By: Brittany Winfield, Mid-America Union Outlook, courtesy Adventist Review
Skylar Robinson, a 17-year-old member of Tabernacle of Praise Church in Spanish Lake, Missouri, United States, wanted to make a difference after seeing her peers losing their lives to gun violence.
“We’re losing too many young people. I became fed up when Jurnee Thompson, an innocent eight-year-old girl, was shot along with four other victims in a parking lot near Soldan High School on August 23, 2019,” Robinson said. Jurnee died from her injuries.
“I ran into my mother’s room and told her about the shooting. With tears in my eyes, I told my mom, ‘This has to stop!’ Her response was, ‘What can you do about it? It’s the world we live in.’ At that moment, I felt motivated to make a difference,” Robinson said.