twitter by the same title.
Jordan is the son of Rick Whitmer, Senior Director of Hutchcraft Ministries (www.hutchcraft.com), and the grandson of Ron Hutchcraft.
Radio titled … “Rick Whitmer of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries offers encouraging ministry news re Native Americans” … can be heard by clicking on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/660/5/