One of the Best Things That's Ever Happened to Me!

Navigator staff member Rick Yorgey had been discipling a group of three men in his church in the Washington, D.C. area for almost a year. Each of the men had made a commitment to meet with Rick for 12 months for rigorous training. When Rick asked one of the men if he wanted to continue this commitment after the initial year was up, his response was, “Are you kidding? This is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me!”

Things weren’t always so encouraging for Rick and his wife, Debbie. They had looked forward to having a significant impact on the neighborhood they live in. And they were eager to see God use them in their local church. Instead, they ran into obstacles, resistance, and an unwillingness to change that left them feeling “out of our depth.”

That made the young man’s response—“This is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me!”—that much more rewarding. But it’s not just the men that are growing. The wives of these three men have been meeting with Debbie as well and are growing in their commitment to Christ—and one another—as well.

Like other Navigators, the Yorgeys are committed to the “long haul” in ministering to others. “We want people to see how wide and long and high and deep the love of Christ is!,” Rick says.

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