Heroes of the week

Posted: Monday, March 15, 2004

My name is Frank Wolaver and I would like to express my gratitude to Nikiski and the Kenai area.

I hitchhiked up here from California 7 1/2 years ago. I arrived strung out on crystal meth and had been a drunk for more than 20 years. When I got here, I was desperately hopeless, and I knew, in my state of mind, that I hadn't long to live.

In Kenai, I met some good Christian people who introduced me to our Savior, Jesus Christ, who in turn gave me hope. I can't put into words the joy and the inexpressible peace that I had when I knew in my heart that my sins were forgiven. From that moment on, I vowed to serve Jesus with my whole heart.

I moved to Nikiski and over the past few years was able to form a ministry called the Good Samaritans. It's a hands-on ministry and we take the talents, abilities and resources that God gave us and use those to help others. In the past few years, I've met and worked with some very wonderful people who not only touched my heart but changed my life, and I hope I've been able to bless others, as well.

The winds of change are blowing, and I'm heading out to Arkansas. I wanted to say thank you to everyone I've met in the last 7 1/2 years in person, but I won't be able to, so I'm hoping this letter will be read by everybody.

This area has been very good to me. It's here that I found life, hope and purpose, and I'm forever grateful.

The Good Samaritan Ministry is left in very capable hands and will continue to be a blessing to this area. So with that said, again, thank you so much. I will miss you all!

Frank Wolaver

My heroes are Brian Hawkins, my grandsons, Sarge Truesdell, Shayne Miller and Justice Miller. They came and shoveled my roof in December. Also my grandsons, Justine and Jerrod Herrmann, who shoveled snow off my deck.

Betty Truesdell

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