by Diann Noles
Public Relations Director, Teen Challenge of Arizona
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft addressed 700 guests at Tucson, Arizona’s 14th annual Good Friday Breakfast on April 6, 2012 at the Tucson Convention Center.
With his characteristic humor, candor and heart, Mr. Ashcroft urged each person to daily pick up his cross and persevere through the trials and tribulations. Focusing on the role Simon of Cyrene played on the road to Golgotha, he encouraged each to recognize and fulfill his purpose, even in the midst of persecution.
“Over the years, Teen Challenge has appreciated the support and endorsement of Mr. Ashcroft, particularly while in the office of Attorney General,” said Rev. Snow Peabody, Teen Challenge of Arizona State Executive Director and National Representative to Washington D.C.
Teen Challenge of Arizona was well represented at the breakfast by Rev. Peabody, Ladelle Peabody, State Music Director, Rev. Jeff Richards, State Director of Operations, Jon Ellingson, Tucson Men’s Induction Center Director, Diann Noles, State Public Relations Director, Anya Thompson, Tucson Center Public Relations Representative, and Tucson Center staff member Kris Williamson.