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Your Call as a First Responder

Your Call as a First Responder

I have had the privilege of serving in public safety for twenty-five years. I started in the Adult Probation Department and then transitioned to my city department where I have served for almost twenty-two years. I have embraced the label of being a “First Responder”...

Wild Satisfaction

Wild Satisfaction

“And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart…” Deuteronomy 8:2 The wilderness is a great teacher. Its lessons are rarely pleasant, but...

White Stones

White Stones

There are a multitude of reasons people pursue a career as a first responder. Whether to be a Police Officer, Corrections Deputy, Firefighter, or other; for many of us it starts off by answering a call to service. Whether that call comes from a loved one to follow in...

Alone… But Not Alone: Jeremy’s Story

Alone… But Not Alone: Jeremy’s Story

This article was originally published in Law Enforcement Today Nov. 27, 2023 How do you cope with the realities of law enforcement? My career in the Seattle Police Department quickly became a reality check when I was faced with this very question. It didn’t take long...

Ketryna’s Story: Face-to-Face with My Fear

Ketryna’s Story: Face-to-Face with My Fear

From our Spouses Perspective Series When Jeremy came to me and asked, “What do you think if I pursue a career in Law Enforcement?” My immediate response was “Absolutely!” It wasn’t difficult to see myself as the spouse of a first responder since I had grown up in a...

For Such a Time as This

For Such a Time as This

The time is now to stand up in faith. To our nation’s Christian first responders and their families who have courageously answered the call to serve, sacrifice, and protect our communities: You are daily pouring yourselves out for others, but are you hitting the mark...

“Real Hope for Heroes” Candle

“Real Hope for Heroes” Candle

Show your Appreciation for First Responders Snohomish Candle Co. has created a Special Edition candle to show appreciation to our Nation’s First Responders and support the work of Mission First Alliance. “Real Hope for Heroes” is a 100% natural palm wax candle. The...

Living Mission First for Christ

Living Mission First for Christ

God’s purpose for your life is to know Christ and to make Him known. “Fulfilling God’s purpose is the only thing that really gives rest to the restless human heart.”   – Charles Colson  First Responders are very mission-driven, but do we clearly...

Beginnings

Beginnings

Mission First Alliance was launched out of the heartbreaking reality that I faced daily in the Seattle Police Department, through the relentless nature of the job, and my misplaced priority and purpose in the badge. I felt alone in these struggles… but discovered I...

“There is nothing more urgent today than the need for a gospel-driven alliance to serve first responders. After 30 years in the profession, I understand that without the gospel we are simply putting a band-aid on issues that will never go away. Mission First Alliance is our opportunity to place the much-needed synergy behind the all powerful Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

- Dr. Travis Yates

Speaker & Author, “The Courageous Police Leader”