Saturday, August 13, 2016

Vedron Bordeaux is Men's Prayer Breakfast Speaker at St. Francis of Assisi

"For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory." 1Thessalonians 2:11-12

We are pleased to extend an invitation to all men of the Prairie View community to the Men's Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at the church on 204 Dooley St. in Prairie View, Texas.

This month's featured speaker is Vedron Bordeaux, Assistant Fire Chief for the Prairie View Volunteer Firefighter Association. Bordeaux was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in New York and North Carolina. He graduated from Pender high school in Burgaw, North Carolina and later received a diploma in industrial electricity from Cape Fear Technical Institute.

Bordeaux returned to New York in his early twenties and began his workforce career as an electrician helper with electrical contractors before joining the City of New York Transit Authority. While working for the City of New York, Bordeaux obtained his paramedic certification from Long Island College in Queens, New York. After 11 years with the city of New York Transit Authority Mr. Bordeaux left New York to begin his fire service career in Texas In 2002 Mr. Bordeaux obtained his basic fire certification from Desoto fire academy in Desoto, Texas and moved to Houston, Texas where he was employed as a firefighter/paramedic with Bellaire fire department in Texas. After 5 years with Bellaire fire department, he accepted a position as a firefighter/paramedic with Pearland fire department in Pearland Texas. Mr. Bordeaux stayed with Pearland fire department for 7 years where he retired as a firefighter and paramedic-driver operator.

After retirement, Mr. Bordeaux accepted a position as a faculty fire instructor with Houston Community College where he currently train students to become certified firefighters in the state of Texas.

Bordeaux educational studies continue later on in life when he attended San Jacinto Community College in 2002 obtaining an associate degree in fire technology /paramedic. He also holds the bachelor’s degree in fire science management and business administration from n Northwood University and the master’s degree in fire and emergency management administration from Oklahoma State University.

Bordeaux has received several recognition for his service over the years to include firefighter of the year and the chief special achievement award from the Bellaire fire department and firefighter of the year award from Pearland Bordeaux joined Prairie View Fire Department in 2014 and currently holds the rank and position as assistant chief, training coordinator and fire inspector. Mr. Bordeaux loves bowling, softball, football, fishing, volunteering his time with prairie view fire department, traveling, teaching, and enjoying retirement. His faith in God is his motivation to live life to its fullest and to help others.

All concerned men of the community are invited to attend free breakfast and fellowship. PLEASE call 936-857-3272 or email: stfrancispv@sbcglobal.net to confirm attendance. We look forward to your joining us for this important activity.

We also invite you to participate in our Christian Education and Bible Study on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Come learn the word and share in the fellowship.

"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love." Francis of Assisi

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