When I mentioned to Anne that I had posted a bit of her story on my blog she responded with the following which I use with her permission: (it brought tears to my eyes)
“It was my pleasure to meet you too Michael. Yes, I stand to testify about the goodness of God even in the midst of hard trials and life difficulties. He is God and will always provide a way out. I believe God expects us to do more than mourning about our life circumstances some of which are beyond human making and control like the illness that my father, the sole bread winner suffered from which led to a change of story in my family.
It is one thing to suffer from poverty along with all the ills associated with it and give up in life, and it is another thing to say “Yes I am in this right now but, because I matter: wonderfully and beautifully made in God’s own image, I can do something to make a difference in my life, family, community, and society despite the hurdles I have to overcome.”
Amen and let this be the attitude that springs forth from pulpits and churches. Mike
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