Bro. Harrell Riley from HR Ministries and Torey Hammett were in studio Thursday morning to talk to WPKY about some upcoming events in our area.

There will be a Youth Rally on Wednesday, April 18th, at 6PM at First Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center in downtown Princeton. The rally will include free pizza, giveaways, music, and more and is open to all in the community, including parents, teachers, and ministerial staff. Pre-K to fifth grade students will attend a presentation from the Crazy Tie Guy and those middle school and older will hear a message from Bro. Ken Freeman. Bro. Ken’s message will be about making good choices and will be a continuation of his presentation he’ll give at Caldwell County schools Wednesday afternoon.

Bro. Ken then called into the studio to talk more about his school assembly presentation and the youth rally. Bro. Ken will be going to four area school districts, including Caldwell and Lyon Counties on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17th and 18th. At the schools his presentation will be about “Choices 101” and how every decision we make affects someone or something, our family, friends, or future. He’ll share with students how to make better, powerful choices, instead of bad and stupid choices. He will also share his life story and how his bad decisions were leading him nowhere until one decision changed his life. His presentation at the schools will be motivational but he will invite all students and teachers to attend the youth rally to hear the rest of his story, about who and what changed his life.

There will also be a Youth Rally at Oscar Baptist Church in LaCenter on Tuesday, April 17th, at 6PM for those who may not be able to make it to the rally in Princeton.

Bro. Harrell and Torey then mentioned another event that personally affects Bro. Ken. There will a nation, and world, wide virtual 5K to benefit Bro. Ken’s grandson, Caleb. Caleb, who is 16 years old, suffered severe brain damage after his truck hydroplaned and was hit head on by a semi in December. Caleb is making great strides in the healing process but still has a long way to go and will be in the hospital until May. A 5K in his honor, and to raise money for the family, is scheduled for April 22nd and events are planned in all 50 states and even 12 countries. Here locally there will be a 5K Run/Walk starting at First Baptist Church at 4PM on April 22nd. Those interested in participating can register online at signmeup.com/p4c5k; registration fees are about $38, however, you do not have to register online. Torey stated that those interested can show up at the First Baptist Church parking lot on April 22nd, give a donation, and participate in the event. Online registration is mainly so the family, and those organizing the event, can know how many are participating. Torey also said that food, fellowship, and a short service will be held in the Christian Life Center following the 5K. Caleb’s family posts daily videos of his progress and what’s happening in their lives online and you can follow Caleb’s progress at Pray for Caleb Freeman on Facebook.

Both the Youth Rally and the 5K Run/Walk for Caleb Freeman are open to all in the community who wish to participate. For more information about either events you can call First Baptist Church at 270-365-5591 or HR Ministries at 270-365-6044.

You can also catch the full interview with Bro. Harrell Riley, Torey Hammett, and Bro. Ken Freeman below.

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