This past week, KCADP was blessed to have Bess Klassen-Landis in central Kansas for a speaking tour. Bess, who was born in Newton, Kansas, shared the story of her mother’s murder and how she managed to heal from the tragedy through forgiveness. She now tours the country speaking out against the vengeance of the death penalty.
Bess spoke to groups in Hillsboro, La Crosse, Great Bend, Wichita and McPherson. Her presentations included original songs which expressed her personal philosophy towards life, as well as the deep emotional impact of having her mother taken from her. At every location, listeners spoke up afterwards about their own experiences with loss and murder, having been touched and inspired by Bess’s compassion and bravery in sharing her own story.
Thanks so much to Bess for coming and joining us in Kansas! We wish you safe travels home and hope to see you again soon. To learn more about Bess, please visit her website at www.bessklassen-landis.com.