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Hands of Thunder Speaks At Ocean Springs Middle School

"You do something big and dramatic then they listen to you," World Power Breaker Dan Netherland, PhD says.

"The brick thing, that was so cool. I wish I could do that," one student says.

That's why Guinness World Champion Power Breaker Dan Netherland speaks to kids about their lives and their problems.

"Somebody who downs you all the time, that's not a friend. I don't care what they say," Netherland tells the kids.

Not only does he have a message.

"If the strongest breaker in the world needs Jesus Christ, how about you?"

Netherland also has the power to get it across.

"You ever have something in your life seems locked up, you can't get away from it. You pray and ask for help and then you simply, break through it," Netherland says as he breaks the lock.

"I've never seen anybody break a lock before," one kid says.

But Netherland's work isn't just for show.

"Everybody's a somebody," Netherland preaches.

He uses his outrageous abilities to help youngsters understand strength and confidence comes from within, through Christ.

"This is the most vital age to get it across. This is the age that the kids are already testing drugs, sex, and alcohol. So this is the age that they need to be touched to give them a sense of identity," Netherland says.

The kids aren't just watching the show. They're hearing the message too.

"I learned that you don't have to be the strongest person in the world to be somebody."

"God will always be in you no matter what you are."

"I believe in God and I don't really care what you think about me."

"God is there for me and he's the strongest man."

Netherland likes demonstrating his strength and the message that God is stronger.

Netherland holds the world record in breaking concret block in under 60 seconds and breaking red bricks.

By Jaimee Goad

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