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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 prayer.

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 The Lord.

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.

George Miller
Local Christian Pastor
Ketchikan, AK

Received June 30, 2008 - Published June 30, 2009


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