The history of the Paul Anderson Youth Home is rich with amazing people who have given much. It is a wealth of success stories of boys who came to us broken and in need but went on to become assets to their communities, fathers and husbands, successful businessmen, and trusted leaders. At PAYH, we love to celebrate those successes.
As we consider the amazing list of alumni and staff who have helped shape who we are in significant ways, one name shines above most others: Eddie Burris.
Eddie came to the PAYH as a thirteen-year-old in 1964 and has been a major part of our family ever since. He became a staff member in 1971 and has always been a son to both Paul and Glenda. It is evident in every way he lives that the impact of the PAYH on his life is immeasurable.
Rarely in life do we get to see just how much what we do impacts others. With Eddie, however, the PAYH gets to see on a daily basis how the change formed in him as a boy in our program continues to reach beyond him and his family to impact countless others. We would love to share Eddie’s story with you. This video is the first part of a two part series that celebrates the incredible gift God gave us in the form of a thirteen-year-old, red haired boy back in the early 1960’s and the living legacy he has become.
One way to measure the difference made in a life is to see how that difference translates into positive change in the lives of others. Our mission at the Paul Anderson Youth Home is to plant the seeds of God’s word into the lives of our young men and to disciple them in a growing relationship with Him. Our hope is they will share the good seeds planted in them with others, and the change they experienced with us will become a change that grows.
The impact of the PAYH on Eddie’s life cannot be overstated. Now, we want to tell you the next chapter of Eddie’s story, how his life has become a catalyst for change in the lives of countless young men.
Eddie is one of the men that work with the boys in our program at Paul Anderson Youth Home.