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Give Big Week 13- Charlie Calhoun

I committed my life to Christ in 1959 at the age of 15 at Young Life’s Star Ranch overlooking Colorado Springs. I participated in Campaigner bible studies and Work Crew while in high school and leadership in college and medical school--including being a club leader at Central High School in Memphis.

When Ginger and I moved here in 1976 with our daughters, I was sad to find there was no Young Life in Columbus.  With the help of Mr. Tom Black and Father Charles Roper of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, funds were raised and Don and Terri McKelvey came to Columbus in 1982 as the first Young Life Area Director and wife.

After I served as the Young Life Committee Chairman the first five years, the ministry leadership was taken over by others in Columbus.  Ginger and I are gratified to see how God has blessed taking the gospel to the high school and now middle school young people.

In 1982, as well as now, we should recognize “The harvest truly is great but the laborers are few; therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2


Charlie Calhoun
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