A Hero In Our Midst ...
This month I wanted to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of one of our own. World Ministry Fellowship is made up many amazing people, but because of the size and scope of our organization, you may not have heard some of their stories. We have such a wealth of diversity in our fellowship, I wanted to introduce you to a hero in our midst, and to share some of their good news as well.
On Aug 3, 2019 Johnny Robinson was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Yesterday I spoke with Johnny Robinson, and he gave me permission to share his wonderful story with you, our WMF membership. He said it was a long time coming, but God had a plan.
You will learn his incredible football history in the video below, but there is much more to Johnny’s legacy than football. Mr. Robinson heeded the call of God to enter ministry and founded the Johnny Robinson Boy’s Home in Monroe, LA in 1980. He has faithfully continued to run that ministry to troubled boys for the last 39 years.
A few years ago, Gov. John Bel Edwards proclaimed that May 1, 2016, be known as Johnny Robinson's Boys Home Day because it "has successfully facilitated thousands of youth from all over the State of Louisiana." That is the level of influence Johnny has had on his community.
I later learned that Johnny has also had to overcome many obstacles over the years. He speaks very carefully now because of aphasia - a speech-halting sickness that lingered after a stroke he suffered following quadruple bypass surgery nearly 10 years ago. Johnny fought through that stroke, and he beat the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and thyroid cancer that followed within the same year. Even so, today at the young age of 81, you will still find him spending most of his time making sure the Boys Home runs smoothly.
It is so good to see this amazing man of God celebrated. Please click on the following link to view the Hall of Fame awards ceremony video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS4D_NDz0Dg
Johnny has been a member of World Ministry Fellowship since 1981, and asked that we pray for his ministry through the Boys home because “it is very challenging working with 16-year-old kids off the street….”
Johnny Robinson, you are in our prayers, and we are proud of you!
Thank you for all you are doing for the Kingdom!
PS You can learn more about Johnny at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Robinson_(safety) .