Louis Zamperini Hero

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Louis Zamperini had the incredible drive and resilience to never give up no matter what he faced. He endured through giving up his Olympic dreams to be a part of the military where his life would never be the same again. He experienced and suffered through a plane crash, lack of food and water, predator attacks, and most of all, Japanese imprisonment (Hillenbrand 125, 162, 197). At these camps, he was tortured, beaten, verbally afflicted, and starved worse than anything a person could ever dream of (Hillenbrand 300). However, Zamperini stood tall and knew that all of the pain and suffering was temporary and would soon come to an end. His faith in the light at the end of the tunnel finally did prevail, and Zamperini was released in September …show more content…
He languished through all sorts of afflictions that nearly killed him (Hillenbrand 301). At the Japanese imprisonment camps, Zamperini was tortured, taunted, cursed at, and flogged worse than any nightmare (Hillenbrand 300). Yet, Zamperini stood his ground, held his head high and pushed through these hardships. Although, Zamperini had become an American hero all over the world, he was lost and in search of a Savior. Zamperini found the answer through Jesus and was finally overwhelmed with the amazing joy and happiness that surrendering his life to Christ gave him (Hillenbrand 386). He realized his life was actually meaningful and that Jesus had a plan for him. Zamperini traveled back to Japan to seek after those who persecuted him to love on them and share the amazing truth that he had discovered in Christ (Hillenbrand 385-387). Zamperini unveiled that Jesus loves everyone, no matter who they are or what they’ve done, for Jesus came to die for each and every one of us so that we can be joined with Him. Jesus took on this world and conquered it. He reigns at the right hand of God for now and forever more. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the

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