Today, we wanted to spotlight the story of one of our students, Kendall Moragne, from the perspective of his mother. Her intimate insight provides an example of the impact we see young men like Kendall go through with our unique discipleship-focused approach to all male Christian education:
Perspective from Dionne Moragne:
I can honestly say God put the desire in my heart for Kendall to attend IA when he was in 4th grade, I remember it as if it were yesterday. We were driving in the car listening to His Radio and the advertisement for IA came on. The phrase Biblical Manhood is not an Accident, resonated in my heart. I was overwhelmed and overjoyed hearing this. I knew on that day, it was God's will for Kendall to attend IA. Fast forward 3 years, and Kendall was enrolled in IA's middle school and on his way to Crucible Camp.
Kendall is generally a well behaved, respectful young man. It was not until he spoke at a Stakeholders fundraising dinner that I truly experienced the change that was taking place in Kendall's heart. He spoke that evening about being his brother's keeper, and how they use Timothy as an example of how to be his brother's keeper. Listening to him share this experience in front of a crowd was amazing! Talk about a mother's heart being overcome with joy! As anyone that is human, Kendall thought the grass was greener on the other side. When he was about to enter high school, he begged to go to public school, and because money was tight, my husband and I agreed to enroll him in public school. Well, the grass turned brown within the first 2 days Kendall was in public school. He literally begged to return to IA. He said, and I quote, "I need to be back with my brothers at Iron. We are like minded and have the same values. I don't understand the people in that school. Please don't make me go back there again!" You can ask Kendall to share more details about his experience in public school... Now Kendall's desire is to remain at IA and graduate with his classmates.
I asked Kendall how IA has changed him and how he sees life differently now? Kendall answered, "When challenging situations come up, the honor code automatically starts repeating in my mind." He continued to say, "I don't always want to hear the honor code continually repeating in my mind, but I'd much rather live my life according to that than any other way."
If you support our vision of restoring biblical manhood through iron-sharpens-iron discipleship, and our work making stories like that of Kendall Moragne possible, would you consider becoming an Iron Academy ally by making a one-time or monthly donation of $10, $25, $50, or more today?