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The Johnny Project
"I could sense that Johnny was no ordinary man. He found a way to unlock hidden treasure, release latent talent, and water forgotten seeds of expectation… I was in awe of a man who would give a stranger a week of his time and a lifetime of wisdom… I thought philosophically for a moment. Don't we all need a Johnny in our lives? Where are all the Johnnies? " Golf's Sacred Journey, Chapter 8
Hello, my name is Jim Sechrist from Augusta, Georgia. I am serving as the director of The Johnny Project. We are establishing the beach head of this revolution a few miles from Augusta National, home of The Masters. This is quite a juxtaposition from Utopia, Texas. Only God could have connected the two communities for this mission.
Dr. Cook's book, Seven Days in Utopia: Golf's Sacred Journey, has spread across the country in a very unconventional manner. Individuals by the thousands have purchased this book off our web site in packs of 10 or more, passing them along in their sphere of influence. We have put some structure to this movement and are calling this the The Johnny Project. It now includes the book, the movie, and Dr. Cook's new streaming video series titled: 7 Lessons from Utopia. We are on target to reach at least 1 million people through this project! It started from day one as readers inspired by the powerful example of Johnny have used their influence to get this book in the hands of those who need encouragement. The stories from The Johnny Project have been amazing. While performances have been enhanced in business, life, and golf, the deeper impact of the message has been in the hearts of the readers. Doors that have been locked tight for years are being opened. Buried lies are being released. Thousands are embarking on a new and sacred journey of faith.
The “Utopia 232” Mission
Like so many of you, I have read Golf's Sacred Journey and have watched the movie Seven Day's in Utopia. It inspired me to want to get off the sidelines and get in the "Game"... to become a Johnny! The game of affecting eternity through my influence. How? By using the book and movie and simply listening to our coach, the Holy Spirit, as He directs us to those He has identified for this mission. This is a no pressure deal... He leads, we follow, a great adventure unfolds. What you may not know is to date over 7,000 people have buried their lies and crossed the line with God after going to the web site at the end of the book and movie. Over 600,000 people have continued the journey on the web site! Aslan is on the move!
Let me introduce myself, my name is Chris Kelm, I am President of Kelm Financial Services in San Antonio, TX for the past 25 years, an Elder of our church. I have been married for 27 years to a beautiful West Texas girl named Beth Ann. I have three great kids, Brittany 18, Zack 18 and Cooper 14. After hearing a call from the Lord about the Utopia 232 Mission and a talk with David Cook, I have taken a step of faith and will be heading up this portion of the ministry. We are re-launching this initiative following a three year break to produce the movie. The place setting has been set...
Now to the point: What is the Utopia 232 Mission? In Kings 20:13-21, thirty two Kings had gathered together to take out Israel... wipe them off the face of the earth. God spoke through a prophet and instructed him on how to fight the battle… how to win against such an intimidating opponent. God calls on Israel's King to take the 232 best and brightest leaders of Israel... the future of this nation... and put these men out front with no protection to lead the assault. And what's more, he told them to start the battle... to go on the offensive! The scripture says the 232 men struck down the enemy and God brought about a great and mighty victory through these 232 extraordinary men. Guys just like me and you that stepped out in faith... the only way God allows us to get in the Game.
We believe God is again sending out a clarion call for 232 men to be leaders of influence against the assault of the enemy. Our world desperately needs men led by God to take a courageous stand for so many things... too much territory has been given away.
My job as leader of the Utopia 232 Mission is to call out the men God himself has identified and invite them to step forward and join me by committing to use their influence, passion and resources to:
- Hand out 100 books over the next 12 months (that's an average of two a week). It's our stealth and non-threatening way of approaching men to get in the game... out of the stands... off the sidelines. You can purchase them 25 at a time.
- Put your phone number on the final page after the last word and ask them to call you when they have finished reading the book.
- When you visit with them, listen to their story and what they got from the book then share your experiences, your stories and the stories of others who the book has impacted. Over 7,000 have buried their lies and crossed the line with Christ since the book has been in circulation. Praise God! The stories are simply amazing.
- Invite them to join in the Utopia 232 Mission... get them in the Game. If they aren't ready or called to the Mission at least invite them to become a Johnny by handing out 10 books to people that the Holy Spirit leads them to (See the Johnny project above).
Why me? Here's my story in brief... I attended the retreat not once, but twice last spring, taking my 18 year old son the second time. God spoke deeply to me at the retreat as I asked Him to tell me about the unplanted seed in my life. I have read the book and watched the movie many times. Before this call I had already given out 40 books and DVD's. The feedback, stories, and miracles cannot be put into words. God is doing amazing things through this ministry and He just called me out. I felt compelled to go on this great journey with Him and you guys.
Please pray and see if the Lord has identified you as one of the 232 and called you to team with me and Dr. Cook in this great adventure. I pray that we have the opportunity to work together to change the lives of people who aren't in the game... God has identified them, it is our job to call them out. I would also encourage you to sign up for a retreat, it will be the best investment you can make in yourself. When you do you will enter our "field of dreams" in Utopia where you will enjoy Texas hospitality, great food and friendships with other Johnny's.
Get in the game, we already know the outcome, we WIN!
Your 232 friend on this sacred journey,
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