We spent last night in the beautiful Wrangell, AK. Just google Wrangell and look and see how beautiful it is. It's an island. If you think your from a small town where everyone knows everyone, you haven't seen anything yet. This town is so small that they sell birthday calendars with everyone in towns birthday on it. Completely crazy.
We spent our night at the Grand View Bed and Breakfast. Right on the ocean and it was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen. Completely amazing. What was more amazing than the scenery was the people. Every single person involved with bringing us in treated us like family.
The people of Wrangell really needed to hear Bob and AJ's message of hope. Even with all the beauty there are a lot of problems with depression and suicide with both the youth and the adults alike. We were informed that last year a girl named Amy took her own life. The anniversary of her death was the day after we were there. So needless to say it was on a lot of peoples mind. It's such a tragic story. Amy was captain of the volleyball team, great student, beautiful, and had a great family. Deep down she was struggling. So tragic.
We were brought in because a gentleman saw Bob at Creation West. He heard Bob's message there and knew he had to bring him in. I'll leave him nameless because I don't know if he would be comfortable of me telling his story. This gentleman took a rough road to Christ. Spent his early years drinking, doing drugs, dealing drugs. His marriage fell apart and his kids had a very hard time with it and struggle with their own depression. He reformed himself and found Jesus. Like I said the town was small so everyone knows his earlier life. He told me that they are not forgiving so he also struggles with depression. Please pray for him and his family.
School programs went great. AJ warmed the crowd up and laughed. Bob killed it as always. We invited them all back for the rally at night. Little did we know it was Midnight Madness in Wrangell! Which started at 6:00 and ended at 7:30! Everyone was "downtown" and they lit the Christmas tree, singing Christmas carols, and having a blast. We started it off with a moment of prayer which was refreshing. They also told everyone to come down to the high school for our evening rally! I had a completely amazing time and I felt like I was in a Christmas movie.
We had 180 kids during our school programs. Now, we usually have about 25% of the kids come back for the evening program. We had over 250 people show up!! 139%! AMAZING.....what kind of stunk about it was that the school payed for all of the program and they wanted a secular message. It kills Bob and AJ not to talk about Jesus but they still have an important message to send, you are valuable and that life is a precious gift.
After the evening rally a young girl told Bob that just 8 days before our program she wrote her suicide letter. She found hope in the message and is seeking out help. Please please please please pray for this young girl.
Thank you to everyone from Wrangell that made us feel like family. It truly was one of the best days of my life. Life Promotions does such great work and I'm completely honored to be a part of it.
Bob and AJ are speaking and performing for 2 church services and we are having an evening rally!
Keep praying that lives with be changed!