When someone is texting and driving, bad things can happen, and they did for Ian's younger sister. She was hit by a car driven by a young man texting and driving. Seriously injured, she spent some time in the hospital. During that time it was discovered that she needed a heart transplant. No small item for a girl who was about 10 yrs. old at the time. Several years later now she is doing well.
A large part of Ian's 9 Minute LIfe-Direction revolved around faith. You have to have faith in God during the hard times. Faith brings you through car accidents, heart transplants and watching friends die in gang violence. Faith will keep you from falling too deep into trouble if you follow hard after God.
Preach with the way you live your life might be a good way to sum up Ian's 9 minute speech. He finished with one of his trademark rap songs that used a bible verse. Mark 16:15 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition "And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]." Ian spoke to his peers in a powerful way. He impacted young and old with a life impacting message. Thanks Ian, Jesus loves you and so do we! #JLYASDW
It only takes $5 a week to sponsor a guy at BWAP. What does $5 get? Two hours of exercise, a home-style dinner and a 9 Minute Life-Direction Speech from a guest Speaker. Thursday night at BWAP is only one night that opens the door to a relationship for life. Some guys are even provided with transportation to and from the gym. You can give any amount, one kind lady gave $10 this week.
Thank you to everybody who has prayed, volunteered, and donated to youth With A Purpose. #JLYASDW