"I often refer to camp as the beginning of the Holy Spirit working in me. It was at camp that I learned how to use a prayer journal and hear the Lord’s voice."


“Ed was like Lazarus emerging from the tomb. My heart is full of gratitude and praise.”


On Sunday morning October 13th, residents of Shreveport woke up to see a front page news story about Praise Academy and the People of Praise's mission work in their city.


“I felt an invitation from the Lord to walk with him into darkness, and him saying that he would take my hand the whole way, that I would never be alone.”


“We treat each other like family here,” he said. “It’s like one big community that’s all one big family. And the fact that some of us are actually family has made it a lot easier to explain what it is we’re doing.”