Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hear Them

Today I'll drive 3 hours South to Influence and Cory will have one of the busiest days of his career. All day today and until 9 a.m. tomorrow, he'll be running a phone-a-thon for The Crossing Educational Center at a local radio station.

Throughout the day, students will be live on-air, sharing their heartbreak along with their redemption. You can't imagine how some of the teenagers in your community - wherever that might be - are living right now.

I'd love it if you would tune in and hear their hearts. Anyone from anywhere can listen via the website. So cheer them on from all those miles away. Pray for them. If you hear that whisper, sponsor one and help provide for them a chance that they believed was long-gone. Write them cards with stickers on the envelopes. (They try to act like they're too big for that stuff, but we all know better.)

Listen to them. And know that these kids are everywhere. They're waiting just outside your door.

Please go find them.
Crossing Vision: Transforming lives through education by focusing on the heart and mind.

Crossing Mission:  Helping struggling individuals become transformed, fulfilled and contributing members of society through faith-based education and caring relationships.
Phone-A-Thon hotline: 888-737-4273


  1. Listened on my way to work. Cried.

  2. Wish we could pick up that station here in Southern Indiana. I will send a donation to you and make a matching one to local Teen Center. Keep going, Shannan.

    1. Anyone can listen online! Just click the link above. (Where I say "Listen to them".) It'll take you right there. :)I have been a big cry baby all morning as I listen. Their stories are so powerful. Broken and Beautiful.

      Thanks so much, Girl!

    2. I just sponsored my first kid! I have never committed to something like this for 1 I go :-)

    3. I'm SO excited for you, Girl. You've got so much to offer to a Big Kid. Love you!

  3. Our former foster daughter attends The Crossing in Elkhart. LOVE that place! I'm sharing this!

  4. I've been listening all afternoon. Wow. So much love and hard and redemption there. How can one not fall in love with these kids?

    I so wanted to go to Influence this year, but it didn't work out. Rats! Enjoy your time there, you!

  5. you must live close by- i too, am around 2-1/2 hours from Indy and listened on PULSE FM for the last couple days about the The Crossing. What a small world.