Rachelle and I are in Dallas, Texas picking up our fifteen year old son, Logan, upon his return from Peru. He has spent six weeks this summer sharing Christ in street evangelism with a team from Awe Star Ministries out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Logan, candidly photographed (left) by one of the team members as he prayed over a village in Peru, has a heart for missions and evangelism. Logan's team leaders for this Peruvian mission trip were Brent and Deanna Higgens. This delightful couple lost their own fifteen year old son, B.J., to the bubonic plague in the summer of 2005 while he was ministering to the Peruvian people as well. I have previously written of the Higgens family and how their #1 bestselling book, I Would Die for You , an account of their teenage son's life and death on the mission field, greatly moved me. It was through reading B.J.'s story that our son, Logan, felt called to spend the summer of 2009 in Peru with Awe Star.
You can read the reports of this summer's Awe Star Mission trip to Peru here. Nearly 4,000 Peruvians professed their faith in Christ through the gospel ministry of Awe Star this summer. Awe Star Ministries was designed to help 14,15,16, and 17 year old kids go through a rite of passage into adulthood - through missions. Over the past fifteen years Awe Star Ministries has placed thousands of young people in 39 countries of the world to share the gospel, plant churches and make the transition to adulthood. I highly recommend Awe Star ministries to anyone and everyone interested in gospel missions done well. Walker Moore, President of Awe Star, and all the staff of Awe Star have been a blessing to the Burlesons.
Welcome home, Logan!