Name: Jed Blanchat
MAI Location: Charlotte
Job Responsibility: Urban Eagles Missionary
19 years old. From Newton, NC. Finished my freshman year of college at Elmhurst College. Taking a gap year wanting to serve the Lord.
How & why did you become a MAI Missionary?
This summer I was fortunate to intern in the camps department with the Charlotte Eagles, underneath my boss Josh Wood. I had the opportunity to coach at a few of those camps and it was amazing to be apart of teaching kids about Christ. Later in the summer I was asked if I would volunteer and coach for the Urban Eagles , at first I was just thinking it would be like a camp but it is much different. You are dealing with kids who may not necessarily know much if anything about God and it was amazing for me because 3 of the 4 kids in my group chose to follow God that week and ask Him to be in their hearts. After that I immediately feel in love with the Urban Eagles and what they were doing. I decided to take a year of from school because I did not like where I was and I am extremely excited to be apart of this inner city mission and excited for what God does in my life and those around me.