PTF event hosted at Highover in the Umkho valley, attended by students from both Highbury Prep. School and Hillcrest Christian Academy
Passed thru Fire – April 2012 – Gauteng
Another Passed thru Fire event has come and gone with 12 Boys and their Dads set on fire during this incredible time away.
Once again we were privileged to hold the event on a cattle farm just outside Groblersdal – with the rugged bushveld providing an ideal setting for this time full of challenge and meaning. We saw boys inspired towards godly manhood, Dads initiate and embrace moments of intimacy and connection with their Sons and new life breathed into Father-Son relationships. We trust that these will impact families and communities into the future.
Standing out as highlights during this time away were;
- The courage of young men to stand up for themselves and to stand together against adversity – not too much whingeing was heard;
- The energy with which the boys faced the challenges put before;
- The renewed energy displayed by Dads thoroughly enjoying the time together with their Sons them – charging through the bush together and nailing each other in paintball; and
- The awakening of some men being challenged not just in terms of their fathering but also about the impact of their whole lives;
- Boys willingly embracing the challenge to aim at godly manhood in a world that has disposed of it.
Passed thu Fire is a Rite of Passage Experience where we challenge boys aged 13 to 15 on the attributes of godly manhood and facilitate the strengthening of Father – Son relationships by valuing and encouraging the affirmation that all boys need and that is best given by their Dad.
In April we are having an open weekend for The Passed Thru Fire Experience…
What does this mean? It means that if you are wanting to attend the Experience with your son, but are not affiliated to and organisation or school that we are partnered with, you can register and join us as a small group or individually.
DO NOT delay… if you are interested please make contact with us to request additional info or book your spot!
It has been a long few days of recovery for us as the PTF team. We find ourselves at the back of an amazing Experience weekend which ended this last Monday. To say it was a successful time would be a gross underestimation.
6 Boys from Hillcrest Chirstian Academy, with their Dads attended the Passed Thru Fire Experience in the bush with us. 6 Boys came out somewhat changed, revealing within themselves a new young man that is emerging. I can say that it was a proud moment for Dads and families alike. It reminded me that there is indeed hope for the future of men, especially with young men of this calibre emerging within our own society and communities.
I will however say that all Glory be to God for He is Good, and may we not forget to honour the Moms in this whom have raised these boys and had a major influend in who they are becoming. WELL DONE!
We have been blessed and look forward to the next group of HCA boys in April.
Thank you goes out ot the Team for their efforts, and a big thanks to boys and dads alike for allowing us into their lives for this time.