EV Build

71Five VoTech – Medford just completed a cooperative project with Medford Online Academy and Central High School to build an electric vehicle kit. During this seven-week endeavor there were many, what we call, Jesus sightings. One of these was the growth seen in a young man named Jason. When he first entered our program he was very shy. When he would speak, it was so soft unless you really leaned in, you could not hear him. As we progressed through the EV car build, Jason was given the assignment to construct the main electric motor control box. This control box is the nerve center for the vehicle. He had many questions at first, but he learned quickly, and the questions became fewer. After several nights the control box was completed and installed on the vehicle. When the taillights were added to the vehicle and the wires ran into the control box Jason again went to work. This time there were no questions from Jason. Then he beamed as he told me how he had relocated some of the previously installed wires to the other side of the connection block to make the connections for the taillights. Finally, we were ready to install the main battery pack and start testing the vehicle. I asked Jason to go through and make one final check of the dozens of wires in the control box. He just smiled and said, “I don’t have to. They are correct.” When we turned on the power it worked flawlessly.
Isn’t it amazing how someone can speak into our lives and encourage us to do things that we would never consider trying? We are wired for so much more than we could ever imagine. We are all like Jason. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
JEFF KEENER,  71Five VoTech Assistant – Medford 
(541) 890-8960 | jeffkeener@71Five.org
“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB