Wow, did you Catch the Wave?
By George Miller
June 30, 2009
A picture on the front page of The
Daily News offered a glimpse of what happened Monday June
29th , here in Ketchikan.
Weeks of intensive planning and coordination has been underway
getting ready for Catch The Wave to arrive. KIC and some local
churches worked wonderfully together on this event. Monday morning
550 people from all over the world arrived on the Sapphire Princess
cruise ship, specifically to bless our city. They arrive packing
large bags and suitcases filled with new clothing for all ages.
Boots, coats, socks, hats, new undergarment and much more, were
given. As the day began we moved in a prayer procession completely
surrounding the block where City Hall, The City Police, and The
Fire Department reside downtown. We then proclaimed numerous
blessing and prayers over Ketchikan and all aspects of life in
our town. We included the State Building in our prayers. The
large force of international Christians then moved all around
with tours and prayer excursions, blanketing this place with
Later at City Park the combined teams of KIC , Local Churches,
Catch The Wave Volunteers and 14 youth traveling with Youth with
a Mission, YWAM , began cooking hundreds of 1/3 pound burgers
and manning tables of thousands of free items brought in by Catch
The Wave. There was a tent set aside to pray for anyone who
might have a need, it was a busy place.
Professional studio musicians from Los Angeles began to offer
great upbeat music, then auditioned young people to do a song
contest. The song contest was great fun and the winner received
a top level IPOD as a cool prize. The City Park was full of
people having a good time, basking in the atmosphere of love
and blessing. As some traveling Christian leaders gave some
brief words of testimony and encouragement , some folks responded
and received specific prayer for healing or other needs.
We had a drawing for 25 pairs of extra tough rubber boots and
that was exciting fun. The band struck up high level praise
music and many kids were out there in a fun circle dancing with
joy, as well as some irrepressible adults who just love to praise
Huge thanks to Catch The Wave, Ketchikan Indian Community, YWAM,
and local Churches and volunteers for hosting and helping with
an event that brought blessing hope to Ketchikan. Above all,
Thanks and Praise to Jesus Christ for motivating His people to
do wonderful acts of kindness all over the world.
Local Christian Pastor
Received June 30, 2008 - Published
June 30, 2009
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