WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship & Prayer Breakfast to commemorate the life of the civil rights icon was held at the MPEC Saturday morning.
Guest woke up early on a windy weekend for the 30th annual prayer breakfast for Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. None as early as Keynote speaker, Johnathan Evans, who traveled from Dallas the morning of the event. He says this was an invitation he couldn’t decline.
“I came today because it is a great cause and to celebrate the life of MLK and his impact in our lives and how we can use that to impact the lives of others,” Evans said.
Evans serves as the Chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys, in addition to being an author, mentor, and speaker. In his message, he talked the legacy that MLK has created and encouraged the room to question what legacy they will leave.
“It's about impact, it about the fact that we are here to serve the purposes of God which always includes impacting the next generation and the generation that we are placed in an MLK did the greatest job of that he’s a trailblazer, pioneer of freedom, equality, and unity,” Evans said
Senior, at Hirschi High school, Isaiah Eugene gave tribute to King by praising his role models, his teachers, coach, and his father. He also expressed a desire to see people connect more in the community like King would have wanted.
“Anything that we can to just show our face and our love to the cultures that are putting forth the effort to make us better, so we can just make our whole community better,” Eugene said.
After a soul-stirring message and powerful notes sang by Mrs. Nesbitt, the scholarships were given. 14 students received funds ranging from $250 to over 6 thousand.
This event was put on by Martin Luther King Center with the help of local churches and various other organizations. The tickets purchased for the event helped fund the scholarships.
Martin Luther King Jr birthdays will be observed Monday the 21st.