Friday, June 24, 2011

David Wilkerson killed in car crash!

Today, while going through a stack of mail, I opened the envelope of what I thought would be the newsletter from "World Challenge" Ministry with its monthly sermon by David Wilkerson.

But, instead of the sermon, there was a brochure with a full page picture of David Wilkerson and the tragic news about his death on April 27, 2011.

If that date seems somewhat familiar to you, it should.  It was during that time that many tornados were tearing through Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and other places.

Indeed, one of the tornadoes went through the area where we live and among other things, a humongous oak tree was uprooted and fell in our backyard.  Now that I correlate that event with David Wilkerson's home going, it seems that not one but two mighty oaks fell on that day.

David Wilkerson was perhaps best known for his book, The Cross and a Switchblade, which was made into a movie starring Pat Boone.

He also began many ministries including Teen Challenge, World Challenge, the Times Square Church, Please Pass the Bread, and many others. 

For more information about his life and death, HERE'S THE LINK