Unsung Hero's Amazing Comebacks
Pastor Kerry Wilson
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school varsity basketball team as a 10th grader.
Albert Einstein was considered a poor student; he failed to gain admittance to engineering school, and lamented his ³lack of imagination´ in a letter to a friend.
George Foreman won back his heavyweight boxing crown -- at 45.
George Foreman has three fundamentals of business success: selling, integrity, and "the shotgun tactic." Over a lifetime, Foreman has created the kind of well-rounded success that most people dream of. He is a profitable businessman, a community leader, a husband and a father. His life is full, but more importantly to Foreman, his life is meaningful. With nearly 100 million George Foreman Grills sold since 1995, Foreman has had enormous influence in the wellness industry. He is also one of the highestpaid and most recognized celebrity endorsers in the world.
A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson Tada a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. Today, she is an internationally known mouth artist, a talented vocalist, a radio host, an author of 17 books and an advocate for disabled persons worldwide. In this audio story, you¶ll meet Joni and hear how she struggled to accept God¶s design in her paralysis.
Joni Eareckson Tada Honorary Chairperson National Day of Prayer 2011
Growing up with drug-addict parents, Liz Murray¶s education soon suffered. But after a stint living on the streets as a teen, she turned her life around, resumed her studies and secured a place at one of the world¶s elite universities
Just after my 11th birthday, I woke in the early hours to find Ma sitting at the end of my bed, a beer bottle in her hand. µI love you, pumpkin,¶ she was saying as tears streamed down her face. µMa, please, what¶s wrong?¶ µLizzy, I¶m sick, I have Aids.¶ A hot quiver shot up from my stomach. µAre you going to die, Ma?¶ Abruptly, Ma stood up and reached for the door. µForget it, Lizzy. We¶ll be just fine,¶ she said before walking out. I cried to her to come back. But she didn¶t
Liz with friends Edwin and Ruben at her graduation from Harvard in 2009
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart. - Hellen Keller Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 ± June 1, 1968) was
an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled, and was outspoken in her opposition to war. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Wobblies, she campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other leftist causes.
David Yonggi Cho is Senior Pastor and founder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church the world's largest congregation with a membership of 1,000,000 (as of 2007). Raised initially as a Buddhist Cho converted to Christianity at the age of 19, after an unknown girl visited him daily telling him about Jesus Christ, after he was diagnosed with terminal tuberculosis. One day, she knelt down to pray for him and began to weep. He was deeply touched and told her, "Don't cry...I now know about your Christian love. Since I am dying I will become a Christian for you." She gave him her own Bible and said to him, "If you read it faithfully you will find the words of life." He subsequently had a series of spiritual experiences, including what Pentecostals call the Baptism of the Holy Spirit - during which the believer experiences glossolalia - when he saw Jesus in a vision
Simon Peter Apostle the Rock
Peter the friend and companion of the Lord Jesus Christ A the moment Jesus needed him the most he denied even knowing him. When the sound of the morning roster called out the third time, the knife of failure cut his heart. At that moment the words of Christ echoed in his ears « Simon I have prayed for you, when your converted strengthen the brethren.