Strive Masiyiwa is recognised as one of the most admirable billionaire philanthropists to ever come out of Africa. He has steadily used his personal family fortune to support and educate more than 40,000 orphans. Born in Zimbabwe on January 29, 1961, Masiyiwa attended primary school in Zambia before completing his secondary education in Scotland. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wales. Masiyiwa, a remarkable business man, is the founder of Econet Wireless
An experience that has risen to the fore is that of Amber Causey, formerly in the US Army and presently a semi-finalist for Miss Veteran America.
At 16, Amber Causey, from Illinois, Chicago, was pimped out by a man she met at a local mall, to become a prostitute who bore the pain of being raped hundreds of times.
At 29, Amber tells us her story. This man, whose name she refuses to publicize for security reasons, flirtatiously dropped a note with his number at her feet the day they met. She reached him and eventually, they started dating. He played perfect boyfriend, lavishing her with food, clothes, and a phone.
Model, actress, and activist Lauren Wasser shares her inspiring story of overcoming Toxic Shock Syndrome and educating girls and women about the dangers of tampons after losing her right leg and the toes on her left foot to the disease.
THE RECKONING, REVELATION AND REDEMPTION OF SHAWN MULLIN. This will undoubtedly be the hardest blog I have ever written. It requires of me to bare my life before you and lay out my sins on the altar of your judgments.
Jono has a rare genetic disorder called Treacher Collins Syndrome. Individuals with this disorder miss some facial bones that allow certain parts of their face sag, usually accompanied by hearing loss. Jono has no cheekbones which cause his eye to dip down and very little ears thus needing hearing aids.
George had always envisioned himself as a championship wrestler for his senior year, after just missing it the season before while he was a junior. Barely able to speak, George whispered, “Doctor…”
When you fall in love with your college sweetheart, marry him, and have three children together, then travel abroad to fulfill what you believe is your God-given calling, you never imagine that your fairy-tale life will come to an end on a summer’s day with your husband shot dead next to you in a steamy jungle. But that’s exactly how Gracia Burnham’s fairy tale ended.
For Debra Peek-Haynes, First Lady and wife of Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Dallas megachurch Friendship West Baptist, ministry is a journey that started in her mother’s womb. She was born into a pastor’s home in New Jersey. While her father led the church, her mother was both first lady and a social worker. “I grew up in a home that was about ministry and aspiring to do the things you felt led to do,” she explains.
He told me his name was Steve and he’d been homeless ever since his sister died last September. He was trying to get off the streets, but it was so hard.
Leo Jonah, a 22 year old albino from London was born with albinism - a genetic condition characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.
Mary Nkirote, a domestic violence survivor from Kenya, recently shared her story of marital bliss gone sour and deadly. Her husband did the unthinkable but to God be the glory, she is able to share and encourage others with her experience.
If someone had told me 12 years ago that I was going to end up marrying a homeless alcoholic, I would have presumed they were mad. But that’s what happened. I was 30 years old, happily single, with a successful career as a writer, when I fell in love with a man who lived in a bush.
There are people though, like Terry Fox, who despite their seemingly hopeless situation gave hope to others like himself. Fox was said to have courageously united the whole of Canada in the “celebration of his life and in the mourning of his death”.
The twin babies who have been named Olivia Mei Vujicic and Ellie Laurel Vujicic, were delivered on Thursday, December 20. Both the mother and babies are reportedly in good health.
Orville Rogers may be 95 years old, but remains a competitive world-record-setting runner, after taking up the sport at age 50, and even went skydiving at 90 and hang-gliding at 93. While his contemporaries nurse their health, Rogers continues living vibrantly. His secret is found in the Bible, which he reads every year—now in the midst of his 50th time.
Keisha Green's life was forever changed after a ghastly automobile accident on August 23, 2013. The 32-year-old mother of 3 and successful business woman made it out alive with a determination to live.
However the procedure had failed but Melissa's mother had no idea her daughter had survived, against the odds, until 36 years later.
An unexpected phone call from my brother Osa woke me from deep slumber. He had bad news! His close friend in Nigeria had just called informing him that our mother suffered a stroke that left the right side of her body paralyzed.
Once a guy woman, Hill-Perry had an encounter with Christ and made a three sixty degree turnaround. “If He [God] can make a moon, stars, and a galaxy that we have yet to fully comprehend, how can He not simply change my desires?”
Dorothy Moore was born on July 25, 1935, in Sycamore, Illinois, with more than a silver spoon in her mouth. She was the fourth and last child of a hard-working company president and a mother whose family came from a classy, well-to-do background. Her parents owned a mansion in Irvington, New York, and a summer home in Sycamore, Illinois. They were members of their city’s elite society, traveled extensively, and raised their children on a foundation of privilege.
Truly remarkable story of when faith overtakes fear. 10-year-old Willie Myrick was kidnapped from his front yard in Atlanta. Wille’s faith and weapon of praise came through for him. Willie began singing the song “Every Praise” by Hezekaih Walker. His kidnapper got fed up after 3 hours and threw him onto the street and drove […]
It was only after someone came up with the idea of providing Gidado with a handcrafted wooden wagon (measuring around four feet) to get around in that Gidado started to rise above his pain and misery. With the help of his family and friends who took Gidado where he needed to go, he made the most of a very delicate situation and lived a “normal life.”
Jackson was just 11-months-old when his father, who was working as a blood tester at the time, tried to kill his only son.
He had been fighting over child support payments with Jackson's mother, who had left him earlier that year after he became physically and emotionally abusive.
“As I drove her to the hospital, she said ‘I want you to be prepared to accept this because I will be staying there, I won’t be coming home,’” Padilha said, recalling their last conversation. Doctors diagnosed the woman with severe bleeding and were shocked, after rigorous medical procedures, to see that the two embryos were still thriving.
I was devastated that my chances of childbearing were suddenly not looking so good.
My fiancé Dennis, however, dismissed this news, replying that the doctors were not God. His reaction gave me hope and courage, so I sought a second opinion with a highly respected gynecologist who had helped countless women. However, he declared my chances of having children “very low.”
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul. She has grown out of negativity into such a tremendous force of positivity. Lizzie Velasquez chooses to love herself the way God created her instead of being hindered by her appearance.
The most fertile woman in the world, Mariam Nabatanzi, is a single mother from Uganda fending for her 38 children. A victim of peer and societal pressure. Her husband and the father of her 38 children walked away from his large family.
Deepak Mahtani had everything he ever dreamed of in life: money, a flourishing company, class, and business degrees from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, and American College, Switzerland. He followed his family’s tradition of serving the Eastern gods and rested assured that he was living life to the fullest.
Ron Hall wanted nothing to do with the homeless, only volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth to make his wife Deborah happy. But before he could make a difference, he found the people making a difference in him, and it was Denver Moore—the roughest, most intimidating one of them all—who impacted him the most.
There was a demonic element to my bondage as well. Throughout my childhood strong urges to leap from buildings and bridges relentlessly assaulted me. There must have been an angel holding me back because on several occasions the urge to jump was irresistible and I could not understand what kept me from doing so. "