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‘Invasion’ meant to inspire young people to seek better way of life

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By Sharon Graves

An invasion of sorts is coming to the Family Worship Center, and young people from sixth-grade up to age 25 are invited to attend.

The Invasion Tour, a division of Go-Ministries, will bring its high-energy traveling show to the church, located on State Hwy. 227, in Carrollton, on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14. The show begins each evening at 7 p.m., with a pre-service prayer at 6:15 p.m.

The Invasion Tour includes a Christian-rock band, skits and a short dramatic play.

Danielle Nickels, 19, a 2007 Carroll County High School graduate, is a member of Go-Ministries and is working as assistant youth pastor at Family Worship. She served an internship with Go-Ministries, based in Mora, Minn., a year ago, and attended the Five-Fold Academy. She said the academy was like Bible school on steroids.

Nickels said she was raised in a church and prior to hooking up with Go-Ministries, she went through a very rebellious stage. She finally decided that she no longer wanted to feel hopeless.

“I knew there was more inside of me,” she said. “I didn’t want to feel hopeless. I didn’t want to feel like a wreck all the time. I chose to make a change.”

Her work with Go-Ministries has helped her with her own struggles. “Often it comes down to a choice,” Nickels said. “I blamed it on [other] people, but ultimately it came down to me making a decision. For me to get out, it didn’t matter who said anything to me, I had to choose to get out of the situation I was in.”

“I feel like I’ve been called to the ministry,” Nickels said. “I’m where I wanted to end up.”

In turn, she hopes the Invasion Tour will give other teens the hope and vision that there is another way through life’s difficulties besides using drugs, alcohol and participating in other elicit behavior.

“Every generation is responsible for reaching its own generation,” Nickels said, quoting Pastor Steve Munds, Go-Ministries founder.