I would like to thank Brenda Boyce from the Gladwin Church of the Nazarene for inviting me to be the keynote speaker for their Ladies’ Night Out Event. Prayer was the topic for the night. We discussed the types (vocal, meditative, contemplative) and forms (praise, thanksgiving, intercessory, contrition) of prayer. I shared the lessons I learned and how prayer brought glimmers of peace to our distraught family throughout our Vegas Crisis. The ladies were wonderful hosts. The food was delicious, the fellowship was warm, and music was uplifting!
Nate gave a great witness talk last night at Camp Rotary’s Summer Camp Vespers Service. Troops that were camping from all over the state came together for the weekly program. Chaplin Curtis discussed faith and how God puts the Super into the Natural. After setting the stage with a very thoughful introduction, Curtis then asked Nate to speak. Although he was a little nervous at first, Nate did a beautiful job encouraging the boys to live by the Boy Scout Law, learn from other people’s mistakes, spend quality time with family, and keep God the number one priority because life is short and not many people are blessed with a second chance. I could not have been more proud…Great job Nate!!
What a fantastic Saturday, thanks to a wonderful group of people from Our Lady of Hope Parish in Clare, MI. A big shout out to Donna and her team of ladies who arranged for me to present Finding Hope on Vegas to a large crowd. During the presentation we discussed the types of prayer and how it is instrumental in helping people deal with life’s unexpected.
After the presentation the ladies provided a delightful brunch which allowed me to meet many people and hear their own touching stories.
As a bonus, I sold more than fifty Finding Hope on Vegas books. I am humbled by such a response! God is good! May the Good Lord continue to bless Our Lady of Hope Parish as they strive to bring others to Christ.
A big shout out to Judy McKenna, Director of Nursing Education, for inviting me to come and speak with the Nursing students at Alma College. Finding Hope on Vegas was a required read last fall for many students in the Alma Nursing program. I can not wait to hear the students’ perspectives on the book and answer their questions. Wish me luck!
February 5, 2018
Q&A Presentation to Nursing Students
Nate’s bull riding accident is the fall 2017 cover story for the Saginaw Faith magazine. Author Erika Hirschman does a great job summarizing the events documented in Finding Hope on Vegas. Thanks to Sarah Moore Kuschell for the fantastic pictures in the hops field.
Click here to read the article (FYI you may need to click the Adobe button).
Nathan and his bull riding accident were featured in Michigan Blood’s August cover story. It is a great article that emphasizes the importance of donating blood. Donating is an easy way to save a life! You can view the article in full here.
To learn more about the details of the accident and his miraculous recovery check out the book Finding Hope on Vegas