When I was growing up in the 70's and 80's bullying was rampant. Most parents were in need of parenting classes that didn't exist. This left two giant holes in our culture and left many kids, including me, scared, depressed, and victimized. I grew up physcially, emotionally, and verbally abused all the time.
After 5 decades on Earth, I can say that there are two things that gave me the strength and skill to overcome adversity and be successful in life. The first was Jesus. No matter what happened to me, I was always able to find some peace and stability during quiet alone times through bible reading and prayer. At the time, this did nothing for me during the other 92% of the time because the other people I was surrounded by at school and at home did not live according to the same Kingdom Principles that I was being exposed to in private.
Although I trained in commercialized Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Schools in whatever town we were in (we moved around frequently), I never learned enough to actually protect myself. When I was 18 years old I joined my first real martial arts academy in Detroit. My experience at a martial arts school that really took an interest in me and my challenges turned me from victim to victor. The days of being a victim were over. I finally had the confidence to stand up for myself and the skills to back it up. This life change led me out of fear and depression, allowing me to flourish. I was so impacted by this experience that I decided I wanted my life's mission to be aboout helping other people escape victimhood, bullying, depression, and fear. Since then I have taught thousands of kiddos all over the world, changing their lives and putting them on a path to success. Our business floats between the top 1% and 2% of our industry.
Our mission and purpose has changed now. Not only do we deliver world renowned martial arts programs at our different locations across Texas, we are now launching our NEWEST offering - Warriors Chrsitian Academy! This is a Pre-K thru 12 th Grade Christian Academy.
We will be combining our physical martial arts (PE Classes) with "Kingdom Principles" in order to design a purpose driven lifefor our students. Our Warrior students will be equppied with the BEST physical, mental, moral, emotional, and spiritual health and self defense tools. It is not enough to prepare th trials of this this world, we need to stay focused on God's Kingdom here on earth as his Ambassadors. Moral bankruptcy is rampant across the nation today. We need a revival of Christian Based education in this nation. Education defines truth. Vortex is on a mission to define our future generations truth through Biblical Kingdom Principles.
In order to do this we are needing to expand to a much larger facility. Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase an exisitng building and renovate, or purchase land and build. Either way this project will be near one million dollars. Our current business model and clientele are able to support the mortgage on such a project. We just do not have the 20%-25% that the bank requires as a downpayment. We need your prayers and your financial support to make this happen sooner than later.
Please give generously as one time tax deductible donation, or as an ongoing monthly donation. Thank you in advance for supporting our mission to affect Godly change in our future leaders through Christian Education!