6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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However, they are some situations that would test that conviction. Here is a story about one who lived by the principle of thanksgiving. It is a letter written years ago to Billy Graham.

Dear Rev. Graham: You will probably never see this letter. I know, however, I feel compelled to write to you. I am twenty-eight years old, a victim of cerebral palsy since birth. I have never been able to use my hands. They flop about, getting in my way, breaking things, hitting people and behaving like naughty children.

Everything I do is done with my feet. For example, I’m writing this with a ball-point pen between the toes of my left foot. The right foot isn’t much good for anything except turning pages and walking. But that is beside the point. The point is that for many years I have made spending change and bought most of my clothes by selling the fancy needle work that I do.

The Lord has blessed me with many wonderful friends and I have most always found ready sale from my wares, but I am slow and the little money I make is soon gone. I do tithe my earnings but I have long wanted to do more. To be able to give to your Crusade has been an unattainable goal for several years.

Because of my speech defect I cannot talk to people about our wonderful Savior or be a soul winner. I felt that through you I might repay a little of my debt to Christ. I am indeed thankful. It is with the greatest of joy that I sign the enclosed $10 check. I have high hopes that it will not be the last.

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