Jessie Leitch – Passenger of the Titanic


Jessie with her parents

Vickie as Jessie in the retelling of her story

On Wednesday April 10, 1912 Pastor John Harper, his 6 year old daughter Annie and her Aunt Jessie boarded the biggest, most luxurious ocean liner in the world. Over 2,000 passengers and crew members set sail on this floating palace for its maiden voyage from England to the New York. The vessel was built with airtight compartments making it what they thought to be unsinkable. Even the newspapers reported that not even God could sink this ship. But in fact that ship, the SS Titanic, never made it to the port in New York. She was built to fulfill a dream but became the greatest nightmare in marine history. Jessie will recount the last days on the Titanic before it went to it’s watery grave on April 15, 1912. She will disclose the stories of the passengers that were saved and those that were lost. Jessie will share the story of a man, John Harper, sent by God for such a time to share the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ to those who were facing the end of their lives on this earth. Just over 700 passengers survived but for 1,517 passengers their journeys on this earth would end that night. It is a tragic story and yet a wondrous reminder of how the Lord God uses all circumstances for His glory.