ALERT Update

February 22nd, 2013

New Website!

Some of our young men have been working on a new design for a more “user friendly” ALERT website. We still have our International ALERT Academy website www.alertacademy.com to include all aspects of the ministry, but the change occurred with the ALERT program part of the ministry. I was excited to see the potential of this new site some months ago and now my feelings have been confirmed having viewed it enthusiastically just a few days ago when it went live. You can access it through: www.alertacademy.com/alert or www.alertmen.org

Reaching Out to a Need

On Saturday, a team of men will be heading to Hattiesburg, Mississippi where they will begin working to repair damaged homes and yards following the aftermath of a recent tornado. This will be a great opportunity for them to meet the needs of those people who have suffered loss, while sharing the message and love of Christ. Check back next week for updates on the deployment!

ALERT Basic Training Unit 49 Blog

February 12th, 2013

Unit 49 is currently in progress. Follow their training blog at www.alertacademy.com/alert/news-updates/ for updates and pictures.

ALERT Recent News

January 31st, 2013

It was only thirteen days ago that 61 young men arrived to begin Basic Training Unit 49. God’s hand was immediately evident in softening their hearts and strengthening their resolve to be like Christ. With some new changes in place, this unit’s first week consisted primarily of spiritual application in preparation for the next eight weeks of more rigorous activities. Strengthening the inward man is a key ingredient to our Basic Training program with a goal of developing a courageous heart through both the spiritual and physical disciplines. The sixth day began with their “formal” induction into Basic Training introducing them to greater physical challenges that will gradually increase with intensity. This, coupled with much scripture memory and spiritual input, begins to challenge the young men to seek after God for strength, wisdom, purpose, and guidance, while testing and developing depth of character.

I spent five days last week with some of our ALERT Cadet leaders from across the nation. This is our father and son program that operates in local communities around the world. As we maneuvered through some of the needed changes that would enhance the father and son interactions, I was greatly encouraged by the hearts of these men (these fathers) who not only have a deep desire to strengthen relationships with their own sons, but also to help other fathers do the same. Throughout these meetings I was energized by the unity of these men as well as their insight and wisdom. They brought many ideas to the table resulting in a strengthening of our ALERT Cadet vision of “Assisting Fathers to Win and Keep the Hearts of their 8-17 year old Sons!”

As we press forward with our vision to ramp up our evangelistic opportunities this year, we are in the process of developing our own gospel tract that will use the “Search and Rescue” theme to introduce people to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is completed and will be going to “print” soon. Our plan is to continue developing others that use the tornado, hurricane, flood, and fire responses as ways to open the door of the gospel during disaster relief events.

We are praising God for designated donations that came specifically for us to bid on a Breathing Air Compressor that is much needed for our Fire Academy and our Underwater Recovery training and responses. This was a $35,000 piece of equipment brand new, which had only 10 hours of operation that we were able to get for half that price.

As God continues to bless the ALERT ministry with opportunities to serve others in times of crises, I hope and pray that you will continue supporting as God prompts and allows.

IAA | Press Releases

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Unit 49 is currently in progress. Follow their training blog at www.alertacademy.com/alert/news-updates/ for updates and pictures.

http://www.alertacademy.com/iaa/news/2013/02/12/alert-basic-training-unit-49-blog/

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

It was only thirteen days ago that 61 young men arrived to begin Basic Training Unit 49. God’s hand was immediately evident in softening their hearts and strengthening their resolve to be like Christ. With some new changes in place, this unit’s first week consisted primarily of spiritual application in preparation for the next eight […]

http://www.alertacademy.com/iaa/news/2013/01/31/alert-recent-news/

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

No matter where you live, it is common to hear of drowning incidents during the spring through fall seasons. ALERT has been called out for two drowning events within four days surrounding Labor Day. Our first call came on Sunday afternoon when a 16-year-old young man drowned while trying to swim across a small lake […]

http://www.alertacademy.com/iaa/news/2012/09/05/alert-participation-in-recovery-searches/

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

“Thinking we had done so little, tears began streaming down his face by the time we sang the third word of the hymn. At first, I could not understand how such a little thing could mean so much to this man.” These words were shared by one of the ALERT men who had been serving […]

http://www.alertacademy.com/iaa/news/2012/08/30/alert-update/

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

We are excited to announce a brand new re-design of the Quest website! The new website should be easier to use and captures the exciting, adventurous nature of our program. The ‘About Quest‘ page highlights our history and explains our mission of helping young men transition into manhood. You can then go to the ‘Program […]

http://www.alertacademy.com/iaa/news/2008/06/12/quest-website-redesign/