After hearing the tragic story of Siran Stacy who lost 4 of 5 children and his wife in a tragic auto accident, Rev. Wendell Brown began to pray about having Siran share his story with his congregation. As he began to pray, the Lord made it clear to him that an event should be started called Tragedy Into Triumph to allow people the opportunity to hear the change that God can bring to a person’s life, in spite of tragic, or horrific circumstances. From it’s beginnings Tragedy Into Triumph has been geared to take the worst of the world (Sin, Addiction, Pain, Loss, Depression, Pornography, etc.), and allow God the opportunity to work through someone else’s tragedy to bring Triumph.
A nationwide simulcast event being broadcast from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and hosted locally at:
Whitehorse Church of the Nazarene 2111 Centennial Street Tuesday to Thursday / March 17 to 19 / 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
March 17 Pattie Mallette (Mother of Justin Bieber)
Most people only know her as Justin Bieber's mom, but Pattie Mallette has had an incredible journey of her own. Many people have heard of her son's rags to riches triumph. A few know she was a teen mom who had to overcome a drug and alcohol addiction. Even fewer know the rest of her story. Pattie will share with the world the story of an abused girl who felt abandoned and unloved. Of a teenager who made poor choices. Of a young woman who attempted suicide and could hardly bear to believe that God would ever care for her. One who messed up, got pregnant, and got a second chance. Every person who hears her story will be encouraged by her example that what was once broken can become whole. Pattie's story will inspire you to believe that even in the darkest of places, there's always hope. For those who feel unlovable, there's always love. And for those who believe they're a lost cause, there's always room for another chance.
March 18 Kylie Bisutti (Former Victoria's Secret Model)
At 19, she beat out 10,000 other girls to win a modeling contract with Victoria's Secret. But after realizing her life long dream, she could not reconcile her new career with her decision to follow Christ. She made the decision to quit modeling for Victoria's Secret and decided to become a role model for young girls struggling with attention from a skewed self image. Come hear how God changed her life from Tragedy Into Triumph!
March 19 Justin Wren (UFC/MMA Fighter)
Almost a decade ago the world got to know Justin Wren through his successful mixed martial arts career in the UFC – from starring in the Spike reality show “The Ultimate Fighter,” to becoming a dominating force in the heavyweight division, to his MMA record of 15-2. Today, the world knows this 6-foot-3-inch, 265-pound fighter for the size of his heart. Following a six-year struggle with addiction and depression in his early career, Justin stepped away from MMA to seek out purpose and passion for his life. What he found was a forgotten tribe of Mbuti Pygmies deep in the jungles of the Congo, beaten down by economic enslavement, disease, and hopelessness. Through his Fight for the Forgotten initiative, 1,500 members of this formerly enslaved people group are now free and flourishing on 3,000 acres of their own land with access to clean water and their own farms.