An article in Thursday’s Peninsula Clarion (Kenai, Alaska) details a candlelight vigil that was held in Kenai on Wednesday, November 10, to highlight the problem of young people in the community who are homeless. The event was attended by members of Action Youth, the student ministry of the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church (Keith Randall, pastor) in nearby Soldotna, Alaska. Several were quoted in the article, which may be read in its entirety here. Below are some excerpts.
“I know it’s tough for them,” said Dartanian Aldridge, a freshmen at Cook Inlet Academy, who came to the vigil with his youth group from Peninsula Grace Brethren church. …
Several of local church youth groups rallied to support the cause and teenagers and children were at the vigil in force, the cookies and cider being just a perk of participation.
“I think it’s a really big problem that really needs to be solved especially with the harsh winters of Alaska,” said Lauren Countryman, a sophomore at Nikiski High School, who came with Peninsula Grace church. “The more things like this, probably the sooner this can get solved.”