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
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
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
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
The film is the main weapon to capture people's attention.
Their focus initially is vets but intend to also help first
About the Podcast
Inspiring, authentic stories of everyday Christian men with a variety of occupations, all living out their faith through their work. By doing so they're leading, prospering, glorifying God, and finding joy and purpose in their work and you can too.
Have you bought into the lie that your work has no real significance or meaning beyond a paycheck? How about the lie that the time you spend working is not kingdom work and not part of God's plan unless you're a full-time pastor or missionary or you're volunteering at your local church? The Devil is thrilled when you spend your work day feeling like the work you do is somehow second class spiritually. In this podcast I interview Christian men who have made a simple choice, regardless of what particular denomination their church is a part of and regardless of their job title. That simple choice is to invite the Holy Spirit to lead them at their job and in so doing to surrender their work, the biggest part of their life in terms of time, to God. The various reasons why they've made that choice may be different for every man but I believe there are two primary common reasons. The first is they know both from scripture and from a feeling deep down inside that this is God's will for them. The second reason is they know that this is the only chance they have of having a job and a career that really means something beyond simply earning money. This is the one and only way to have a sense of joy and purpose in the work they do. What kind of work they do and whether their work lines up well with their desires, talents, and strengths are both important, but they pale in comparison to whether or not God is in their work. God must be at the center of your work or your work truly will be the necessary evil the world and the Devil wants you to believe it is. The men I interview don't have it all figured out (none of us do!) and I encourage them to be real and transparent about both the victories and struggles of their journey of being Spirit led at their work. Hopefully, in this way, you'll find someone and something in every episode that you can relate to and through which God can help guide you to be closer to Him and more fulfilled and joyful in your daily worklife. Your work can truly be marketplace ministry and much more