A Navy Yard shooting survivor shares lessons learned from a shocking tragedy

On the morning of September 16, 2013, tonight’s guest encountered the Washington Navy Yard shooter in a stairwell and was shot at close range.  Just before Aaron Alexis pulled the trigger, Jennifer Bennett felt a sense of peace and love as she stared into Aaron’s eyes.  Twelve people were killed by the shooter that day, and he himself died in an exchange of gunfire with police.  Somehow Jennifer survived.  She joins us to talk about her experiences that day, how they transformed her life, and the profound insights she has gained into the importance of really “seeing” others and of boldly honoring our God-given purpose. 

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

Get to know the people around you, care about them, build relationships with them, and have a heart for them.

We all need to be seen and valued.

The words silent and listen have the same letters.  We need to be silent to listen.

FULL JENNIFER BENNETT INTERVIEW

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