Jude is Asaph’s soccer coach. He’s studying education on the weekends at a university out at the
highway. Our band has done summer camp in the same facility.
While he was in the office of the school one afternoon, he heard a commotion. Jude ran toward the
commotion. That’s who he is. A boy had fallen into the well. There was not rope. There was no ladder,
and there was little time left for someone to do something. Jude arranged for the men around the well
to hold his feet. He went head-first into the dark well reaching for the boy. After several sweeps of his
hands, he grabbed the boy under water. Jude was able to push the boy up toward the hole where other
folks pulled him out. He had a head wound, but was fine the next day when Jude visited him (see photos
on the ASAPH Facebook page).
Jude grew up in a bad situation. His father was a monster whose life ended in an ugly way several years
ago. Jude was an angry and violent boy. During his teen years, he committed his life to Christ. The
change has been dramatic. He is a soldier of peace, of relationships, of discipline and of love. He leads
the young men of AAF (Asaph Academy of Football). He teaches Sunday School.
I think he has saved lives already in his life. One afternoon in February it was a dramatic and visible
salvation. Pray for Jude. He is one tool in the hands of Almighty God.
Missionary in Haiti.