Video of our MiracleBoy Hollis, who was given only 3 days to live at birth. A miracle healing and 18 years later, and Hollis is graduating high school, having lettered in basketball his senior year. Music by older brother, Luke Kirschke.
On Sept. 9, 2016 our son Hollis, turning 19 and having just graduated high school, entered the Basic Training (Boot Camp) phase of the ALERT program (Air Land Emergency Resource Team). He was very excited since the general training that ALERT offers as well its special training in Aquatics seemed to offer him the experience he desires to prepare for the NAVY. This video has cuts from ALERT'S promotional video (used by permission), but exactly 2 minutes into it features LIVE FOOTAGE from HOLLIS' INDUCTION CEREMONY.
After that segment there is further footage of specialized areas of ALERT training, such as fire-fighting, EMS, property maintenance, Aquatics rescue, etc. The ALERT training program offers ample opportunities for the daily application and integration of the Christian Life Principles they teach into the trainees' lives. We have been privileged to see the results of that training in the lives of young men who graduate their program when two teams came from the ALERT training facility in Big Sandy, Texas, to volunteer with Samaritan's Purse in its disaster relief project to renovate and rebuild the StraightWay facilities whose dorms were devestated from water damage when the roofs were destroyed by Hurricane IKE and subsequent smaller storms. We need more volunteers in this renovation effort, so if you can help, please apply at the Samaritan's Purse site at spvolunteernetwork.samaritanspurse.org/straightway-training-center-rebuild/
Enjoy the video, and please keep Hollis in your prayers if the Lord brings him to your remembrance ... I know he would appreciate it. He loves the Lord a lot, and is seeking to know and training TO DO His will. Thanks for taking the time to watch this informative video, and may the Lord bless you!
(If you know someone who might also need or desire this type of training, ALERT's website address is included in the video.)
Hollis wanted to enter the ALERT Training Program in preparation for the Navy, and maybe eventually the Navy Seals. ALERT offers training in Emergency Air & Land Rescue, including EMS, fire-fighting, scuba-diving (Aquatics) and other areas of special emergency relief services/resources. Their 2,250-acre campus has an air strip for its 3 planes, and plenty of space and facilities for training necessary. The Basic Training (Boot Camp) is the 1st Phase of Training and lasts 9 weeks. Your prayers for him are appreciated.
(For more info on ALERT, see the Video "Hollis Enters ALERT Training," which has both this Induction Ceremony and introductory footage from ALERT's promotional video "Strong To Serve.")
Clips of some of David Kirschke's children (Rebekah, Ashley, Jordan) and grandchildren (Cade, Sarah and Guyon) sharing birthday wishes with miscellaneous photos through the last 40 years of David's life---raising a family and ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Created by Rebekah Kirschke and Dana Esposito)