Initial Idea & Start Of Website
Websites was created in 2007 by Wayne Lampe. I was diagnosed with A.L.S. in January 2006. I attended my only advocacy day in Washington D.C. that May. I saw courage, strength and broken hearts. There were tears and total commitment to their loved ones .Everyone there desperate for a physical cure. Many were in advanced stages of the disease, but their minds were very Sharpe. Most people with A.L.S. die within 3 to 5 years. Many people I met shared the same faith in God. I saw no other Websites devoted to A.L.S. and faith .
A few months before being diagnosed , I was seriously considering starting a non-combinational church. My daughter was seven years old. One person suggested that I make recordings for her in the future. That is when I got the idea to make video lessons with biblical teachings. I started in “The book of Job”It explores many big questions in life. Teaching in children’s ministry has made me remember to keep things simple and amusing. You might ask, ” How do you make pain and suffering funny. Watch the Job lessons and see. I was born in New York and raised in the Catholic faith. I went to church, but it really did not make a difference in my life. I knew Jesus Christ died on the cross to forgive us of our sins. I had no real relationship with God. I joined the Air Force and got married in 1981. Other than being married in church, I had not thought about God. Then in 1987, my dad died. It was the first time I had to deal with death. At the wake, I knew that was the real him laying there. I knew it was just a physical shell. The real spirit and soul was someplace else, but where?
I started my search going back to Catholic Church. I remember seeing a comedy movie called “Defending Your Life”. It was supposed to show what happened after you die. I know now there were many things wrong in the movie, but for me it was a starting point of seeking God. Then one morning I turned on an AM station and heard, Chuck Smith and The Word for the Day. He described the bible in a simple way.
I still was not sure how to know him. Another speaker came on named Greg Laurie. He preached on” How to Know God and Make Him Known”. He preached the gospel, and how to accept Jesus Christ as my savior and be forgiven of my sins and know I am going to heaven. On October 30th, 1994 I made that decision. October 1995, my wife accepted Jesus at a Harvest Crusaded in (By Greg Laurie and Calvary Chapel Ft Lauderdale) at Spring Training Yankee Stadium.
Most of his ministry service has been with teaching children and youth. His bible knowledge is influenced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. His passion is for people to grow spiritually through learning the Word.
He started a web site to help encourage others with ALS. These are family orientated and in 30 minute lessons. He uses both audio and visual presentation for easier understanding of the scriptures.