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Guest speaker Terri Hubbard of the Way of God Apostolic Church addresses an audience of approximately 200 at the 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast. The event was held in Thomas Hall at Kenyon College.
Guest speaker Terri Hubbard of the Way of God Apostolic Church addresses an audience of approximately 200 at the 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast. The event was held in Thomas Hall at Kenyon College. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 22, 2013 7:53 am EST

 

GAMBIER — “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will,” said the late Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech delivered in 1968.

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And getting to that point was the message guest speaker Terri Hubbard of the Way of God Apostolic Church delivered at the 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast.

“I want to encourage you here today. We have to get to the place where it doesn’t matter,” she stated.

Hubbard reviewed King’s speech, explaining how it inspired her. She was struck that he said he would be happy, actually happy, if God allowed him to live a few more years in the late 20th century, despite that “the world is messed up, the nation is sick,” and “trouble is in the land.”

“He could say he was happy,” Hubbard added, “because Dr. King lived the purpose for which he was created. Most of us live through life and we don’t come close to the purpose for which God created us.”

“He stared down the face of the enemy ... he was so clear and that was the key to his greatness. The creator didn’t make any ordinary people,” she continued, “Everything God created is extraordinary.”

Her address brought the point to the theme of this year’s event: “Together we can achieve the extraordinary.”

Hubbard pointed out that King made over 2,500 speeches and wrote five books.

 

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