Youth Spotlight – Jordan Rashard Jessie

November 4, 2018

My name is Jordan Rashard Jessie, I am the son of Wayman and Ann Jessie. I would like to spotlight all of the youth of FBBC. We are an elite group of young people trying to live out our faith in an environment that is often anti-Christian and is full of sexual pressures and temptations at every turn, some constantly battling with identity and self-image issues. Many have absent father figures in their homes, yet are constantly challenged to act like men without being taught and trained. Materialism is defined by what side of town you live on, what school you attend, the name brand clothes you wear, who has the latest IPhone, etc. not who you are in Christ.

I am a recent dual enrollment student of Houston County High School, and Central Georgia Technical College. I am an Honor graduate of the graduating class of 2018 with a 4.0 GPA for every semester of all (4) of my high school years. I was a member of the Marching & Honor Band, FBLA, FCCLA, National BETA Society, Envision Youth Leadership, National Youth Leadership, and National Society of High School Scholars. I attended and received certification at the 2016 National Youth Leadership Forum for Engineering & Technology at Ga-Tech Atlanta Georgia, and a 2017 Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit Nominee. I love playing basketball and baseball. I am currently the first male of (4) family generations to attend college, undergoing my freshman year at Georgia Southern University, in Statesboro GA, pursing a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, in addition to working toward a summer internship. I have received several scholarship opportunities including Hope, Flint Energies, Nece Hopson Foundation, Wells Fargo, Aflac, Modern Free, NOW Electra Grand, and Joppa Temple scholarships.

To my FBBC youth brothers and sisters you may feel that I am not where you are, or that I may not understand. I am not above or against you. I am you! (FBBC Youth) I tell you that I am not exempt from the trials of life. I am looked down on, thought little of, made fun of, underestimated, stereotyped, and simply put down. We have options and hope. Let me encourage you to be an example to those who believe in you, be one of the ones who believe in yourself, and an example that is worthy to be imitated, as God’s Word being your ultimate guide. God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go. The journey is not at all easy, but the arrival will be worthwhile. Don’t compare yourself to others. Let God help you become who He designed you to be. You have gifts and abilities that you have yet to discover and develop, so don’t lose hope and work hard! (1 Timothy 4:14, “Neglect not the gift that is in thee…”) Pray to God and then listen out for his voice. “If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” –Martin Luther King Jr.