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Micah McElveen, Vapor Ministries
April 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
What: Micah McElveen, Vapor Ministries CEO, Guest Speaker
When, Sunday, April 7 @ 10:30am
Where: Worship Center
From the Vapor Ministries Website: “God has brought together a unique blend of seasoned business professionals, disciple makers, organizational whizzes, professional athletes and everything in between for a shared pursuit of accomplishing Vapor’s mission. We are incredibly grateful for the folks who have committed to using their time, talent, treasure and influence to advance the cause.” OUR MISSION: We establish sustainable centers for alleviating poverty and multiplying disciples in third-world environments.
From the Vapor Minstries Website:
“Micah McElveen’s Testimony…A near-fatal surfing accident in 1995 shattered the early dreams of Micah McElveen. Life-flighted to a Florida hospital with a broken neck, the aspiring athlete awoke as a quadriplegic in intensive care. The years of rehabilitation that followed restored to him much of the use of his arms and legs—but the near-death experience forever taught him the brevity of life. “We’re not guaranteed a long life,” he says. “The truth is our time on earth is like a vapor. When you realize that, you are afforded an opportunity to live it differently.”
Consumed with the idea of spending, not wasting, his life, Micah sought to develop a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and a better understanding of what Christ calls His followers to live for. In Micah, God’s heart for the spiritually lost and the physically poor began to beat. Micah came to believe he was kept on this earth to serve the poor and advance the Gospel in ways that would glorify Christ. He began to seek practical and effective ways to live that out in everyday life.
In 2005, he spent time in an African slum among people whose intrinsic poverty rocked him to the core. The human suffering was heartrending and eye opening. Poverty statistics became names and faces and the “poverty problem” became personal. As Micah processed what he had experienced, he said, “I felt like I came to a crossroads. I would either waste the rest of my life trying to forget what I saw, or spend it trying to do something about it.”