Denny’s Story (adapted from Jimmy Larche’s book 13-Foot Coffins)
In Judges 11, Israel cast out Jephthah because he was a son of a prostitute, but later begged him to come and lead them because he was also a mighty warrior. Be careful who your church discards as an outcast. You may one day desperately need their leadership potential!
In the end, society always loses when the church ousts troubled kids.
Denny’s mother was a crack addict. His story had echoing parallels to the architects of the Columbine shooting. His life tragically ended just before his 21st birthday. But Denny was a part of the catalyst of what is now changing so many lives through Breakaway’s summer adventure camps for at-risk youth and children.