Hope 2011 is set for Sunday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Pastor David Powell is the Master of Ceremonies.
Sponsored by the Macon Christian Ministerial Association, Hope 2011 will present author and speaker Kristen Jane Anderson of “Reaching You Ministries.”
Kristen Anderson was only 17 years old on the January night she laid across train tracks not far from her home and expected to die. Three friends and her grandmother had died within two years, and she had been raped by a trusted friend. She soon spiraled into a seemingly bottomless depression that led her to a fatal choice. So begins “Life In Spite of Me” (May 4, 2010, Multnomah Books), the true account of an inspiring tragedy-to-triumph story.