Contender's Letter to Young Men
Dear Young Men,
Contenders for the Faith is an exciting way to prepare for your future. What kind of man will you be? Will you be a man of God? Will you be a man who knows the Bible? Will you be a man who knows about many things? Will you be a man who knows how to do things? Will you be a man of widely varied knowledge and skills? The choice is yours! God has given you the ability to learn and become skillful, and Contenders for the Faith will help you to develop that ability. You will learn to do projects, become handy with tools, become acquainted with nature, be a leader, understand scholarly things, care for others, develop a relationship with God, and become a man of character.
We never lose the skills and abilities that we develop when we are young. We tend to get better at them with age. We should always learn everything that we can when we are young. We may never be able to go back and learn later the things we can learn now. So don’t miss out! Get busy right away.
I pray that each young man will use this book and program to become a wise, capable, and refined leader of his own family, church, and community someday. All the great leaders in the Bible exhibited these traits. Remember, God wants to use you. You don’t want to disappoint Him by being unprepared because of what you didn’t take time to learn.
Have fun—because learning is fun!
My kids have loved being a part of keepers. When I get stuck for an idea/project to do as a family, I pull out our keepers book for us to work on a badge. So far we enjoyed the birds badge. We made a bird house and have had fun caring for the birds this winter.