I'm a Davy Crockett fan. I enjoy reading about my fellow Tennessean who was a legendary frontiersman and popular U.S. congressman. He also was one of the brave men who died defending the Alamo. Was Davy a believer in Jesus? I'm not sure, but from his writings and his character, I would say there is strong evidence that he believed in God. So, at the Alamo, as he was facing death at the hands of Santa Anna's Mexican army, was Crockett drawn closer to the Lord during those final hours? I don't know. But, in today's Footsteps, Olesya Vasylenko of TWR-Ukraine tells a story that is reminiscent of the Alamo. For several months, Ukrainian soldiers held off wave after wave of attacks by Pro-Russian troops. In January of 2015, the last Ukrainian soldiers were killed. But, in their final hours, they were listening to sermons from Charles Stanley and taking turns praying for each other. What a story! While we may not know about the spiritual condition of the men at the Alamo, we do know that many of the couragious Ukrainians who took their last stand at Donetsk looked to God for help and hope.
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(Photo of TWR's Leila Coblentz, Andy Napier, Olesya Vasylenko of TWR Ukraine, and TWR President Lauren Libby)