Speaker 1:                           00:00                     Okay, you guys have an amazing conference that’s going to change people’s lives and impact their lives. But let’s talk for a little bit about how we’re going to get that one guy or that one girl there that you care so much about that you’ve been meeting up with and that you really want to go. So I want to tell you guys about the guy that I recruited to our conference about seven years ago and he was a guy that I cared a lot about, a freshman guy and I had a recruiting conversation with him and I want to tell you guys about that and so that you can draw some things out of it that maybe you can apply to some people that you want to go to. Your conversation there. Go to your conference. Excuse me. Okay. This is freshman Scott. He’s in the middle.

Speaker 1:                           00:47                     So freshman Scott was your typical freshman guy, came into college not really wanting to grow spiritually, was just really wanting to hang out and join his fraternity and get to know people. And then he met me and I began to hang out with Scott. I began to engage him in spiritual conversation. Uh, Metta started meeting up one-to-one and, uh, we were looking at different Bible verses. We looked at the rich or the rich young ruler. We looked at Romans six 23 and after about three or four times of meeting up, I was thinking, I gotta get Scott to this voter. And so I met up with Scott and we looked at another Bible verse and I purposely didn’t spend as much time. And I said, all right Scott, I want to tell you about something that I want you to go to, uh, that I really think you are going to like, I think you’re going to love.

Speaker 1:                           01:50                     Uh, and I, I really want to tell you about it. And at this point in the conversation, he’s kinda on the edge of his seat. And he’s like, well, what is it like? Tell me more. Tell me what it is. So I said, well, you know how you and I had been meeting up like this and we’ve been looking at some Bible verses. He’s like, yeah. I’ve said, well, there’s actually a lot of people at our campus that are doing the same thing as you. There’s other people like me or some staff. There’s some students who are meeting with guys like you in looking at the Bible and just trying to learn some more things about God and what that means for us. And then the same thing that is happening at our campus though is actually happening and campuses all across the country, uh, specifically there’s about, uh, 18 campuses, uh, within our organization that’s it’s, uh, doing really similar stuff.

Speaker 1:                           02:49                     And there’s guys that are pledging fraternities that are doing this same thing that you’re doing. Uh, you’re, you’re a really fun guy, but you’re just saying, Hey, want to learn more. And so guys, this is happening all across kind of the middle part of the country. Every January, all of those people kind of have this pinned onto Oklahoma city, uh, for a big four day. Just me. Yeah, for day three, nine conference or their speakers. And there’s different workshops to go to. There’s nylon activities. It’s really fun, but it’s people that are going that are just like you. So there’s about another several thousand people, uh, that are going. So, uh, man, there’s, and it’s this thing that has been going on for 10, 15, 20 years and every single year this thing gets bigger, uh, because people are going are having a blast and, uh, they’re loving it and they’re going back and, and bringing their friends with, uh, me and I, I know that you would love to see, cause if you’re loving what we’re doing right here, and this is like that times 10 minutes, so much fun.

Speaker 1:                           04:05                     And then, uh, if you went, uh, here’s the thing, there’s a lot of other guys like in your pledge class, they honestly, I think would really benefit from this conference. I really believe this is the best way to start off new year to spend four days at this conference. And there’s guys that don’t know a lot about God, uh, who really benefit from this. But they would never go to a conference like this unless the guy, a friend that they trust was also going. So I want you to think about that too. As you’re thinking about calling. I think that if you go, I think there’s going to be some other guys they go as well. Now who knows? Maybe they don’t. I still think if no one else goes and it’s just you. There’s for sure other people going from our campus. I know that you would have a great time, you have no one else knows.

Men want to stop looking at porn, or overcoming porn or masturbation, because they know that looking at porn and mastrubating  can be a bad habit. They things like joining the no fap movement (nofap), covenant eyes, xxx church (xxxchurch), the freedom fight, pure desire, 7 pillars,  the conquer series, the endurance, 30 day challenge, fight the new drug, or a counselor. Sometimes these help guys with purity but sometimes it does not. 

Speaker 1:                           05:03                     But for those other guys to go, you have to say you’re in your knowing no matter what and can’t be, uh, something that you’re kind of like, well, I’m gonna wait and see more. You know, I’m going to go. If you guys go, you just really excuse me, have to say no. What? No, I’m going to this thing. I want you guys to go with me. And once they say that you’re for sure go. I think they will go to, and if on January 5th, the last day of the conference when you’re driving home and these guys are driving home, if it was not worth your money or their money, man, I will give you all your money back. Because I just know that you guys are going to love this conference. And so as I explained all this to Scott, uh, man, Scott Scott was in, uh, I think he got excited about, uh, other people going, he had a connection to a different university.

Speaker 1:                           06:07                     Uh, so I made sure, uh, it’s actually a state, you can see it right there. Uh, it’s cooler. Like we were not in a firm statement. He loved Oklahoma state and I was like, Oh, long stay. It’s going to be there. Uh, so I think he was just excited to meet other guys who pike other Pikes from other campuses and uh, he ended up going. SMC ended up going a lot of other fraternity guy. A lot of his other pledge brothers went. Um, and uh, he ended up coming to our summer project and, uh, he ended up going to our winter conference for the next four years that he was in college. Uh, he ended up giving his life to Christ that spring. And I’m so glad that I sat down and had this conversation with him because, uh, you can’t just haphazardly telling the people that you really care about and you really want to go like, Hey, yeah, there’s this conference, you should think about it.

Speaker 1:                           07:06                     That is not going to get it done. You have to really spend some time talk to me about it because the more that you talk about it, the more important, and they realize that it’s, it’s, and I would say, uh, go at it sooner rather than later. I think it’s a horrible situation. I’ve been there before or you think, Oh well this guy came to our large group meeting and I think he saw the video, like Shirley is going to sign up, right? And then it’s like a month or two goes by and he does it sign up. So now it’s like a month before the conference starts and you’re thrown with the hell Mary just like begging the guy to go and you know, subconsciously the guy has got to be thinking if you really wanted me to go, like why didn’t you tell me about it?

Speaker 1:                           07:52                     Like a month ago, uh, when I, you know, had not made plans yet for the break. So, uh, if you really want to go, got to go, you got to get on it. You can’t just hope that he signs up and you also don’t want to do it too soon. I strategically waited three or four meetings in for this guy, uh, because I wanted him to have some really good experiences looking at the Bible. And every time we met up and I made sure we had a great time and I made sure I never made him feel stupid. I made sure that we laugh together. Uh, so that I could say it’s just like you and I meet. No, but like types did, you know, in a lot bigger scale. And Scott went and then he ended up getting plugged in. Uh, this is right after our conference and he started hanging out with other people involved what we’re doing.

Speaker 1:                           08:50                     And then five years later, which is, this is actually this summer that’s him on the left and his beautiful bride, uh, Scott is, uh, following Christ. Uh, he was interning at a church earliest in turning out a church. I’m so proud of this guy and I want to go back to that important conversation I had about him going to SMC and getting him fired up because what that did was, is not only was he signed up, he saw how excited I was and so it made him really easy to, uh, made it really easy for him to start getting his firms to.

Speaker 1:                           09:28                     I really cast the vision well, I really explained it well, so it was easy to get excited about. So have you ha have that person that you’re thinking about that you really want to go? Uh, I would start formulating the plan and I would just be really confident talking to him. At the end of the day, it’s in the Lord’s hands. So you never want to come across as begging or, Oh, I really need you to go, Oh, that does not come across well at all. It’s more you love this guy or this girl so much. You just want them to go and you’d know that they’re going to have such a good time. And so that’s gotta be your heart and attitude. And if they can’t go to the Cape, so, uh, you can’t be mad at them or, or anything like that. And so, okay, I can’t wait to hear some stories about y’alls recruiting appointments to get people to go to your conference.

If any guy is interested in stopping porn or masturbating they should get some help.  They can look at the no fap movement ( nofap ), covenant eyes, xxx church (xxxchurch), the freedom fight, pure desire, 7 pillars,  the conquer series, and fight the new drug or try to see a counselor. The Endurance would love to help guys. A great start to overcoming porn and masturbation is to take the 30 day challenge.  Go to theendurance.org/30daychallenge to take it. 

Leave a Reply