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Cassie's Story
The Inspiration behind the Challenge

In memory of...

Cassie Bernall
17 Years Old
November 6, 1981 - April 20, 1999
Columbine High School
Littleton, Colorado

Her Story
Cassie Bernall stared down a gun barrel and declared her faith in God before she was killed. The character she displayed with those few words expresses what many people have prayed for through the centuries: the ability to deal with death, suffering, and loss still believing in God.

So where was God on April 20, 1999, when 13 innocent people were murdered? This is what the world is asking. Is there anyone out there who can give an answer? Yes, you can. What satan meant for evil, God turned around for good. Use this 40-Day Challenge, dedicated to Cassie Bernall and the others, to demonstrate your faith. Satan, because he is nearsighted and lacks self-control, could never have predicted the impact of this horrible move. Is there even one student, teacher, or principal who has not been stirred by this tragedy? All eyes are looking for the answer. Thousands of people are looking to God for the answer. ...unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24

Cassie spoke at her own funeral. Two days before she died, she had a part in a church video in which teens spoke of their faith. "I just tried not to contradict myself, to get rid of all the hypocrisy, and just live for Christ." Her radiant face, smiling larger than life, was seen on a huge video screen. She had no way of knowing she soon would be known worldwide as the Colorado girl who died for Christ.

In honor of those individuals who bravely faced death, whose lives touched the hearts of a nation, and whose passing changed the world, The "Yes, I Believe in God" 40-Day Challenge is dedicated to those who lost their lives at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colorado:

Cassie Bernall
Steven Curnow
Corey DePooter
Kelly Fleming
Matthew Kechter
Daniel Mauser
Daniel Rohrbough
David Sanders
Rachel Scott
Isaiah Shoels
John Tomlin
Lauren Townsend
Kyle Velasquez