In the pages of this issue, BTG honors our treasured friend Chris Bent, who in January 2022 went home to be with the Lord. Chris was a solider of faith, Navy Seal, businessman, dad, husband, and so much more.  A man who took the time to invest spiritually in so many people and things of the Southwest Florida community, as well as around the world. Chris championed the Faith. He was not afraid to speak truth and to encourage
everyone to do the same.
BTG has published for 10 years now largely because of Chris. When we quit tiptoeing around our faith, publicly professing ‘we are a faith-based magazine’, this magazine lost almost every single sponsor and to this day
finding financial partners who are unapologetic about being a Believer is challenging. However, Chris often reminded us, ‘we have the best on our side and the one that matters most - God!’
Chris inspired everyone around him in a big way. ‘God does not want us to hide who He is and what it means to be a Believer and to share it,’ he would say. Chris pushed, ‘do not back down, do not give up, keeping going Sluss’!’ Then would give me a ‘fist bump for Jesus’ with a big smile!
Chris is loved, missed, cherished, and is now with Jesus; that gives us all comfort. We are so very blessed that he touched our lives and charged us to share the love of the Lord. We will not give up, Chris Bent! Onward we
march our friend, in Jesus mighty name - Amen!

Along with other powerful stories of faith in action you can see a snippet of who Chris was and how he impacted the world on pages 30-35.
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Remember, always keep your faith, prayers work
and miracles really do happen.