“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”
Kevin R Tengesdal’s address with the 2016 Bismarck-Mandan Out of the Darkness Community Walk to help bring awareness to suicide attempts, depression, and PTSD, along with the stigma and silence of men and crisis mental health situations. Continue reading 2016 Bismarck-Mandan Out of the Darkness Community Walk Address
On a warm March day in 1988, there I was, a young 22-year old adventurer, standing alone on a sidewalk under the San Diego sun waiting for a bus. The Navy had just terminated my short career in the military by giving me an honorable discharge, and two intimidating military police unceremoniously escorted me off the base. Riding the bus to the airport as a rebranded civilian, I was ruminating and wondering who I was, where I was from, where I was going. A new chapter was starting in a journey, which began on a small-grains farm in North Dakota. Continue reading The Testimony — Oct 11, 2015
I would like to share with you a story of God’s grace. His deep, mysterious grace, mercy and compassion. I would like to share a story of how His grace collided with my world. Continue reading The Testimony — Oct 20, 2009
Before I begin any deep details, let me introduce myself by way of my biography from the 2006 Tengesdal-Lerfald family history book, “Mountains, Fjords, Prairies”: Continue reading The Entire Story — A Bio
“Behold, my servant is dead. Arise and cross this river” (Joshua 1:2). This is a most difficult letter that must be written. I have put it off long enough and in direct opposition to God’s leading. I must cross this river. This letter is going to family members and to those who have known the past. The outcome from this letter, I hope, is that you will discover enough evidence to convict me of just being a believer in Christ, striving to be pleasing to God alone. Continue reading The Testimony — Feb 21, 1999