My name is Brooke. Most people, including myself, would not typically describe me as a risk taker in the purest form of the term. Growing up a definite “scarredy cat,” I ran for the back door each time a car approached our home. Nightlights, hands to hold, and my sister as a bed buddy provided comforts to me.
At the age of 8 I came to know Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. At the close of a Sunday night service, the pastor invited people to give their lives to Jesus. He beckoned they come down the aisle to pray. As he spoke, my 8-year-old heart heard the voice of Christ and felt the conviction of my sin. I indeed a sinner and in need of Jesus’ forgiveness. He was, and remains, the only way that I can stand blameless before my Father God. Certain that salvation began at the point I stepped out in faith and repentance, I continue to walk in faith and obedience to God’s calling.
Raise the Risk, birthed in August of 2010, derived from a challenge. My husband of 9 years, Ron, commissioned our students and adult leaders to share our faith and the gospel, even at the risk of lost relationships or rejection. Ron’s call to raise the risk resonated with me. I began this blog as a place for others to document their experiences in raising the risk. Since that time, Ron has joined me in this blogging endeavor and the heart of raising the risk has evolved into a platform to teach believers to share the gospel, serve the poor, and walk in obedience to Christ.
We write in the hopes to encourage readers to fulfill the Great Commission while living out all elements of the Christian faith.