Beginnings 

 

 
 

Jordan Stroman

Founder and resident blogger

 

Live Alive began in 2014

Jordan Stroman had a dream to fly across the country.

Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal, but traveling isn’t convenient when you come with a 400 lb electric wheelchair, assistive breathing equipment, and a plethora of other necessary gadgets.

Jordan harbored a fear of the unknown. “Could I actually do this?” The fear was keeping her from jumping in.

 
 

In the spring of this year, a group of us chose to say no fear, to embrace the unknown and to step into risk for the sake of adventure. Each of us had valid reasons to walk away from this opportunity: we were dealing with illnesses, injuries, and financial burdens. It would have been easy to back out of our plans and stay home, but something told us to press in, to climb the mountain because the view from the summit was going to be spectacular.

37642936_437079886776870_172112894467506176_n.jpg

On February 28th, 2014, we left Orlando and flew across the country to San Diego, CA. This five-day journey of new experiences, unexpected surprises and new friendships has forever changed our lives and refocused our hearts on what is most important. Our leap of faith to the west coast taught us that life is so full of beautiful opportunity and that fear will do all it can to latch on and pull us down.

We learned to push through fear and step into the risk of uncomfort. We were created to dream and to tenaciously seek making those dreams a reality. When we pursue the dreams that are inside of us and live into those things that fill us with life and meaning, the world will begin to change.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Jordan then decided to partner with friends to not only accomplish her dream, but to form a community of people who committed to Overcome Fear, Embrace Community, and Live Alive.

In 2017 after several events at UCF, the Live Alive team made some big changes and decided to launch a podcast. The Live Alive podcast was born in partnership with Cru, and the organization broadened to create a way for people to experience the Abundant Life and to learn together what it means to have the kind of life that Jesus wants for us.