Associated Ministries presents An Evening with Elizabeth Smart. The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most-followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for 9 grueling months.
Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and national legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor, and the world, about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction.
Elizabeth has chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book, My Story (get audiobook here) and has recently released a new powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one’s life, Where There’s Hope (get audiobook here). Get tickets here.