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Rescue Mission!

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This is an exciting year for Reclaim. Since officially incorporating as a 501c3 nonprofit in 2014 we’ve seen the Lord do amazing things. We’ve hosted wilderness intensives, service teams to renovate our Colorado lodge facility (those projects will largely be completed this year), RIG (Reclaim Intensive Guide) training, Manhunts and launched our website

We now have a volunteer core and support staff of well over a dozen men who are passionate about Jesus and Reclaim. This week we are launching our first ever Campfire (regular gatherings of men discussing the Gospel and the masculine heart) in Akron, OH and next week another Campfire launches in Ashland, OH. Most importantly we’ve seen men like Brandon, Sean and Greg give their lives to Jesus.

We have ambitious goals: in the coming year, Lord willing, I will officially be leading Reclaim in a full time capacity. We have plans to reach hundreds of men in 2017 alone through: manhunts, wilderness intensives and campfires. These are exciting times and certainly busy times, but recently a question came to mind in my time with Jesus. The nagging kind when you know God is trying to get your attention: “Todd, why are you doing all of this?”

It’s incredible how a simple question can bring things into perspective. After wrestling with it for several weeks…the word I keep hearing is “rescue” – and here is where the Lord keeps taking me in His Word: “Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.” ‭‭Jude‬ ‭1:22-23‬ ‭NIV‬ (emphasis added)

This changes everything. Reclaim is on a rescue mission, pressing deep into the burning building to snatch men from the fire. Only Jesus can save us, but we can’t forget that he chooses to use us as his hands and feet, to partner with us in a literal life and death rescue mission. This must be on the forefront on my mind as I lead Reclaim, of the minds of Reclaims leadership as we make plans, of your mind as you live your life. Otherwise we might forget why we do what we do. We might forget the true nature of things. We’ve been rescued to rescue!