By: L.

When I was 9 years old, my parents filed for a divorce. My dad chose to fight for custody of my brother and not me.

7 year ago, on my first Father’s Day in church, I received a gift and letter from Pastor How. In the letter, he wrote “You have fought your battles in life. Now you are stronger. You can conquer your future.” I never saw myself as being strong, I thought I wasn’t good enough. As I read these words, faith entered my heart.
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From a day I dreaded, I now look forward to Father’s Day every year. I also found the courage to do the hardest thing – forgive my dad.

God redeemed my life and I see a purpose for all I’ve gone through. Now, I guide other youths from broken families and share with them about the love of God. I never imagined that my life would turn around. Now, I can boldly say that I am excited for my future.

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It’s stories like these that keep us going. Let’s keep bringing the love of God to the people around us!
Want to know what was written in those Father’s Day letters? Click here to read.


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