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Thursday, July 7, 2011

7th Annual NightVision Festival Advocates Sanctity of Human Life
Guests to Include Featured Artists Casting Crowns, MercyMe

By Michael Ireland
Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service

NASHVILLE, TN (ANS) -- Drawing more than 25,000 attendees in 2010, NightVision Festival is an evangelical tool geared toward community outreach, sharing the Gospel, and offering Jesus Christ to the western slope of Colorado. Using various forms of entertainment, it is intended to bring families together in unity.

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Now, Praise Him Ministries will present the 7th Annual NightVision Festival at Olathe Community Park in Olathe, Colorado on July 8-9. This year's event will center around a sanctity of life message and highlight speakers from the pro-life ministry Priests for Life as well as guest artists including GRAMMY Award-winning group Casting Crowns.

NightVision 2011 will showcase a top-notch speaker line-up including President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, Father Frank Pavone; niece of the late civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Alveda King; and founder of Rachel's Vineyard Ministries, Dr. Theresa Burke.

All three speakers represent Priests for Life, a family of ministries designed to galvanize the clergy to preach, teach, and mobilize their people more effectively in the effort to end abortion and euthanasia. Additionally, a special pastors' luncheon featuring Fr. Pavone and Dr. King will be held July 7th to help further awareness of this important issue. For more information on Priests for Life, visit

The two-day gathering will also showcase some of contemporary Christian music's best talent such as Main Stage acts Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Sanctus Real, Fireflight and Superchick, among others. The Worship Stage will feature artists like Charlie Hall, Josh Wilson, Manafest, and The Museum. Other entertainment will include Xtreme Sports, a Kids Corner, workshops, fireworks, and more. For more information on NightVision 2011, visit:

Founder and President of Praise Him Ministries, Victoria Hearst commented,

Praise Him Ministries Founder, Victoria Hearst

"NightVision is an event that families come to and the profile message, the gospel of life is all about family. Abortion kills children and children are the heart of the family."

Founded in 2001 by Victoria Hearst, who is the sister of Patti Hearst, Praise Him Ministries officially opened in May 2002 and comprises Ridgway Christian Center (RCC), RCC's Free Youth Center, and Praise Productions Christian Store.

Victoria is the daughter of Catherine Campbell Hearst and Randolph Apperson Hearst, and was born in San Francisco on December 25, 1956, and raised in Hillsboro (south of San Francisco). She is the granddaughter of George and Phoebe Hearst, who is best known as the head of a media empire and creator of the famous estate that was referred to as “The Ranch” by W.R. and “Hearst Castle” by the millions of visitors who have enjoyed visiting the site since it was donated to the State of California by the Hearst Corporation and Millicent Hearst in 1953 after W.R.’s death (1951).

Victoria is the youngest of 5 girls. From childhood her aspiration was to become an actress/singer/dancer (known in show business as a “triple threat”). She spent years training in all three disciplines. She danced with a group in the San Francisco Bay Area, took voice lessons, performed in high school theatrical productions, and was part of a mime troupe. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles where she took acting classes, continued to dance, and joined an improvisational comedy group. She also took karate classes and received her black belt 5 years later.

Victoria guest-starred in 2 episodes of a popular television series in Japan, speaking both English and Japanese. She also had a featured role as a psychiatrist in the American T.V. soap opera “General Hospital” for a few months.

Prsise Him Ministries It is a non-denominational Christian ministry that believes the Bible is the divinely inspired, inerrant true word of the living God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Its mission is to proclaim the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ worldwide, and to serve, educate, and bless the people of its community. For more information, visit .

For more information on Praise Him Ministries' NightVision Festival, including a detailed artist lineup or schedule, visit  or  .

For information concerning NightVision Festival, Praise Him Ministries, or Victoria Hearst, contact:
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** Michael Ireland is Senior Correspondent for ANS. He is an international British freelance journalist who was formerly a reporter with a London (United Kingdom) newspaper and has been a frequent contributor to UCB UK, a British Christian radio station. While in the UK, Michael traveled to Canada and the United States, Albania,Yugoslavia, Holland, Germany,and Czechoslovakia. He has reported for ANS from Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Israel, Jordan, China,and Russia. Michael's volunteer involvement with ASSIST News Service is a sponsored ministry department -- 'Michael Ireland Media Missionary' (MIMM) -- of A.C.T. International of P.O.Box 1649, Brentwood, TN 37024-1649, at: Artists in Christian Testimony (A.C.T.) International where you can donate online to support his stated mission of 'Truth Through Christian Journalism.' If you have a news or feature story idea for Michael, please contact him at: ANS Senior Reporter

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