Tom Kroessig is an Ambassador Field Director volunteer for Promise Keepers, serving Fayette and Coweta Counties and beyond. His mission is to be a resource for local Pastors and their men and to act as a liaison between them and the national Promise Keepers ministry. The goal of Promise Keepers is effective ministry to men.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Men Wanted for Hazardous Journey

No doubt some of you will recognize the following advertisement attributed to Sir Ernest Shackleton who led several expeditions to attempt to reach the South Pole.

Men Wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.

Shackleton selected 28 men for his 1915 expedition, but reportedly over 2000 men responded to his advertisement! Do a web search for Shackleton and learn some of the amazing details of this harrowing attempt. In spite of incredible challenges, not one man from the expedition was lost!

Here's Promise Keepers "advertisement" for you:

Men wanted for hazardous journey. Expect resistance, worldly criticism, and possible persecution. Constant risk, with periods of darkness and isolation. Personal safety and financial security uncertain. Eternal rewards at journey's end.

Can you imagine the impact that 2000 real men from the South Metro Atlanta area on a journey to become godly men would have on this region? One of the best ways to begin would be to attend the Promise Keepers 2007 Conference in Columbia, South Carolina on August 3-4. Join in with other like minded men to make a difference in your home and in your community. (Wimpy men need not apply!) Find out more about the Columbia conference at

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