This weekend was completely awesome! I got to see one of my best friends accept Christ for the first time, and it was amazing! This was my third year going to one of the dare2share conferences and every time get something more out of it. I absolutely love collecting the can food and telling the people about the gospel. Thank you for a life changing weekend.
LeAnn, student in Charlotte, NC
To Greg and the whole crew, God Bless you! My wife and I are volunteer youth leaders from a small church in the small town of DeBeque Colorado. Our church, has been partnering with the DeBeque Baptist Church for over 3 years now in our efforts to reach the youth in this town. Our youth group size averages around 11 kids from Jr. Hi through college ages. We set a goal to bring 50 to the conference this year, we hit 39. We were disappointed to say the least! We failed! We now understand what our FAILURE has done to this town!
We were able to rent a bus from our school district with the blessing of the school board. We emptied the halls of our school for 1 day. We were told we would have nothing but trouble with this group of kids! (WE DID NOT) Our returning kids partnered up with the new kids and they (WE) were stunned by the drama, moved to tears during the praise and worship, sitting with full attention to the speakers, and excited for the outreach! 17 kids accepted Jesus Christ as Savior!!!! 6 recommitted their lives to Him! All are asking questions! God's hand was all over us this year!! 39 was His number! We held our joint service last Sunday and some of the kids gave their testimonies and the congregation was moved to tears! Greg, your heart for these teenagers is incredible! Thank-you! Not only did our youth "Get it!" they served as a witness to our churches, our town, our school, and even the hotel where we stayed commented on these kids great behavior, and then they got to hear about Jesus! We'll see you next year!"
Butch Kline, youth leader in DeBeque, CO
I went to Dare 2 Share in Denver, Colorado this past weekend. After I was asked to go, I was thinking "You know, I don't know about this", but as it turned out, this weekend really changed my life forever, and I will never, ever be the same. I accepted Christ at a Youth retreat on September 23rd, 2006. As you can see, I'm one of those "Newcomer" Christians. When you brought up the cell phone idea, I didn't have my cell phone with me. So I asked a leader from my group to let me use his cell phone. This kid named Everett came into my mind. Everett is a atheist. He's constantly talking crap about God, telling things that aren't true about God, and really sounding like God isn't real. It ticked me off so much that I wanted to literally kill this kid. But, I thought maybe I could witness to him. Some of the kids in school have tried to witness to Everett, and it never worked. So I thought that maybe if I said The GOSPEL thing, it might put a little sense into him. I called Everett up on the phone. I was like "Man, I'm at this retreat in Denver called Dare2Share. All these kids love Christ so much, and we're calling our friends. Everett, I want you to know that Jesus loves you. He died on the cross for you, to save you from your sins. He does love you, and whether or not you believe me, you and I both know its true". I went on about what I heard from you, and telling him the GOSPEL message. I suddenly heard this noise, and realized Everett was crying. Then he suddenly said, "You know, Tori. What I've heard from you is something I have never heard before. I never knew Jesus actually did that. Tori, I cant be atheist, I cant hate God. I don't want to go to Hell! Tori, I want to know Jesus. Will you help me?" I was so FREAKING HAPPY! I started to weep. I prayed with Everett, and at the moment, the name Everett was written in the Book of Life. It was amazing being able to do something like that. I felt so relieved, that I could actually do that! Everett came to church with me today, and when we started to sing worship, he just fell to his knees and cried. What you said to me really stuck in, and I will pass it on to anyone, so there will be TONS and I mean TONS more names in the Book of Life. This weekend has changed me forever. Thanks, Greg!
Tori Thompson Colorado Springs, Colorado
My husband and I brought our Middle School youth group this past weekend. We just want you to know what a blessing the entire conference was. We have taken our group to a lot of different conferences and we want you to know that this one was WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT!!! Our youth have had a life changing experience as well as ourselves. Your prayer and preparation was evident in the conference and we can guarantee that we will be spreading the word about DARE2SHARE and we will be back again next year with even more youth. Thanks for a life changing weekend. Blessings!
Ricky and Melissa McKinney, youth leaders Alexander Baptist Church
DUDE!!!! SO AWESOME!!!! I really think that this year at Dare 2 Share totally was the best year of all the last 5 years I've been going! Everything totally blew me away, the drama, the skits, the preaching, not to mention the concert!!!! that was so awesome! You have to do something really phenomenal to beat Starfield, Superchic[k], and Rachel Washington ALL IN ONE NIGHT!!! The praise and worship was so awesome, I was able to get so in tune with God, I feel so at peace, We were also able to lead a woman to God last night!! Thank the Lord!! I really thought this D2S was the best of all, And we also had 3 people in our youth group accept Jesus as their Savior!! Thank you guys so much for what you do and the sacrifices you have to make to further the kingdom of God!!!!
Student at Denver Conference
I excepted the Lord into my life on Friday night, and then the night you had us do the cell phone challenge, I felt GREAT!!!! So far, I've gotten 3 of my friends to accept the Lord as well. I've accepted Him before, but I didn't really understand what I was doing and what it involved so now that I understand, Im ready to GO! FIGHT! WIN!!!!! WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Danika, Dare 2 Share Denver conference
Once again, all of the Dare2Share staff outdid themselves. The blessing of God could not be more evident in your ministry. This is the second year that I have taken my students to Dare 2 Share. Many people we talk to just can't believe that we would drive all the way from the great state of NY for a youth event. Well, your ministry and the hand of God has helped transform our youth ministry here at Allen Memorial Baptist Church. The is nothing more awesome as a youth pastor than to just sit back and watch God work in and through the lives of my students. I praise God for the work you are doing. To many of the youth events offered today are just pump you up and get you all emotional events. More times then not the kids go home from events that do this and are back to their old selves in a manner of weeks. I appreciate the fact that you focus on commitment rather than emotions. Thank you for another great year of ministry. Your ministry is close to my heart and I will keep you in prayers. God Bless
Jon Goodwin, Youth Leader, Allen Memorial Baptist Church, NY
AWESOME and INSPIRING AND CHALLENGING! That's what my weekend in Woodstock was this past weekend. I was challenged beyond my wildest imagination to create an e-team and get our teenagers OUT OF THE HOUSE and into the streets telling others about Jesus. "Jim's" story was so eye opening. It also taught me that there is a lot more our teens need to learn about witnessing and I am challenged to get the information to them. THANKS SO MUCH DOUG FOR YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION. I KNOW WHAT A SACRIFICE IT MUST BE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND I WANT TO THANK YOU.
Peggy Rhodes - Abbeville, GA
My husband and I brought our Middle School youth group this past weekend to Dare 2 Share. We just want you to know what a blessing the entire conference was. We have taken our group to a lot of different conferences and we want you to know that this one was WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT!!! Our youth have had a life changing experience as well as ourselves. Your prayer and preparation was evident in the conference and we can guarantee that we will be spreading the word about Dare 2 Share, and we will be back again next year with even more youth. Thanks for a life changing weekend.
Ricky and Melissa McKinney - Alexander Baptist Church
About a year ago I attended a Dare 2 Share conference in Columbus Ohio. The conference was so amazing! I have always been afraid to share my Faith with others, but Dare 2 Share made me realize so much. On Friday, Greg Stier had us think of someone that we are afraid to witness to; I did so, not knowing what was up His sleeve, I opened my eyes and there was the drama, "A Letter from Hell." I think that is where it all started. I sat there and watched the screen with tears going down my face; I couldn't believe I was letting my friends go to hell. The weekend had passed with so many different things in it, everything from laughing to crying to praying then crying again. Then Monday was here, I walked into school with a different view. I looked at people as if they were burning in hell and I couldn't stand it! I opened up a conversation about Jesus Christ every chance I could get. Someone would be talking about how God isn't real, and I would turn around with my Bible in hand and show them proof that he is real. I would constantly invite people to church, and they kept giving their heart to the Lord. The Bible says that if I get them to church then He would do the rest. But don't think that every person I invited or talked to became a believer, there are way too many that still don't believe and still want to say that He doesn't exist. But every time I brought someone to Christ that gave me a little bit more Faith and a little bit more Hope that I would be able to do this, that I might be able to get more and more people to come to know the Lord. A lot of the people in my youth group are in my youth group ( ROCK youth) and have a ticket to Heaven because of me. And honestly I consider it a blessing to be such a help in so many people's lives. God just places certain people in our lives to show us the things that we are not able to see ourselves. For example, about 3 months ago I started hanging out with someone from my school; I had been trying to get her to come church for a long time and her mom kept saying that it was fishy that she wanted to go to church all of a sudden. Well one day my friend invited me to stay at her house, that's when her parents saw something in me that they needed. They went to my church ( Victory Temple in Fairborn , Ohio ) and gave their hearts to the Lord, all 4 of them! This is a blessing in its self.
People have been recognizing my dedication and my Passion to go out and share the GOSPEL to those who need it the most. And I can thank Greg and the Dare 2 Share team for helping to prepare me to go out and be able to share this, I probably to this day wouldn't have been able to share my Faith if I hadn't gone to Dare 2 Share. But I believe that "The generation that will change the world, will be the generation that the world can't change" and I believe with my whole heart that this generation is going to be the one!
Thanks for your time in reading my testimony! God Bless and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Chelsi Owens - Student
ROCK youth (Reaching Out for Christ's Kingdom)
Fairborn , Ohio
On behalf of the Open Door Mission Board of Trustees, the Mission staff, and the thousands of homeless and destitute people we serve every year, a huge THANK YOU to Dare 2 Share Ministries for including us in this year's "Revolution: Change the Course of History" conference in Houston.
Overall, hundreds of area youth groups collected over 22,000 pounds of non-perishable food items for the men here at the Mission Ã?Â¢?? 2 big truck loads! The donations will go directly toward feeding thousands of hungry Houstonians.
Again, thank you for the hard work of all the youth groups, the generosity of Dare 2 Share Ministries, and for the eternal love of Christ.
Richard H. Hill Jr.
Open Door Mission
My name is Luke Adam Spurgeon and I'm the Youth Pastor at Beaver Creek Baptist Church in Beaver Creek, AZ. I wanted to write to you and thank you for an incredible weekend.
I'm 22 and have been the Youth Pastor since the first of the year. I didn't hear about dare2share until February, and my youth hadn't heard about it
either. But I got them excited and we wound up having 15 come to the conference this past weekend! That's a praise considering we usually only have about 10-12 kids in youth group anyway. Two of the kids who went are kids who are not rebels, but indifferent! They come to stuff, and I think they like being there, but they never say anything or get involved in the discussions... They became two of the most active kids from our group during the outreach portion of the weekend and actually argued over who got to share the gospel at the next house! One young girl who came is the daughter of my high school youth director, and it was a real treat to get to lead her after her father led me. One young man was unsaved. His name was Joey. You met him. He was the guy who came onstage on Saturday evening, and said, "Hi my names Joe, and I don't really have a church because I just came to Christ last night!" Yep, that's my boy! And I got the biggest payday when he thanked me from that stage in front of the 3000 kids.
Thank you so much for leading him to Christ. He told me that had he not gone to Dare 2 Share this weekend he would have been at his friend's house doing drugs this weekend.
On Sunday morning, we had a Dare 2 Share celebration service at our church. The band played about ten songs, two kids gave their testimonies, and I preached. I told Jim's story from Friday night & used Greg's circle illustration. I've never done that before and it was terrifying. But, I told the story of David and Goliath, brought it around to spiritual gifts, and then told Jimmy's story. I used the analogy of the circles to get across the point that Jimmy got in his circle, got right with God, and because of that, his youth leader got in his circle to bring the message to Jimmy's brother. Then I gave an invitation, and a young man who is friends with Joey came up and I got to lead him to Christ at that moment!
Thank you so much for your words and the conference this weekend. I gave my church a challenge to present the gospel to 500 people by the end of the year. We've presented it to 23 people since Saturday night! We started the "G.O.S.P.E.L Journey" in youth group last night! It was great. The kids asked some really great questions, and I think we are going to see a revolution in our area!
God bless you! I love you, man, and thank you for Dare 2 Share.
We took 19 kids from our youth group of Warren Community Fellowship in Warren, OR. We had 4 decisions for Christ Friday night. I wanted to share what our kids took away from that weekend in Seattle. Going door to door for our kids was awesome. It sparked our kids wanting to go to their neighbors and collect food for the homeless and talk to people about the Gospel using the tools that you gave them. To make a long story short they collected food, clothing, and blankets in which they took to the homeless in Portland, OR. They took a propane burner with them and cooked soup for about 7 homeless men. They shared the Gospel and read the Bible to them and prayed with and for them. Your conference changed our kids and they want to make a difference in their community, friends, and neighborhood. Thank you for the Awesome Weekend and for giving us simple tools to use to make a difference and be a Loser for Jesus Christ.
Delane Larson - Scappoose OR
My story starts at last march's D2S conference in Houston, Texas...I took the 48hour challenge then and wrote a letter to my good friend shaun about why I was a Christian, how and when I accepted Christ and why it was so important for to tell him about Him....needless to say Shaun's immediate response was anything less than amazing....he read and then didn't really pay any attention to it...well after about 2 years of invitation after invitation, my friends and I finally got him to go to our church's Disciple Now about 2 weeks ago...guess what?...Shaun loved it!!! he says that he's going to start coming to our Wednesday night youth meeting and is planning on coming to our church camp this summer!! and if that wasn't enough amazing news...Shaun told me that he was really grateful for my letter (from the 48hr challenge) that I gave him last march and that although he didn't understand it's importance then, he now sees how much truth it holds and that he's really grateful to have a friend that was that honest with him...all I have to say is PRAISE GOD!!!...please pray along with me for God to continue to work on my friend's heart.
Just to share a bit of our conference......It was absolutely incredible. The best part for me by far was when Greg asked us all as youth leaders to step out into the aisle (I was a bit prepared for that having already been to other conferences), and then pray right there in front of our group (I was in no way prepared for that). I'd been praying and praying all week for them and when he said "You know your youth leaders pray for you all the time." it was like a dam was broke and a surge of emotion followed. In that moment I was completely and totally consumed by the Holy Spirit, and just broke down and started weeping and begging God to really reach all the students and make His love known to them. Then all of my teens broke down and they all one by one came over to me. Many of them shared how they were going to really recommit to living for God, some made 1st time decisions, and many shared some big things they were really struggling with. I prayed together with each of them in that moment. It was so raw, so real, and so Holy all at the same time. Many of them had no idea how much I prayed for them until that moment and they were touched not only to know it, but also to see it. It is a moment in my life I will never ever forget, and I don't think any of those teens will either.
I also absolutely loved the cell phone call added at the end. That was simply amazing. Loved the dramas, loved Starfield, loved the presence of the chair, loved the youth leader break out session, the list goes on and on. Just an absolutely incredible job. It's so cool to see the way God is taking Dare2Share and molding it every year to be even better and better. Each time I don't think it could get any better or more Christ focused somehow it does. The amount of prayer and devotion to God shines through and it is simply wonderful to see. I told the teens and their parents that each year it's like Christmas for me, and it truly is. I mean I can't think of any better present then seeing these teens transformed by Christ, and the excitement and anticipation I feel waiting for it is even more intense than I felt as a child waiting for Christmas. I'm already counting down to Survive!
The energy and momentum from the conference has definitely carried over into our youth meetings. We all have this sense that we are only just barely getting started. I've got 10 committed to my e-team and I can't wait to see how God uses them. Every day since this year's conference I long to do more to serve God and these teens, and my mind is constantly flooded with inspiration. Thanks so much for all you do!
Always and only for My King
Carrie Evans, Youth Leader, CO
The concept of sharing your faith in Christ as a teenager can be very intimidating. For me, the fear of rejection or not knowing all the answers would push me into a corner of silence. Sometimes I just never knew where or how to start, which was a huge problem because I had a tremendous passion to share the hope that had been given to me. Right around this time, Dare 2 Share came to my church. Not really knowing what to expect, I basically decided to attend because it was the main youth activity for the month. Man, was I ever blown away. First, God humbled me and made me realize how selfish it is of me not to share Him with others. Secondly, I was taught how to share Christ in a powerful, but non- threatening way. Lastly, I was challenged by being given the opportunity to actually put what I learned into action. I had gone to other conferences before that were challenging, but, sadly, the overall effect would fade away. Dare 2 Share was different because I got to incorporate what was preached into my life; I learned that the Gospel, once practiced, becomes addictive and contagious.
Nine years later, the effects of Dare 2 Share still impact my life. It's hard to be next to someone in a coffee shop, on an airplane, or in a long line without sharing my faith with them. These experiences are miraculous because I rarely have to initiate a conversation about the Gospel because God always brings Himself up when He chooses to. He just wants us to meet people where they are at, remembering that they are His creation. Dare 2 Share has given me the ability to do just that by helping me keep my thoughts organized when sharing Christ and allowing me to really listen to peoples' thoughts instead of worrying about what to say next. Listening is so important when sharing Christ because they see that you care more about them and their destiny than flying through a checklist to heaven. Dare 2 Share has helped me to be real with people and in return has helped others see how real Christ is in me.
Travis Whittaker, D2S alumni, Station2 Music
OMG! This was an AMAZING conference! I learned so much! Everything just made my relationship with Jesus so much stronger! Something I really had struggled with was sharing the gospel with my friends! I had tried over and over again and they just kinda laughed at me! It was really discouraging! I had picked one friend that especially needed Jesus! She thought everything was just a joke and that she could do whatever she wanted! It really hurt me to see how she would talk so badly about my Savior! I took the 48 Hour Challange and I had a really long talk with her and she came to Christ! It was so AMAZING! Seeing someone who wanted nothing to do with God, and then starting to have the joy of Christ and be such a different person is just amazing! Thank you so much for everything you have taught me! You have been more help than you will ever know! God has blessed you with a gift! I would really love to go next year! God Bless You!
Anna, Student, St Louis conference
I had such an awesome time! This was my 4th year going and it gets better every year! I have two stories: the first was during our lunch break. We had walked to our cars and gotten our lunches. (We had learned from previous years not to try and go somewhere to eat, so we just pack lunches.) Well, we had parked over by the public library, and we were sitting on the stairs eating and this homeless guy comes up, and my dad, our church's youth pastor, started talking to him, he was able to share the gospel with him and then give him food. After that we had a steady flow of people coming up for food, and we were able to share the gospel with all of them! It was truly amazing! We can see now what all of the extra food was for... It was such an amazing experience. My second story deals with the 48 hour challenge. Today, I was online, and I was just about to get off when I saw that my friend was online. So I decided to start talking to her... she had known that I was going to d2s this weekend, and she brought it up! I was glad cause I wasn't sure of how I would bring things up. So I shared the gospel with her. She seemed really interested. She asked a lot of questions, and with the Lord's help I was able to answer her. There was a question that I didn't know, and I just told her I wasn't sure and I would ask a friend... we talked for over 1 and 1/2 hours! She had to get off, but she said she wanted to talk more about it later and that she is def interested!!!
Kaela, student, St Louis conference
This was my 4th year at Dare 2 Share and it keeps getting better every year. Like so many others, Dare 2 Share has helped completely transform my life. I always leave feeling so encouraged and ready to get out there and tell everyone I know about my Savior. I just wanted to thank you for having the faith and courage to do D2S. Thank you for being a true servant of the King. Gosh, it was just so awesome to look around the Scottrade Center and see thousands of hands lifted, praising God. You could feel God's presence filling every part of the arena. It gave me goosebumps and still does just thinking about it. This year, the friend I invited to go with me accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior (Praise God!) and I've been talking to the friend I called during the cell phone challenge a lot more. Dare 2 Share was just awesome. That's really all I can say. Thanks again!
Andrea, student, St Louis conference
Hey, I was one of the 9,000 who took the cell phone challenge, and I called my friend Courtney. I got her voice mail and let it all out, but I was cut short. On our way to the hotel, she called me back. She had loads of questions, and was worried that she couldnt be saved because her parents weren't, she didn't go to church, and she was not baptised. I pulled out the Roman Road, and my Gameday book, and shared the gospel with her. We both ended up crying our hearts out, and she accepted Christ! It was my first year to go to D2S, and it was really cool. I did not get a door slamed in my face, but I did experience P.U. over a phone call. I will totally be coming back next year.
Sarah, student, St Louis conference
I'm a youth pastor from Kansas City who just got back from the St. Louis conference and I just wanted to share a story of how our big God touched me this weekend. Before coming to KC I was a youth pastor in the St. Louis area where there was a girl in my group named Stephanie. If the stats are true that 2 out of every 3 students are evacuating the church upon graduation I wouldn't be able to put smart money on which direction Stephanie would go. She was the type of student that was heavily involved in church and ministry (in fact she was in my first attempt of an e-team) but as she got older, it was obvious that the world was beginning to distract her (no booze or sex, just the typical and subtle 'me-centered' sort of things that most older teens fall into; job, friends, etc.). I left for KC not sure about her future, wondering about how she and the rest of the youth group would favor post graduation.
Fast forward SIX years later: I'm back in St. Louis, this time with my KC group knocking on doors, collecting cans, and sharing Christ. Another church's van drives down our street and asks us for directions to their site. As I'm chatting with the youth minister I hear my name being called out from somewhere in the middle of the van. Seconds later this young woman barrels out the van. It was Stephanie's older sister... no wait... It was Stephanie! She's all grown up. In the middle of the freezing street we tried to catch up. She is still active in church and still serving in ministry. We wanted to talk longer but we had houses to visit. We settled for an "it was good to see you" and went on our way. For the rest of the afternoon I marveled about how big God is. What are the odds that we would both be at the same conference? What are the odds that our two churches would be given similar outreach areas? What are the odds that they would get lost? What are the odds that they would drive down the street that I was walking down? God is a huge God who does mighty things and I love Him for it.
But wait there's more: Upon returning to the Scottrade center for the celebration and concert our group had to sit in the upper bowl... right beside Stephanie's group! There in section 315 we got to catch up more and praise God for the blessings in one another's life. She introduced me to her husband (which is always a weird thing for a youth minister to hear from a former student). I told her husband that it was a pleasure to meet him and that I was so thankful that Stephanie was still involved with the church. His response brought elation to my soul. "She is the reason that I got saved" came his reply. I know you said Friday night was payday and it was, but Saturday night was the bonus from God that I never expected and am so thankful to receive! Six years later, she is still attending, still serving, and still sharing her faith. That is the trifecta! And it's got nothing to do with my efforts, (I'm sure the youth minister who replaced me did a much better job). For me the payoff came from knowing that the student that I loved, cared for, and poured my life into, is living a life that pleases our huge, fantastic, God. And I am thankful to Dare 2 Share for providing the experience. I love what you guys do! You are helping us help them to keep the faith so that they may truly hear "well done!"
Neil, Youth Leader from KC
When I attended Dare2Share last year, I was a new believer, struggling in faith and religion.
I still had many questions, and theories on God. My youth group was going to Dare2Share, and I was going to skip out on it, because I was, honestly scared. I was scared to test my beliefs, and see into something that could be the truth, but my Youth Pastors pushed me to go, and even paid my way. I was nervous, and excited leading up to it, because I kind of knew and felt in y heart that Dare2Share would show me, would make me feel The Lord. And, of course it did. It was single handedly the most amazing, most profound, and life changing event to ever happen in my life. I've come from a long battle with sickness and childhood, but those two days, changed EVERYTHING for me. I never once thought I would see a thousand kids bouncing around, pouring out everything they have for one thing. I never knew I could feel complete love, and complete fatherhood from some supernatural being that I have never encountered physically, until Dare2Share.
I'd like to thank you all, every person who has anything to do with Dare2Share, even in the slightest way, sincerely. You all have a great vision and cause for the youth, you guys are nothing short of wonderful.
I'll see ya' in Phoenix!
Mo', Student in Phoenix
I just wanted to write a note of thanks for the awesome weekend that our teens and adults experienced at the Lincoln NE D2S conference this last weekend.
Let me start from the beginning. I have been checking out your ministry for almost two years now. I didn't take a group last year because I still didn't know much about it. My family and I were attending a local Baptist Church here in Topeka and I am very cautious as to what we expose our teens too. This year after checking you out I was very much willing to take a group to one of your conferences. I had talked to another youth pastor here in town and we were both going to the luncheon in KC in OCT. Shortly before that our son who is a Jr. in High School was just not enjoying church and his youth group. His mom and I had a talk with him after a youth activity, that he didn't attend, what was wrong. He said that he didn't relate to any of the other kids (8) in the youth group and didn't like that he didn't have any other adults in there that he could talk with. His mom and I were the youth leaders. We told him that we would look for another church that had a full time youth pastor. We ended up going to the church with the youth pastor that was going to the luncheon with me. We both went to the luncheon and I told him before we went that my wife and I would purchase 10 tickets that he could use to take some core kids from the youth group. Well during the meeting Greg said something to the fact that if any were thinking of bringing just their core kids they should reconsider that cause unsaved kids that were coming were getting saved. I then told our youth pastor that we would purchase 20 tickets with the 2 free. Well we brought 20 total to the conference this last weekend and on Friday night my son Brad accepted Christ after seeing the drama of the two girls that died and were at judgment. He said that he related to the girl that went to Hell in the fact that he only said a prayer another time just to make us feel better. He went up to his youth pastor when Greg told those who got saved to tell them and then he told his mom and me that he was sorry for living a lie for those years. His mom and I have been praying for him in this area for a while and God answered our prayers this last Friday night.
I just have to say that the conference far exceeded my expectations and I feel (as well as the youth pastor) that the kids received more in those 24 hours then they ever have in a week at youth camp. The youth pastor said they would definitely be attending next year.
One last thing, the snow fell heavy all the way home for us Sat. night. A three hour trip took almost six. Thanks again to Greg and all the staff for putting on a top notch conference. God bless and we'll see ya next year.
Greg Crenshaw, Youth Leader, Lincoln Conference
I was at D2S Phoenix and it challenged me so immensely! I have been a Christian for nearly 10 years and have known the need to share it, but not until now did I have the courage! I want you to know that I WILL DARE 2 SHARE WHAT I BELIEVE! You have no idea how big of an impact this had on our group! I am amazed! We had one guy trust Christ for the first time, another rededicate, and every single person in our group that went came back a DIFFERENT person! The quietest guys became the boldest outreachers, the tuff guys were crying, the girls were each encouraged. I don't think I have EVER been so challenged in my faith! I am determined to GO FIGHT WIN ! Thank you again for following God's call!
Kristi Joy, student, Phoenix conference
Our conversation started by asking if he had heard of Dare 2 Share and then if he went to church. He was not too excited about the top of church and said that his dad was always starting arguments with him b/c he didn't want to go to the Catholic church. We then asked him what he believed and he said that he thought if you were a good person and treated people kindly, you would go to Heaven. We told him how Jesus is the one and only way to Heaven. He had a few other wuestions such as "Why do aother religions see Jesus as only a prophet?" and "How do you pick the right religion out of all the ones out there?" We told him how the bible was written over 1500 years, by 40 different authors and yet it all fit together. He didn't understand and we told him that it was inspired by God himself. We told him that the Book of John was a great way to learn about who Jesus was and he said he was going to read it! IT was really cool how at first this guy was very quiet and not too interested in talking, but for the last half of our 30 minute conversation, he kept askign questions. We did the best we could using the information we learned this weekend. When we said goodbye, he said, "Maybe there's a reason you guys came to talk to me today." We were very excited when he said this and felt we had done well!
Timothy Paone, Rita Heaton, and Whitney Sphar telling their outreach experience story from the Phoenix conference, GAMEDAY 2007.
Oh my gosh, I can't even begin to explain this weekend! It was my first year at Dare 2 Share. I took that Cell Phone challenge...my hands were shaking...my heart was racing...but I knew I had to do it. I decided to call my best friend. Near the end of our conversation about the Lord, I aksed her where would she go if she died right now, and she said "Heaven, I think." I asked her if she wanted to know for sure (by this time we were both balling) and she said "Yes." I led her through the sinner's prayer and she repeated after me and I have never felt so much joy in my life. Her friend was with her but she went somewhere alone. When she came out and told her friend all about what just happened, her friend told her that she has longed for that same joy in her life. My best friend called me back and told me that her friend wanted that same joy. I talked to her friend about it and explained to her what being saved meant. She said that she wanted to say the sinner's prayer with me. Then I led this girl through the prayer and she also repeated after me!
When that night was over some of the best people in my life had been saved. On our way home from St. Louis I asked our youth pastor if I could call them and have the whole youth group sing Happy Birthday (being born again) and he said that would be awsome. I called them and put them on speaker phone as our bus sang Happy Birthday. It was incredible and again I started crying. On Ffriday night I made the decision to rededicate my life to Christ. I have always been a Christ follower, but have veered off the right path for the last couple months. My life changed forever on Friday February 9, 2007 .
Thank you so much for sharing God's glory with me. This conference changed my life Forever!!! God Bless.
With Love In Christ Always, Brittany
Well I think Dare 2 Share is awesome! During the cell phone thing Saturday night, I had gotten the voicemail of my friend and left a message, hung up and started to pray. Then, as I was praying for some reason I thought of my step sister. She was unsaved and I saw her and was with her all the time when I was unsaved. She would follow after me (the old me) and I knew it was not good. So, I prayed that I could talk to her tonight and at least share it with her. (She was down from Florida this week for spring break.) I knew what I had to do. Also I was mad at myself and not happy with the example I showed her before. My mom picked me up from the church after the conference and my sister was in the car. We finally get home (I thought we would never make it). I went into my room knowing what I had to do, I put Rachel Washington's CD in and listened to Lord I will follow you. My sister comes in...I paused the music and looked her strait in the face, eye to eye, and just shared the Gospel. I was shaking during all of this. Once I got done presenting the Gospel she received Christ and it was 12:00 at night when she did. It was awesome, God was awesome.
I am just so blessed that we have Dare 2 Share 'cause without it, I would have not gotten the training or courage, I needed to do this. I thank God for this ministry and just praise God for everything he did at the conference with everyone. PRAISE GOD FOR EVER AND EVER!
Student, Atlanta GAMEDAY Conference, 2007
My youth group went to the GameDay Conference and this being my third year, I really took the 48 Hour Challenge seriously and decided to put my pride behind me and LOOK for a way to share my faith. Did God ever give me that opportunity!
My theater group was on a bus ride to a theater festival on Monday, so I tried to mention cool things that had happened at the conference to two of my non-Christian "friends"...I flat out asked one of the guys, what do you believe? He looked at me like I had just violated his space. But after he knew I was serious and not backing down, he began to give me a straight answer. His story was filled with a cynical view on Christianity and a straight out defiance of God's laws. When he closed he told me that he really didn't fully believe but thought that it was better yet that he didn't "waste" his time with something that may or may not be true. And even worse, the second guy in the conversation who was up to this point quiet, began to tell me of his beliefs. I can tell you that this guy didn't know much of anything about Christianity.
Now while these conversations were going on people began to listen in. What we were talking about became intriguing and attracted more attention. People began talking to their friends about their beliefs. I was scared because I know that when teenagers get talking they are likely to be accepting of everyone's beliefs and think that everyone will be ok in the end. But to my relief, I was not alone. I noticed my REAL friends join in. These were some of the same friends that had joined me at the GameDay conference. I notice HALF THE BUS all in a conversation that I had started, and it was comforting because every group had one of my REAL friends telling the gospel and standing for what we all know is the only truth.
Seeing this, God reminded me that I was not alone and that YES this was his will and YES he was the inspiration and drive for all that was going on. My pride came back, but in a different way. I was proud of God! I was proud to be serving him! What began as me being a nervous wreck, turned into me being a source for answers (thank you, GOSPEL Journey). I was proud of my friends and praised God for the inspiration of words and courage. Near the close of the conversation I was able to share MY beliefs and did I ever. I hit all the key points I could and shared the truth with the kid who didn't seem to know much about Christianity at all. I am confident that if he listened to me, he knows HOW to get to heaven. He wasn't ready for that commitment but everyone that is reading this please pray for him. I was sure to emphasize how I want him to talk to me whenever he has questions or concerns. Like Greg said in the GOSPEL Journey, I tried to paint him a picture (best I could with the given time) and allow him to accept it or reject it.
So, I met the 48-hour challenge. I know someone didn't come to know Christ because of it, BUT whose to say that they won't. This experience allowed me to let my light shine brighter than it has in that environment and I still praise God for the work he did through my friends and me that night.
Guys, I just wanted to take a moment and say how grateful we were to attend the Gameday conference in Atlanta . Because of the generosity of Dare2Share in providing scholarships the outcome was great! Without the scholarships we would not been financially able to attend. I realize that often times you do not receive praise reports to say what a great work in the Kingdom you are doing so I just wanted to say thank you. In our group we had four young people to make decisions and two were restored.
And if that's not enough, one of our young people had the opportunity on the Monday, following the conference to share her faith with her peers at school! She stated that she was able to share using the Gospel Journey and not be afraid and share what she learned at the conference about Jesus love for everyone. They were amazed at her knowing the Word and how they could understand what the Bible was saying and how it applied to there life. Guys I could go on and on about the Miracles of that weekend but I will stop now. Please know that our ministry will be the better because of your generosity.
Wanda B. Officer, Youth Leader, Atlanta GAMEDAY Conference
I am a huge believer in "everything happens for a reason." Last year we attended a week-long mission camp that was filled with worship and included daily work renovating homes for the elderly and impoverished. The dates for just weren't compatible with our schedule this year and I got on the Internet searching for an alternate plan. I found the D2S site and thought it looked like what I wanted for the youth. While at the mission camp the youth were spiritually fed and they could definitely see the power of God and his love at work, but this conference set my students ON FIRE FOR CHRIST! Their perspective on how they are living their lives has been influenced and they want to show others how to live their lives with Christ at the center of all they say and do!
For me, I can't begin to tell you what this conference did for me. I have been a Sunday School Teacher/Youth Leader for 15 years. I was at a fork in the road trying to decide if I wanted to continue at the end of this year. Most of my students, 12 out of 15 - one of which is my son, will graduate this year and go on to college. Only 1 will enter the high school youth group. I have been at the "do I really want to continue this with 4 students?" point. I had a voice on one shoulder saying it was time to move on and the "NAGGING" (haha) voice on the other shoulder telling me that I was about to make a bad decision. I have decided to stay on with the group and hope that through our E-Team we will grow. If not -- to reach 4 is better than reaching none!
Thanks for this amazing conference! As we move forward in this outreach I'm sure we will be in touch often. Thank you for making yourself available and for the many resources that you offer to continue the GOSPEL journey.
Dawn, Youth Leader, Chicago GAMEDAY conference
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you! I have been full time youth pastor for nearly 10 years now, and this year was the first Dare 2 Share Conference I have been able to attend. I have been to any number of large youth conferences over the years, but
Dare 2 Share was different. I am writing this e-mail because of the impact this event has had on my students. So many conferences are so good at hyping everyone up, kids leave ready to tackle the world only they cool off all to quickly. Dare 2 Share did get my students fired up for Christ, but it's different. Because you actually informed,
taught, equipped and put into practice what you were talking about the impact of Dare 2 Share goes on. Students are actively sharing Christ with their friends and above all their passion for Christ continues to grow!! Thank you for passionately and purposefully
equipping students to share how Christ has changed their life. May our Lord bless, protect and continue to empower you!
Joel Alsworth, Pastor of Student Ministries, Portland First Church of the Nazarene
My Life was saved...
I went to the Dare 2 Share Conference in Atlanta and I have to say that it was probably the best thing that has ever happened to me! For the past 9 years I have been extremely depressed on and off due to issues in family. About a month ago, I got depressed again and it just kept getting worse and worse. On Thursday, I decided that I was going to kill myself the next day (Friday) b/c I was so unhappy with the way my life was going and I felt like I was never going to get out of the hole I was in. Going to Dare 2 Share had to be the best thing everrrr b/c as I was listening to Greg speak I felt like he was speaking right to me. Everything he was saying was hitting me right in the heart! =) I had already accepted Jesus Christ as my savior before and I believed in Him, but before that night I hadn't understood that God is enough for me! God is the only person in this whole galaxy that can fill the empty hurting holes in my heart. He loves me like no one else knows how. I get it now!
Student, Atlanta GAMEDAY conference
PAYDAY! I brought 25 Students to D2S in Atlanta last year and 42 this year! 2 of mine made a profession of faith this weekend and my students are getting rooted deeper and deeper in the GOSPEL. They are excited and purposeful in sharing their faith. They are buying into the fact that this is "Gameday." D2S has played a big role in us staying God focused and Cross centered! We are taking 26 students this summer to the slums of Brazil for our "Ultimate GameDay Event" where we will share Jesus with Brazil's poorest and forgotten. Keep up the great conferences in Atlanta. God is using D2S to keep the Gospel alive in the Dirty South! Jesus is unstinkingbelievable!
Jonathan, Youth Pastor, "Doctrines of Grace"
D2S will pick you up, clean you off and get you living a 'thank You!" life...incredibly significant, reaches a multitude of saints and sinners and certainly anointed ministry. Powerful and necessary.
Hello D2S gang, I just wanted to drop a note to let you know what happened within our group at the Seattle Conference and beyond.
Last year our group was 20 strong and they set goals to double their number for this year's conference. After some last minute drop-outs and last minute additions we wound up taking 41 youth. The mix was broken down with 17 of last years students returning and 23 new people. Out of 23 new students, 8 of them were brand new to the youth group and made decisions to trust Christ on Friday night - wow! In conversation with those new believers I was super impressed with their understanding of exactly what took place. You guys "D2S" that is presented the gospel message so clearly that they truly got it.
I was telling our pastor on Saturday night via cell phone about the impact the conference was having and he asked if we could get to the church the next day, Sunday before the service ended. (We were about six hours from home so we had to get up and leave Seattle at 6am to make it. We pulled up to the church at exactly noon and our six van caravan started honking. The pastor had just started his closing prayer and had said Dear Lord Hooooooonnnnnnkkkkkk!!!!! And he told the congregation he had just been upstaged by the Holy Spirit.
The message of the weekend was so powerful that when the kids arrived home on Sunday they were unified in prayer, boldness, service, and repentance. I had parents calling me Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday telling me about how blown away they were about the impact the weekend had on their kids.
A father of one of the youth received a call from his son on Sunday evening just sobbing and asking for forgiveness. This father told us that he had been praying for years for his son to get it.
Another dad saw my wife in the store today and was relating a conversation that he had with his son on Sunday night and this dad just started sobbing not being able to express how stunned he was at the wisdom coming out of his boy's mouth. We went out breakfast Monday morning and one the teen's grandmother came up to us and started talking about the impact the conference had on her grandson. This same young man almost didn't come because he was in a spot where he was making a lot of really bad decisions. On the outreach I overheard him witnessing to a Hindu gentleman on his doorstep with a boldness Billy Graham would have been proud of. We talked with a mom and she told us in tears of joy that her son hadn't told her he loved her in over two years. She's been carrying a note around from the last time he wrote that he loved her.
...I have a lot more stories to tell but just wanted to let you all know that your work is fruitful! Keep serving the Lord and impacting kids for Christ. Thank you so much for you efforts!
Robert Pierce, Youth Leader from Seattle Conference
P.S. There are 148 students in our High School so the 41 students that attended represent 27% of the HS. The kids want to double again next year, so as Greg would say; I'm kinda freaked out about this whole thing.
Our ministry works with Native American teens and young adults. The reservation is a dark, hopeless place. We feel fortunate that God has called us to this place for His work! We decided to bring students to the Dare2Share conference in Phoenix this past March not really knowing what to expect. We ended up bringing 14 students with us. Out of those 14 students, 7 made a decision the first night to accept the Lord.
Before we came, we had taken all of our students (about 45 total) through the Gospel Journey DVD series. It was a good series for us to go through. We learned a lot about our students and they learned a very easy way to share the Gospel. Our students also realized they didn't have to be "perfect" before they could come to the Lord.
After the conference we went through the Go Wide DVD's. We then challenged our kids to actually put this into practice. We arranged an outreach event for each of our Bible Studies (4 in all). Some of the kids took that event seriously and invited their friends...who still come. Two of our students, a young married couple, went a step further and started going door to door. We gave them Bibles and the Dare2Share tracts to pass out. They've had several people accept the Lord!!!
We are a small staff of 3 people. There's no way we can win 16,000 people on the San Carlos Reservation to Christ. But we are starting to see our students step up and help us in this process. Praise God for your materials! They are helping us equip and encourage our students to share their faith. We cannot wait to bring even more students to the conference this fall. Wouldn't it be awesome to have so many come to the Lord that we would have to have a conference on San Carlos? God is an amazing God...nothing is impossible for Him! God Bless!
Susie & Duane Syx , Youth Leaders from Globe, AZ
[Invincible] was just awesome. The skits-clever, insightful and downright personal (Friday)-you guys hit the mark!! The teaching [was] simple, easy to understand, easy to apply-awesome.It was an awesome experience for us as 2nd timers...and we had 4 teens on the trip that were first-timers-they were AMAZED with the amount of teens that were there...worshiping GOD!!
Debbie Feliciano, Youth Leader, WDC Conference
The weekend was a huge blessing to our youth! 62 people from the Youth Ministry were impacted by God relationally and relentlessly moving in a very raw and real way! We are feeling the aftermath of God's truth blow our minds this past weekend. Thank you for challenging me to not just bring a few kids to the conference the first time round, but to bring the whole group! God honored this move of faith even when I was thinking I am a crazy for buying 50 tickets. In the end I needed more tickets!
Andrew, Youth Pastor, WDC Conference
Two of the four [teens] we took are totally serious about the commitment they made over the weekend. They have both hit the five person goal early in the week and have been sharing very actively in their school.
Jeremiah Brown, Youth Leader, DEN Conference
WOW...Your conference is so amazing...the kids came home on fire.
Jodiedust, Youth Leader, LIN Conference
We had all of our kids come back home from the conference on FIRE for the Lord with some of our kids stepping up into places of leadership with a desire to share Jesus with all of the people they come in contact with! It is amazing to see the work of the Lord in the hearts of these young people!
David, Youth Leader, SEA Conference
I got a call from one of the 2nd time veterans [of Dare 2 Share] on Monday night about 10pm after I had went to bed; his name is Ricky. The root of the message was that he finally gets it, he finally sees with absolute clarity why he is here, what his purpose is, what he was created for. In his words "I feel like I just drank a thousand energy drinks, I can't sleep, I can't sit still, I have to tell people about Jesus." Is that cool or what?
Bob Pierce, Youth Leader, SEA Conference
I went to D2S this past weekend and learned about "Shreddin the Gnar!" Sunday night I texted my friend and neighbor, Arlexis, just talking about random stuff. I asked him what he believed in and he told me he believed in God but not Jesus. I told him then what I believed and all about the GOSPEL. After an hour and a half of the Lord speaking through me in text messages, he came to the conclusion he wanted to ask Jesus into his heart! The next day after school when we got home, I made sure to ask if he really believed he was a sinner and that Jesus came to die for his sin. No sooner, did I lead him through a prayer where Jesus came into his life, right in the middle of our neighborhood! Arlexis is going to start coming to church with me and my sister so he can grow in his faith!
Danae Pruitt, Teen, DEN Conference
This weekend was so totally awesome and super and just amazing and wonderful! I was talking to my friend Krista tonight, who was a Buddhist and she was explaining Nirvana and then started talking about joy. She asked about the GOSPEL and after listening she was like Wow, I've never heard that. Then she decided to put her faith and trust in Jesus! WOW! Now we have decided to start our own little Bible study and learn more!
Sarah Logan, Teen, DEN Conference
I had never wanted to talk about my faith to anyone before I went to D2S. I was afraid they might judge me or not want to be my friends anymore. After being at that conference, I am now a changed girl for God. During the cell phone challenge, I called many of my friends, but only one answered. So she and I talked and she accepted! Now I talk to all my friends about what they believe, without fear!
Ryanne Ritchey, Teen, DEN Conference
I've been a "pastor's kid" my whole life and I always just worshiped without thinking. But this weekend you taught me that worship is more than a style of song; it's a style of LIFE and a style of LOVE. Now I wanna worship, not just through singing but actually "shreddin the gnar" and living my life for HIM.
Rachel, Teen, PHO Conference
I thought that I was doing the most I could to live right for God, but over the weekend, I realized that i was missing one thing-sharing the reason why I am a Christian, and why I believe what I do, and how other people can know for sure where they go after death.
Colton Kreuzer, Teen, PHO Conference
This was my 5th, and final, conference as a student. Dare 2 Share has had a profound impact on my life. I don't look at it just as a conference but as a call to action, a set of battle orders where we all come together once a year to learn different ways to defeat our enemy.
Justin, Teen, ATL Conference
I've attended Dare2Share for 4 years now. As a child I was sexually abused by my own father [and] 2 years ago I was raped, became pregnant, and had the child. Dare 2 Share made me realize that I'm not the only teenage girl out there [struggling with these things]. As we left our town on a greyhound bus [on the way to Dare 2 Share this year], I was sitting next to a girl that didn't regularly come to church. She was wearing all black and seemed so angry, mad at the world, and lost. I turned to her and said, "I'm going to Dare 2 Share to learn more about my faith and learn how to share it better, why are you going"? She looked me in the eyes and said, "My father has sexually abused me for 5 years and I was raped by my step-brother and I want to know why." I couldn't believe what she said because I went through the same thing. We shared testimonies and she accepted Christ 2 hours into our trip. The Lord works in wonderful ways, and if it wasn't for Dare2Share, the Lord, and many girls standing up to fight Satan away, I wouldn't have been able to even talk to that young girl.
Bailee, Teen, SEA Conference
My name is Danielle and I am 16 years old...Growing up I lived in an abusive home and raised my 4 younger siblings, Jesus had never been a part of my life. The abuse at home led to drug and alcohol addiction, overdoses, cutting behavior, eating disorders, 4 weeks in a mental hospital, and two suicide attempts.
Erin's testimony struck an emotional place with me. She spoke of how in middle school she hated herself, the way she looked, the person she was and of how she too struggled with cutting. This was exactly how I felt. I was shocked.Then [Greg] began to speak. The passion in [his] voice, the way [he] spoke of Christ and the way [he] devoted [his] entire life to Him blew me away.
Through tears I told my youth group leader of my pain, my wishes, my past, and most of all, my desire to put my life and trust in Jesus Christ. As of last night I committed myself to a relationship with the Lord and began my journey, taking with me my former atheist friend and boyfriend of 3 years.
Danielle, Teen, WDC Conference
The Friday Drama was the best thing in the entire universe. God just touched my heart. I was absolutely SOBBING during the entire skit and I felt like God had put it there just for me. Afterward, when we were supposed to tell our youth leaders about our personal decisions, I walked over to Helen (my youth leader) and sobbed that I was done cutting, done feeling worthless and like I am less than everyone else. I was done. I am done. And it's all because of Jesus.
Julie, Teen, DEN Conference
This was my third year at D2S and it just keeps getting better!
Katie, Teen, LIN Conference
This weekend was AMAZING!! I have to admit that I was pretty skeptical. I'd never been to Dare 2 Share before and I assumed it was a bunch of deeply religious Jesus freaks [that were] gonna tell me how badly I was screwing up my life and how Jesus was the one to fix it. Surprisingly enough, I got a lot out of the weekend and am pumped to start sharing the g-o-s-p-e-l. I even bought the "Dare 2 Share" book and "Venti Jesus Please." I never got a hold of my friend [for the cell phone challenge] but I plan to go out and start shreddin the gnar!
Faith, Teen, LIN Conference
I started cutting when I was in 6th grade. I was only 11 years old. My childhood was filled with my parents constantly fighting, my brother being a jerk, and losing my friends. I was in a dark place, without God so to speak, I didn't know how to ask him for help so instead I turned to a razor. Cutting became my security blanket.
When I was 15, I attempted to commit suicide. I took a bunch of pills and by the grace of God, my body couldn't handle them and I got violently sick until they were out of my system. I didn't think about how lucky I was at that time but I know that God was working that day to keep me alive.
The [Friday night drama about cutting] opened my eyes...It never even occurred to me to ask God to help. I wanted to overcome cutting on my own, but I can't get rid of my own sin, I need God to do that. Thank you for finally opening my eyes to what I was doing when I cut and giving me the right reasons to finally quit.
Kali Maynard, Teen, LIN Conference
I was a mother/volunteer who was there the entire weekend. I have a young teenage daughter who through the grace of God was able to attend. Sunday morning [after the conference] my daughter came to me and gave me the item she had been using to cut herself and said she was done. She told me she finally felt the love of Jesus. She asked for a Bible and is ready to walk with the Lord. Praise Jesus!
Bea, Adult Sponsor, DEN Conference
As a 26 year-old "sponsor," I was convicted and moved beyond words. The cell phone challenge was something that had been on my heart since last year's "Survive" conference and I hadn't really done anything about it. This year, I finally took the challenge.
Lacey Mason, Adult Sponsor, LIN Conference
I am an adult youth leader...we get fed and re-charged every bit as much as the kids [at Dare 2 Share conferences]. I am at my full-time job today and have already had a full-blown conversation about religion and Christ and where he rightfully fits in our lives (and did this in the middle of a machine shop). How can I expect my kids to do this if I don't live up to the very same expectations???
Marc Thornberry, Youth Leader, SEA Conference
My husband and I attended so that we could take our daughter who is handicapped. We just wanted her to have an awesome time and never expected that we would come home a changed couple. My husband has been in bondage to drugs and other addictions and I was just broken. I have prayed for years for my husband and never once would I have thought God would use a youth conference to speak to him and me! Our lives will forever be changed because God used you to save my husband and our family! Jeff is now willing to consent to what God wants for his life because of Dare 2 Share! I am so excited as God has already begun to shift, shove and rearrange things. I came there feeling totally hopeless and now I am overjoyed!
Jennifer, Parent, SEA Conference