Many teens who get involved in grassroots politics find the experience fun and rewarding. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Michael Farris talks to one Generation Joshua student about what he's learned through his experience.
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My guest today is Matt Johnson, a Generation Joshua student from Colorado. Matt, thanks for joining us.
My pleasure, Mr. Farris.
Matt, you've been involved with Generation Joshua for almost a year and you've earned one of the Benjamin Rush awards because of your hard work. What have you learned through your experience with Generation Joshua?
Well, my involvement with Generation Joshua has taught me many things, from how a campaign is run to public speaking skills, even leadership skills, and it often pulled me out of my comfort zone and stretched me as a person. But perhaps the most significant thing I've learned is how vital it is for every Christian, regardless of their career choice, to be an active citizen. When I first realized how very crucial the 2004 elections could be, it became clear that every Christian must do his part. And although I'm not really aspiring a career in politics, I've come to recognize that what I do today in the fight for freedom will inevitably affect my children and grandchildren. So, for now, I'm continuing to stay active in politics and I'm encouraging others to do so.
Matt, thanks for the hard work that you've done in this last year, and congratulations on your Benjamin Rush award. What a great opportunity it is for students to learn about what makes our country great. I'm Mike Farris.
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