We are all aware of the latest statistics about our youth growing up without fathers. That is why this story means so much more to us than just a simple accomplishment in San Antonio.
One of our newest brothers, Carlos Rendon, joined The K.I.N.G. Movement - San Antonio in January of 2016. He has been committed, on fire, and always ready to get into The Word of God. Shortly after he started fellowshipping with us, his son was picked up by San Antonio police and faced strict penalties from the state, including a possible juvenile sentence.
We prayed, we prayed, we prayed without ceasing as the church in The Book of Acts did for Peter to be released from prison. When the report came back, it was favorable: his son was not going to be charged. Instead, he was given probation and community service-hour requirements.
Praise the Lord! What a blessing. Then the true purpose of the Lord was revealed.
Carlos began to discuss options with the probation officer about how to meet the community service requirements. He mentioned he had recently become a member of a men's ministry, K.I.N.G., that builds leaders, productive and responsible men. He told them we are active in the community and have been a blessing to him and his family.
So a simple question was asked, "Would my son's participation in this ministry count as community service?"
The response, "It sounds like a terrific organization,'' the officer said. "Would they be willing to work with more youth besides just your son?"
What an amazing demonstration of God making all things work for our good.
Now this young man's situation will have long-lasting impact in San Antonio as we begin to work with additional young men.
John is a regular contributor to The K.I.N.G. Movement and President of The K.I.N.G. San Antonio Chapter. John is a God-fearing Husband, Father, Minister, and Board member of Volunteer Council for Texas Youth. John has a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and works as a Risk Analyst for a major corporation.