I'm from Maine where beards are required. Duke is the only other male in our home and he has some terrific whiskers. My first time shaving was in Belize in 1988. Year Beard is a fundraising idea I've been considering since 2014. I am so thankful for the men who have joined in this challenge to benefit world missions. My wife, Jill, and I served as missionaries in Tanzania many years ago. Personally, I hope that after 12 months of growth I will resemble Grizzly Adams although my dislike for the mustache may leave me looking like our Amish friends and neighbors. My father, Rev. Timothy P. Story, had an epic beard that he seemed to be able to grow overnight. Lord let me be as faithful in life and service as he was.