In the Warsaw ghetto,Irena Sendler got infants out in the bottom of her tool box & she carried in her truck a sack for larger children. Her dog she trained to bark when Nazi soldiers let her in & out of the ghetto.Soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog & the barking covered the kids noises.She SAVED 2500 KIDS.She was caught & the Nazi's broke her legs & arms.She hid the names of the kids in jars so they could reunite with parents,mostly all relatives were killed. Irena died at 98…
Gladys Aylward, missionary. Born in 1904 and she died Jan 3, 1970 (10 days before I was born). She was dedicated to the simple, joyful and rare belief that WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR EACH OTHER. She did many good things in China and was given the name 'Ai-weh-deh', Chinese for 'Virtuous One'. Watch the movie 'Inn of the 6th Happiness, which is based on her life. Incredible woman.
Joni’s life has been a full one. She has learned early on to compensate for her handicaps. Joni has also become a sought after conference speaker, author, and actress. In 1979, Joni moved to California to begin a ministry to the disabled community around the globe. She called it Joni and Friends Ministries (JAF Ministries), fulfilling the mandate of Jesus in Luke 14:13,23 to meet the needs of the poor, crippled, and lame.
Joni Eareckson Tada - deserves and has my extreme respect. She has persevered through so much physical pain and loss, but with seeming grace and love and dignity. She found an outlet for her gift of art by learning to draw w/a brush in her mouth. She was on the program for Super Summer '77(?) along w/Amy Grant.