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Christian Men at Work Podcast

Aug 25, 2018

What You'll Hear:

  • Dr. Damon Friedman had good people in his life who talked about Jesus and he even understood Jesus as Lord but hadn't embraced Him as his personal savior.  He was born and raised in LA. His Mom was born in Puerto Rico.
  • He got a full scholarship to college for running but then he dropped out. In his sophomore year in college he accepted Jesus as his personal savior but didn't grow spiritually.
  • He graduated with honors with a double major in psychology and criminal social justice
  • His biological father was very abusive physically and emotionally
  • His single Mom got government support and Damon joined the military to give back.  He was impressed by a marine who approached him and so he served with the Marines for 5 years and then went into Air Force Special Op's.
  • He founded SOF (Shield of Faith) Missions, based on Eph 6.  They have 3 initiatives 1) Creating awareness through film 2) Provide support through groups and education 3) Intensive care (also called the Surrender Project)
  • In 2010 he was deployed and his life was a mess.  He was fighting without sleep for 72 hours. He promised to serve the Lord and God saved Damon
  • Committing your life to Christ shares some similarities to when someone commits to serve in the military
  • We need to do something about the vets and active duty military who are killing themselves
  • The film was the idea of someone he met from Greg Laurie's Harvest Crusade. They filmed where American Sniper was filmed in the dessert.
  • The film is the main weapon to capture people's attention.  Their focus initially is vets but intend to also help first responders, etc.