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In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.


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Paul Labelle


After 33 years of perfecting my craft as an educator, oddly it’s now I begin a true walk with Jesus Christ. On October 24, 2021 while attending a Vince Miller Retreat, I was baptized in the frigid waters of Cross Lake in central Minnesota. God nudged me to sign up for this retreat but I had no idea what to expect. I was a wet-behind-the-ears Christian and I had no plans to be baptized that weekend, especially in 30 degree weather. Though the story about that baptism is a good one, it was the result of that weekend that has forever changed me. Yes, it was here that I dedicated my life to Christ but I also realized the importance of strong Christian interpersonal relationships.

What I didn’t realize until my retreat was how vital Christian relationships were for maintaining a solid spiritual journey. I guess I somehow missed that when I read Psalms 133:1  Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!  Or Proverbs 27 :17 Iron sharpens iron and one man sharpens another. or even Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

This new understanding of community showed me how important it is to surround yourself with like-minded Christian people. The men I associate myself with believe what I believe and an inner circle of those friends serves as accountable brothers. I can go to them, to stay in check without judgment and do the same for them.  This is an invaluable brother and sisterhood of support and reassurance I had never experienced before and could not live ever again without.

I owe everything to our savior and every day I try to make my actions and words glorify God. I am always on the lookout to foster new Christian relationships.  I have a Christian brother that told me when he speaks with a  new person he throws Christ into  the conversation just to see where it leads. I love that because you soon know how your time is going to be spent glorifying God or perhaps evangelizing. Either way, Christ has to be in the conversation.

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57 thoughts on “Ambassadors

  1. David Fredrickson says:

    Paul, thank you for the reminder to sprinkle our conversations with words that point to the love of Christ!

  2. Jack Dellinger says:

    Awesome! Lie #2 was hard for me. I wrapped identity and provision together. Glad to see you are much wiser than I was at your age.

  3. Neal Williams says:

    Well said, Austin. Proud of your decision to pursue Truth in your daily life. These are wonderful takeaways and excellent advice. Thank you for sharing your journey!

  4. Darin Palmer says:

    Thank you for sharing Austin! You’re are so right we are not perfect in our faith journey but have a amazing God who forgives us each day so we can learn and start over!

  5. David Fredrickson says:

    Way to go Austin! To me, a real man is one that seeks God and His ways first over his own and seeks to grow each day. That’s what I see you doing, way to go bro’ !!!

  6. Cory Baron says:

    Thanks for sharing RV! We’re all glad you are here and able to attend online when you can. You are right, we need to find other Christian men to help hold us accountable and help us to be better men. Keep coming back brother!

  7. David Fredrickson says:

    Thanks RV for being a part of our Monday morning group! Your faith journey described vis the Ambassadors page is inspiring for both encouraging men to mentor and be mentored. Praise God for your message!

  8. Collin Boggs says:

    Love hearing your calm and thoughtful heart every week! Your practical and patient demeanor is such a rare trait that God is using (and will continue to use) for His Kingdom!

  9. David Fredrickson says:

    Hey Chris, great to learn more about you! Praying you are able to be all in for Him… with no shortage of confidence, and give all praise to Him.

  10. Chris Caliguire says:

    Hi guys! I just found out that the Ambassador section existed and I heard I may next man up! What a great platform Vince has built for us all. I don’t do facebook or social media in general so I may not be commenting as much as others but it’s always great to say hi Monday mornings and hopefully get connected with other Brothers in Christ. I need help in my prayer life as maybe it’s satan preventing me from actually praying for everyone I know and don’t know that need prayer. I always feel like others are praying for them and mine won’t make a difference. I need God to get my mind right on that. It bugs me when I look in the mirror and have heard that I am an answer to others prayers in my coming to Christ. I get tons of people from Church saying they’ve been praying for me for years. I need to put that effort forth for others as alot of the Bible miracles are surrounded by problems and prayer.

  11. Dennis James says:

    Cory thank you for sharing your testimony. God is so powerful when we finally surrender. Blessings Brother

  12. Jack Dellinger says:

    Glad to hear another man willing to enter the battle to inspire and equip men. The only means of turning this world around is turning men around.

  13. Dennis James says:

    Leo, thank you for sharing. Go is really moving in your life and in the life of the other men who are in these mentoring sessions. Warrior On !

  14. Dennis James says:

    Hey Will, thanks for sharing your story! Praying that God bless you and your family beyond expectations.

  15. Cory B says:

    Thanks for sharing your story so candidly. I think we can all relate to being broken and seeking forgiveness and redemption. I’m glad to see you and your family were able to overcome. Thank you for all you’ve done to help Vince do what he does!

  16. Sam Blower says:

    Thanks Cory for your very honest and personal sharing, it really hits home for me this morning. Two years ago I contracted Polymyalgia Rheumatica, a very painful illness. I do not like taking drugs, so instead turned to alcohol to lessen the pain. Now, I am almost over the PMR illness, but the alcohol has a strong grip on me. I have quit drinking so many times, but yesterday fell back once again. I am a closet alcoholic trying to keep it a secret, but my wife is noticing more and more. I am trying to get an accountability partner, but have yet to find the right person. Your testimony gives me new hope, thank you!

    • Cory Baron says:

      I appreciate that Sam. I wish I had an easy answer, but nothing is easy with any addiction. I wasn’t in the closet about drinking as much as I was in the closet about how much. It usually takes an absolute rock bottom to seek help. I hope you never see one. All I can say is get it out there. Not talking about it simply drives the problem down further which just makes the shame worse and then we have one more reason to drink. Like we need one. 😉
      A lot of the AA meetings have gone to zoom so you can check those out basically anonymously to see if it’s an option. Stepping up and letting people know like you just did is a good start! Keep it up and let me know what I could do to help.

  17. Cory B says:

    Thank you to both Pat and Michael! Both very inspirational. I’d hate to be the guy following you two up!

  18. Eric Bryhn says:

    There’s a lot of life wisdom shared from you guys that has helped me out in various ways. I’m challenged and also motivated deep down to be a better man – simply by reading and relating to your journeys. Thank you men for sharing and know it’s connecting with others thru relatable situations. Something to think about as you post…there’s a good chance your influencing men whom you might never meet in your lifetime! Wow, what an impact you can make huh?

  19. Mike Gole says:

    Thanks for sharing your story Pat. It’s an all to familiar theme that I’ve heard too may times. Thanks be to our Father for never giving up on us and providing a way out. Every set back is a set up for something better.

  20. Pat Watson says:

    I look forward to talking with other men being led by God. Iron sharpens iron as it says in Proverbs. We should do an Ambassador virtual meeting.

  21. LFO XMC says:

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  22. Gregory Kuhn says:

    Hey Vince. Great new web page and a chance for all guys who are All In to connect and share. Our group just went through Called to Act and it was such an incredible series. Each lesson built on each other and allowed you to really dive in. It brought our group closer together and really allowed each of us to get more involved in each others lives. While we were not able to go All In as COVID prevents us from getting together, it did allow the building blocks for when we can. We were also blessed with a ZOOM visit by Vince in our last week. Question has anyone used the Ephesians or currently using the new James series in their groups? Would love to have any questions or discussions that you have used in these series. Personally, I am starting the 20 Lessons to Build a Man’s Fitness tomorrow. Be blessed. Gregory Kuhn, Victoria, BC, Canada ([email protected]) – yep retired Royal Canadian Navy!

  23. Chad Heggestad says:

    Happy New Year! I’m grateful for this chance to be an ambassador. Quick question… is there a way to get a listing of the other ambassadors (so we can connect as we continue going All In)?

  24. Darin Palmer says:

    Love the new webpage Vince! Can’t wait to continue to share your ministry with other men and continue my faith journey with you and the rest of my brothers! All In all the time!

  25. Danny Leo says:

    this is indeed a great job of putting all the relevant shareables in one spot! I’m looking forward to giving men what resources they need to grow their relationships with God and others. I too, am exited to continue along my journey with the Lord and others! Happy 2021!

  26. eric bryhn says:

    Thanks Vince for the new webpage as this should help the guys know key info to share with others! Tell Faith she did a fantastic job and look forward to updating and sharing each week!