Many 17 year olds cannot even entertain the idea of doing something that will change the world or starting an organization that spreads the Gospel of Christ to people all over the world, but this is exactly what Jake Schrimsher and Michael Clarke have done. These two teens from Southaven, MS are the co-founders of “Lessons From a Park Bench”, a Bible based web-show run on Facebook that reaches out and spreads the Gospel to teens.
Michael and Jake decided that they would use something that teens use everyday to help connect them with Christ. Facebook. It started with just Michael and his computer and it quickly grew into the two of them working side-by-side putting together these lessons for over 500 group members. Jake said that the hardest part of the project was being patient. “Immediately you want your program to help a lot of people, but patience was a hard part in maintaining it.”
Jake had this to say to all of you out there who are looking to change the world:
“The one thing that I would say to those trying to start something is, keep your mind where it needs to be, on heaven! God deserves our all when we are teaching others. Study your heart out and learn as much as you can. The Bible never gets boring and there is always something to teach. Every time you open up your Bible you should learn something new. Lastly, when you're teaching others be serious and above all be Biblical, leaving nothing out.”
If you would like to check out “Lessons From a Park Bench” join the group on Facebook: here