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Empowered for Change – Youth Connect

Travis Angry discusses issues facing youth, answers their questions, and offers support and resources to help youth with their concerns.

The Invisible Soldier Returns

Being a disabled veteran does not necessarily mean the wound is physically visible.   Scars can run internally deep and many times have a more serious effect than those of a visible nature. Many people look at me and say, “He does not look disabled, he looks perfectly healthy.” To me,…

I Came to Win

I Came To WIN It was March of 2017, earlier this year, that my Phoenix VA Hospital Oncologist Dr. Salvatore recommended that I be sent to Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Arizona. I was reluctant to go, because I felt totally comfortable with Dr. Salvatore and he had…

A Story of Inspiration: The Wilson Family

One day in the Spring of 2005, I was walking on the campus of Christ’s Church of the Valley and I saw Pastor Don Wilson greeting people as they were leaving the church services. This was Pastor Wilson’s routine. After giving each sermon, he would walk around greeting people as…

The American Dream

How do we as American citizens determine the value of the American Dream? I believe it comes from what we experience day to day within our families in a special place called home. My late father taught me and my brothers the value of the American dream of home ownership,…

My Baptism – Honoring God Through Obedience

It was June of 2005. I was given the news by my VA Oncologist, that I had indeed, gone into full remission of the Hodgkin’s Disease Lymphoma I had been battling since returning home from serving overseas in the United States Navy, station at Atsugi, Japan Naval Air Facility.  I…

Spiritual Rebirth

It was a beautiful evening and I was relaxing, getting ready to turn off the lights and head to bed, when my phone rang at 11:30pm. It was my daughter. She was excited and full of joy, at church camp with Christ’s Church of the Valley at CCV Jr. High…

Meeting the President of the United States of America!

It was September 10, 1987. I was a middle school student at Highland Oaks Middle School in North Miami Beach, Florida. It was an amazingly beautiful morning and South Florida was buzzing all across the airwaves of the radio and tv stations, and newspapers were selling like hotcakes. President Ronald Reagan was arriving in town…

Leadership in the Home

The greatest title to given to mankind, has been to be called Mom and Dad. The life given to us all in God’s creation cannot be taken for granted. It is of utmost value to lead our families as parents. When I see families, it is such a joy to…

A Resurrected Man

In 2004, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease Lymphoma, a disease that has continued to wreak havoc on my body. For twelve years, I have battled Lymphoma with 4 different malignancies. With each treatment, my body has responded incredibility well. Doctors at the Phoenix VA Hospital, University of Arizona Cancer…

Youth Sports in America

As kids develop in our American Society, how do we teach them the value of hard work? I believe there are many ways for our kids to learn the value of hard work. I think the first step is that values are learned at home through example and communications. Also, the…