From Grief To Forgiveness
Back in 1987, Methodist Pastor, Reverend Walt Everett’s son, Scott, was shot & killed at the age of 24. For almost a year afterwards, Walt found it difficult to even go through the motions of his work as pastor. It was only when he heard the perpetrator express remorse that Walt felt God nudging him. So Walt began his journey from grief to forgiveness. Walt began to pray, asking God to release him from anger. He found this in corresponding with AND building a relationship with Mike Carlucci, the man who had killed his son, Scott. Eventually, Walt advocated on Mike’s behalf before the Board of Parole. Today, a man whose life has been changed by God, works as a supervisor for a trucking firm back east. Walt is grateful for Mike’s change, but, just as significantly, for his own new life through the power of God’s healing. He continues his ministry as part of a movement of families of homicide victims who advocate for death penalty abolition. The Reverend will be speaking here in Shelby, this coming Tuesday, September 11th at the Shelby United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from noon until 1:30 (free will offering lunch). Reverend Walt will also be appearing around the state in the coming week…Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Choteau (Tuesday evening 9/11 from 7 to 8 at the Choteau United Methodist Church), Great Falls, Belgrade, Livingston, & Billings. Regardless of your views on the death penalty, Tuesday’s noon time event at the Shelby Methodist Church, should be more than worthwhile to hear and learn about “the other side of the story”. Knowledge is power. For more information, contact the Montana Abolition Coalition on the internet or PO Box 332 in Helena, 59624.