Jesus became more than just a name to Justin in the summer of 2011 when he lost his dear cousin in a gun accident with his younger brother. He didn’t realize how much he needed God’s presence until he experienced true brokenness, loss, and trials which led him to meet Jesus in a profound and powerful way. Justin also experienced a profound revelation in 2017 of what it truly means to have childlike faith, inspiring him to write his book, “The Childlike Heist”. The aim of Justin’s book is to help people of all ages engage the childlike, faith filled kingdom of heaven in the midst of a crazy, messed up adult world. It’s a kingdom that isn’t reserved just for people who profess faith, but it’s a wonder-filled kingdom available to all who seek it! The book unpacks the notion of engaging a kingdom perspective and reality that is so drastically different compared to what we experience today. He has always been awestruck where Jesus said in Matthew that we need to become childlike to enter the kingdom of heaven. Justin is passionate about unpacking the meaning behind those words from Jesus.
Mario Swampy grew up in a first nations community that had a negative reputation, globally. Fear of death lead him to heavy drinking and alcohol. But one moment with God, changed his life forever.