"THE APOSTLE PAUL ENDED HIS FIRST LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS WITH 'BE ON THE ALERT, STAND FIRM IN THE FAITH, ACT LIKE MEN, BE STRONG.'
WHEN GOD CREATED MAN, HE CREATED THEM MALE AND FEMALE. BEING BORN MALE IS BY DIVINE DESIGN, WHILE BECOMING A MAN IS BY DAILY DECISIONS. BEING A REAL MAN IS BOTH AN HONOUR AND A CHALLENGE. IT'S AN HONOUR BECAUSE IT'S A GIFT FROM GOD, AND IT'S A CHALLENGE BECAUSE IT'S FORGED IN BATTLE.
REAL MEN SLAY THEIR GIANTS. WHETHER AS FATHERS, HUSBANDS, SONS OR BROTHERS, WE GLORIFY GOD BY BECOMING THE MEN JESUS CALLS US TO BE."
ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER
ROBERT OWENS is an athlete, adventurer, speaker and author. After working in US Air Force Special Ops in his 20s, he studied at ORU where he obtained a degree in Theology. He then went on to plant a church at the University of Nevada in Reno where he pastored for 25 years. He was also Chaplain for football, baseball and basketball teams during that time.
In addition, Robert had a statewide leadership television program on FOX TV Network for 22 years. He has completed 12 Ironman competitions. He was declared 'the fittest and mentally toughest 66 year-old in the world' by Spartan Games. In December this year he plans to row across the Atlantic.
Robert and his wife, Sandy, have five children and five grandchildren. Sandy will be joining Robert on this, his 16th trip to South Africa.