(Everett – WA) Phil Raker of Everett has been recognized as a SPIRIT 105.3 “Unsung Hero.”
Youth for Christ is an organization that puts high risk youth in relationships with believers to share the message of hope that Jesus can provide. Phil has been a volunteer with Youth for Christ for several years. He is incredibly faithful and is doing an amazing job working with the high-risk kids from that area through Youth for Christ.
One of the kids he works with is named David who is 15 years old. David is a former gang member from the tough neighborhood of Casino Road. Phil has been meeting with David as a positive influence for a while, and after Phil took him to YFC camp this summer he accepted Christ. David has shown so much progress in his life since working with Phil, but life is still difficult, and David’s girlfriend became pregnant recently. The cool thing is that David’s girlfriend has been attending our program for teenage moms – Parent Life – which also meets in Casino Rd (the same facility on the same night). David and his girlfriend are trying to figure out life and we are doing life with them, loving them, sharing the love and hope of Jesus with them because we believe in their potential.
Phil shows up and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the kids. In return, the youth that Phil meets with really love and respect his friendship.
With a servant’s heart and a passion for others, Phil is a shining example of the “SPIRIT of Seattle.” It’s an honor and a privilege to recognize him as one of our “Unsung Heroes.”
SPIRIT 105.3’s “SPIRIT of Seattle – Unsung Hero” campaign is a program that recognizes individuals for their efforts to faithfully and selflessly serve others in our communities with joy and excellence each and every day. To nominate a deserving individual, visit www.spirit1053.com.
KCMS SPIRIT 105.3 of Seattle, regarded as a leader in Contemporary Christian Music, is owned and operated by CRISTA Media. CRISTA Media also owns and operates KCIS 630 in Seattle, KWPZ PRAISE 106.5 in Bellingham, and KFMK SPIRIT 105.9 in Austin. CRISTA Media is a member of the CRISTA family of ministries.
For more information, please contact Camille Birk
at 206.289.7794 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org