Have you ever stopped and really thought about how your life is comprised of many “snapshots”. We come to realize that high school can set the scene for the rest of our lives. How our movie “real” plays out, depends on the decision we make. Students of Chino High walked among their groups of friends, trailing toward the exits of their high school. And then, there was The Whosoevers. Co-founder of The Whosoevers, Ryan Ries, talks about this war in the minds of our youth.
The challenges that are presented through peer-pressure and misleading impressions of our media. Ryan empowers the youth to go against the popular message of sex and drugs. Most of the “cool” kids he knew are now either dead, imprisoned, or in rehab. This is usually how the story ends, but for those that seek truth can live on!Jimmy Brown of the band DOSE shares his compelling story about his mother who committed suicide when he was 10 years old. He shares his troubling spirit of depression and suicide. The song “God Complex” share the war that happens in our minds. So many struggle with these real life situations.
Later, I was able to talk to a group of ladies and ask what they thought about The Whosevers coming to their school. Genesis, Kaylee, Eileen, Andrea, and Valerie all shared their appreciation for the “Kill the Noise” tour and said it was so awesome to be part of a happy message. Genesis was in awe that a group of Whosoevers would even care to bring a message of love to a high school. We ended the day with giving away some cool stuff with autographs from the band DOSE and Pro Freestyle Motocross Rider Ronnie Faisst. We also handed out “The Life Book,” which contains a quick look at the New Testament and the entire book of John (ESV).
Annette Allen, advisor of the Christian club on campus stated “I saw people listening that I would have never guessed… and that thrilled me… never ever dreamed this one girl… I know she was broken.”It’s amazing to see what God is doing with the “Kill the Noise” tour! He is healing the broken-hearted, inspiring our youth, and empowering this generation.
Photos: Isaac Martinez
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