Civic leaders honored at annual Prayer Breakfast

first_imgWhen it comes to overcoming adversities, Jon Sheptock offers a lifetime of examples.Born with no arms and a right leg that ended up 6 inches shorter than his left, Sheptock told his story Friday morning at the 12th annual Clark County Mayors’ and Civic Leaders’ Prayer Breakfast.A group of more than 700 attendees listened to Sheptock’s journey to God, which began when he was rejected by his birth parents in New Jersey. Shortly after, he was adopted into a family of 34 children, with Sheptock being one of the couple’s 27 adopted children.Despite having grown up in the large and loving family, Sheptock endured years of bullying and depression, which led him to nearly end his life.“I finally realized that all I had to do was ask my Creator and he would help me through,” he said. “Nobody has offered me the hope that Jesus Christ has offered me.”He has made it his career to travel around the country, sharing his story as a way to inspire and spread God’s word. Sheptock pointed out God worked through many “idiots” in the Bible, including murderers, adulterers and people considered crazy.last_img

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