Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog and seeing what it’s all about.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself and why I took the time to put this blog together.
First off, the big picture stuff. My life-resume, so to speak. My name is Jason Verdugo and I am a native of Phoenix, Arizona. I currently reside in Chandler, Arizona and consider Crossroads Nazarene church my home church. I’m a 6 year veteran of the U.S. Navy where I served as a nuclear propulsion plant technician and have been working for the last 18 years as an aerospace technician at Honeywell in Tempe. I am married (13+ yrs.) to my best friend and love of my life, Nancy, and the four “kids” we have are of the four-legged furry variety, commonly known as dogs.
Now let’s narrow this down to why I’ve taken the time to create this blog.
Simply put, my passion is to serve. Specifically, to serve God with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. Most notably, my passion to serve has led me to spend a lot of time ministering to foster kids. First, for four years as a camp counselor for Royal Family Kid’s Camp, I had the privilege of hanging out and having fun with two foster kids under my care. Now, I have been given the opportunity to continue working with foster kids as a Challenge Course Facilitator for Teen Reach Adventure Camp. The role of a Challenge Course Facilitator is to lead campers through challenging games and activities of varying degrees of difficulty. The goal is to try to impart life lessons, to learn about themselves in a positive way and to build trust between campers and adults in a safe and nurturing environment, all with as much fun as possible.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I confess I am not a big social media person. I do not have my own Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. accounts. I am a very private person so, for me to do this blog, it would have to be for a very good reason. God clearly wants us to take care of widows and orphans in their distress. Even if I had never read that in scripture, it’s painfully clear that foster kids desperately need to know that they are loved and I want to do whatever I can to help them. If you are interested, there are several ways for you to be involved in what I’m doing. Check out the rest of my blog to find out how. I would also ask for your prayers for me and my family, this ministry and it’s volunteers and supporters, and most especially the kids.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog.
God bless and keep you.