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Lasting Impact
Volume 97, Program 35
6/18/2010
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Do you ever find yourself automatically doing things the way that your parents did? That childhood training can permanently impact our lives. Today on our special Father’s Day edition of Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Farris remembers some lessons from his own father.

Mike Farris:
My father, Conward Farris, led me to the Lord when I was 6 years old. That’s the most impact that any father can have their son is to show them the way to personal faith with Jesus Christ. Now he did that partly because he became a Christian himself when I was 3 years old, and so he was an on-fire new believer.

My dad impacted me to teach me to work hard. I am by nature a lazy person. I could play bridge on the internet 12, 14 hours a day, but my dad didn’t give me any choice: he taught me to work hard. That was something that was instilled in me at a very committed level, whether I liked it or not.

My dad also gave me the understanding of wanting to have an impact for Christ in whatever I did. My dad was a public school principle; he’s now retired. But he wanted to have an impact for Christ in what he was doing. And I picked up that vision from my father, and for that I’m incredibly grateful.

Dad, I hope you’re listening to this program, and with all my heart I love you, and wish you a happy Father’s Day.


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