|Updated: 9/17/2012 10:48 am
||Published: 9/16/2012 9:50 pm
GEYER SPRINGS, AR - It's not your typically inspirational speech. Team Impact is a show of human strength, but the message is all about motivating young people to stay in school.
Team Impact is performing at Geyer Springs Baptist Church at 7pm through Wednesday. Hundreds of people packed the church Sunday night for the first performance.
Defying the laws of what's humanly possible, Team Impact performs astounding feats of physical strength. The group shatters five feet of concrete with a single blow of their massive arms, and snaps baseball bats in half with their bare hands. It isn't just entertainment. The message the performers are trying to send to kids is that drugs and alcohol are dangerous. They should stay strong and stay in school. Jeff Neal is the Team Impact Leader and says their feats of strength are a way to get kid's attention so they can give them a message.
Team Impact is made up of world class athletes, including champion power-lifters, former WWE wrestlers, and retired NFL football players. Their goal is to inspire people with their talents, and hope others will be motivated to find their own hidden strength. Jeff Neal says the gifts they've been given is their way of spreading their message.
Megan Phillips attended Sunday's show and says she walked away with a lot more than just the physical strength part of the performance. "God gives you strength. It's not really you. It's the strength God gives you."
Anna Rives is 16 years old and thought the show was amazing. "It's so crazy what they can do. The fact that God gave them the ability to do all that and spread the word by using their God given talents is pretty cool."
Michael Scott says he never had any doubt that the performance was real and not some magical illusion. "I believe in it. Those are big guys, and I definitely believe."
Team Impact will also be performing at 30 area schools at assemblies during the day.