What We Do
The Sgt. Mark P. Adams Foundation works to honor the memory of the fallen by Making a Difference in the lives of others and by sharing the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ.
While a student at Cary High School, Sgt. Mark P. Adams participated on the school’s wrestling team and developed a passion for the sport. After his initial enlistment, he returned home and was a volunteer with his former coach.
Continuing his passion for helping and positively influencing middle and high school students, the Make A Difference ministry organizes and hosts Christian based wrestling clinics by providing opportunities to develop wrestling skills and techniques while showing students the difference God can make in their lives. The theme of the clinics is “Turning Tragedy into Triumph”.
In October 2004, Phillip and Rene’ Adams, parents of Sgt. Mark P. Adams participated in a mission trip to Peru and felt a connection to the people of Peru, specifically with the Quechua people in Huaraz and Recuay. During their trip, while traveling through the mountains, Phillip was moved that many of the homes in the area had no electricity or running water, and many of the children did not have proper shoes and clothing. The Passion for Peru Ministry, focuses on organizing charitable and evangelistic mission trips to the country of Peru. Phillip and Rene’ return at least twice a year (Spring and Fall) to lead trips to minister not only to the physical needs by providing clothing, shoes and food, but also the spiritual needs by evangelizing, training pastors, starting churches and supporting local pastors.