The young man pictured above is who asked for this banquet. He was recently arrested, and reached out for help. Two of our Heroes answered, and this young man's life is changed. It has been such a joy to be around this group of children and see them take these opportunities to lead and serve...and they are different as a result.
Here is his speech from last night:
I wish you could have been with me over the past few months to see how this group of young people have grown and responded to the challenges and opportunities put before them. I'm so proud!
Here is the speech of Michael, a student at AMI Kids. Michael's life is on such a good trajectory, and when you here his story, you'll see why. We're proud of you, Michael!
The children of our city are asking for people to come along side them, to walk with them and show them the way to a life of value and opportunity. Their gratitude for the servant leaders, like my beloved friend, Willie King, is beautiful.
So, if you're reading this, get in the game! Homework Night is every Monday...I'll see you there.
We will be posting more of the videos and stories of their night over the next day or so, so stay tuned.
Here are some more (all are short, about 4 minutes each): (To see the videos in full size, click over to our YouTube channel here.)
Our two special Heroes, Bobby Dower and Lt. Jame Stewart (great men!):
Mr. Billy Navarre shares about who Willie King is:
Willie King's talk (always wonderful!):
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