Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Service

10 Year Old Leads Team of 17 to Serve Community

Ten-year-old Christopher Korfmann of Wilson is pictured in the photo above at center of the front row wearing a hat with a hard hat on top and holding a clipboard. Last month, this young man was featured in Wilson Times after leading a team of ten youth and seven adults in a service project to fulfill a portion of the ...
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Tim Owen

Mentoring

The Worthy Life Award

I’m sitting across the dining room table from a 10-year-old Trailman asking routine questions as I wrap up our Troop’s Timberline Boards of Review for the year.  I just asked a simple question and got a profound answer.  I’m not sure I can process what I just heard coming from this 5th grader because in so many ways ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

Growing Sons Who Walk Worthy

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Service Leadership

Diakonos: The Legacy of Trail Life USA’s Oldest Freedom Rangeman

In a busy adolescent world of video games, social media, sports, and cell phones, Trail Life USA's oldest Freedom Rangeman has found a meaningful way to connect and contribute to the lives of his son-in-law, his grandsons, and the men and boys of his community through his local Trail Life Troop. The outdoors provide a ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting

Mentoring Sons to be Men of Honor

Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor. -Prov 15:33
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring

Training Sons in Righteousness

“The fruit of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.”  – Isaiah 32:17
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Stephen Ashton

In The News Mentoring Service

Trailman’s First Aid Training Saves Grandmother’s Life

On Monday, May 22, 2017, Adam Kort reviewed the materials one last time before the meeting. He was taking the lead this year teaching the First Aid Trail Badge to the Navigators and Adventurers groups. He had prepared well and was confident in his abilities. However, he had no idea how important this refresher would ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Leadership Masculinity

Nothing Will Be the Same: A Christmas Message from Trail Life USA

Throughout history, God has captured the attention of humanity in radical ways: a worldwide flood, a burning bush, the raining fire in a city, the sending of plagues, the confusion of languages,  angelic appearances, an angelic wrestling match, the parting of seas, and the crumbling of city walls name just a few. The ...
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Ryan Sanders

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

Discipleship: Four Truths for Discipling Your Son

Whether you know it or not, you’re in a battle. The battle does not end. It doesn’t stop because you’re busy. I’ve heard it said, “If the devil can’t make you bad he’ll make you busy.”
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