By Kelly Wise Valdes

Passengers Star Chris Pratt on How He Became a Christian, Changed His Life

Actor Chris Pratt recently revealed how he became a Christian at a point of his life where he was going down another path. Pratt has become one of the busiest celebrities in Hollywood but feels confident talking about his faith in public. The actor recently revealed the unorthodox way he came to believe in Jesus Christ.

Pratt talked about living in a van on the beach in Hawaii when he was young, as he waited tables at a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant. During that time, he said he and his pals would send people to make alcohol runs to the store because they were not old enough to drink.
“I was sitting outside a grocery store … And a guy named Henry came up and recognized something in me that needed to be saved. He asked what I was doing that night, and I was honest.” Pratt told the stranger that he was planning on drinking and doing drugs at a party.

The stranger told Pratt, “Jesus told me to talk to you.” Over the next few days Pratt surprised his friends by declaring that he was going to change his life.

Pratt was the highest grossing actor of 2014. Pratt and his wife, actress Anna Faris, first opened up about their faith after their son was born premature and fell into a coma in 2012. However, he miraculously recovered and the Guardians of the Galaxy star publicly told People magazine that the experience “redefined” his faith in God.

Thriving Children Advocates Seeking Partners

Thriving Children Advocates (TCA) is a professional fundraising organization that assists artists, speakers, authors and all others who have a passion for helping poor and needy children by speaking on behalf of humanitarian aid organizations.  Its mission is to see every child fed, clothed and cared for around the world. The organization’s partners are advocates for these children at concerts, conferences, and other events.

As non-profit compliance becomes more regulated on all who operate on behalf of these aid organizations, individual representatives are vital to delivering the message of these organizations.

TCA’s management team has over 50 years of non-profit, business and event management, with specific focus on financial and legal management.  The organization can manage the legal and financial aspect of these compliance regulations for and on behalf on any non-profit. For more information, visit

Christian Website Becomes One Stop For Believers

Where is the intersection of life and faith? Christian website aims to be that intersection. It offers the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. is the online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news and more.

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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.