LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- As we approach the Fourth of July we want to take time to honor our military. Adam Brown is one of the countless soldiers who have died fighting for our country. Sunday morning, the parents of the SEAL Team Six member spoke during services at Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit.
Navy SEAL Chief Brown was killed fighting in Afghanistan on March 17, 2010.
“He was in a point of safety and his men became under fire," said Brown’s mother Janice Brown. She said her son was killed after coming out to help his fellow comrades. “Adam took mortal wounds," she said.
The couple said their mission now is to glorify God.
“We feel like Adam served a purpose and God's purpose was for him to honor him and that's why we're here," said Larry Brown, Adam’s father.
The Browns said before joining the Navy, their son wasn't always a model citizen. In college he got hooked on drugs and went to jail several times before finding his faith.
“While in jail he found Jesus Christ or Jesus found him," said Larry.
His story is chronicled in the book, “Fearless” by Eric Blehm.
“I read the book, “Fearless” and learned of Adam Brown's story over a year ago, it was such a compelling, inspiring story, a real-life story," said Lead Pastor Phil Hopper at Abundant Life Church.
Hopper said the Sunday service honoring our military is one they do every year.
“It's a time to remember that what we have today was paid for dearly in the sweat, in the tears, in the sacrifice in the blood of others we should never take it for granted," said Hopper.
More than 3,000 people attended Sunday’s multiple church services.
To learn more about Adam’s story, please visit this link.
The book, “Fearless” is sold in stores and online.
Abundant Life Church is located at 414 SW Persels Road in Lee’s Summit.