Thanks to all of you who braved the weather to attend Forgive + Remember. Special thanks to Pastor John Brooks and the Macedonia Baptist Church family for hosting. Thanks to KC metro Chick-Fil-A® operators for providing a delicious lunch for 1,000+ people. And finally, thank you to the dozens of “Friend” churches, organizations & individuals who supported this important KC Gospel Event.
We were all moved by the powerful true stories of grace & forgiveness that can only be found in Jesus Christ. First we heard from Jameel McGee & Andrew Collins, who shared about how a falsely accused convict came to befriend the crooked cop who arrested him and sent him to prison for 4 years. Then we experienced the amazing story of Ike Brown, who found the mercy to not only forgive the man who murdered his son, but then go on to adopt him as his own! That man, Takoya Criner, sent a heartfelt personal letter to us from his prison cell. For those of you who may want to write Takoya a letter, his address is listed below. We know he would appreciate any words of love & encouragement, as he serves the 3 life sentences imposed for his crimes.
Thank you again for joining us on this journey of reconciliation.
John E. Goode Pre-Trial Detention Facility
ATTN: Takoya Criner – Jail #2013006445
500 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202