My name is Brennen Hinzman, I am 23yrs old, I am an Officer’s Kid. Growing up as an Officers Kid, I cannot tell you how many times I heard the words “Oh you are going to make such a great officer one day.” For the longest time, I was completely against this thought.
In 2007 I decided to do the one thing that many people told me I could not do. I went back to school. After spending a lot of time in pray, and going back and forth trying to decide where to go after graduation, I decided I was going to go to Railton School for Youth Worker Training. Taking this step for me was huge, leaving my family, and moving 9hrs away. When I was there I received a Bible Verse that has helped me through so much. Philippians 4:13 -To my surprise I completed Railton School with a passing grade.
From there, I was sent to my first appointment as a youth pastor in Coshocton OH. When I first got there, I was really praying hard as I entered town that the Lord would use me in a mighty way and that all that I did would be for His glory. This was the most amazing and the most difficult 4 years of my life. Though it was tough, and I spent many days wondering why I was there I knew, this was truly where God wanted me, and was where I wanted to be as well. Time went by fast, and in 2011 I decided to apply to go to training, and as you can see… And the verse I am reminded of today is Exodus 14:14-This reminds me that the obstacles I am faced with, the temptations that Satan throws my direction, I CAN OVERCOME by remembering that HE who is above all things will sustain me!! And I say to you in closing today, Philippians 4:13 “I (Brennen Hinzman) CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Thank you and God Bless!