When New Life Begins is a collection of stories which illustrates that it is possible to push past the old, pain and disappointments, and embrace the new life that awaits us once we have made the decision to not allow obstacles to dictate our future and sabotage our purpose.
Ayanna Lynnay, Rodney Davis, Kishma A. George, April Holmes, Letisha Galloway, Iyana Davis & Natasha Simms have shared their heartfelt stories for the purpose of inspiring and assuring you that YOU can and will live a fulfilled life!
When New Life Begins Book Project was created to raise funds to help purchase a transitional home for young women currently in, or have aged out of the foster care system in Delaware.
In Delaware, there are limited resources tailored toward our youth,especially young women who are in, or have aged out of the foster care system. One of the most important resources that enable young women to successfully transition out of foster care and into independent living is housing. Because housing is limited, their desperation in finding adequate living usually leaves them susceptible to poverty, abuse or incarceration.
Your purchase will aid K.I.S.H. HOME, Inc. to acquire a 24-hour, supervised residential home for young women ages 18-23 who are presently in, or have aged out of the foster care system, in Delaware.
Order your copy today, for only $12.95!
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K.I.S.H. HOME, Inc.
P.O. BOX 672
Felton, Delaware 19943
Forewords by Les Brown & Joyce Dungee Proctor
Nationally Known Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author
“Between the beautiful sturdy covers of this magnificent book is an anthology-seven booklets; seven stories, seven lives-the revelations of which will cause spontaneous tear, involuntary goose bumps, and mindboggling astonishment as they edify, and enlighten . When New Life Begins is a must read by all. Once started, it cannot be put down until the last cover is read. You will be uncomfortable after you read this book due to the expansion of your mind and your heart will soon follow.”
Joyce Dungee Proctor
President Speaker, Executive Coach, Author and Consultant
“These inspirational stories will undoubtedly resonate with you in some way. While you might not have experienced the tragic loss of a loved one, or know what it is like to live your life under society’s label, you will immediately be able to connect and identify with the resilience, strength and sheer determination exuded in every narration. In reading these stories, I am reminded of Hebrews 11:6, “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” When you believe, new life begins.
Co-Authors of When New Life Begins:
Letisha Galloway was born by the world’s standard disabled. Her legs were amputated as a baby and she experienced numerous setbacks in life, including enduring the stigma of being thought of as learning disabled. Nevertheless, this young woman, through the grace of God and loved ones, proved by her accomplishments that new life can began when you push pass the old life of limitations and embrace a new life of great expectations. Her story illustrates that you can walk in greatness even if you walk a little different from everyone else.
Our social culture is often characterized by selfishness and insincerity which disrupts God’s purpose in His world. Having been given free choice to make decisions for themselves, people fall short of expectations and so often these failures stack until there seems to be no way to turn an unfortunate circumstance back to a faith-directed path. In When New Life Begins, Rodney Davis shares his real-life story of discovering he fathered a child out-of-wedlock, as a teenager, when this daughter was already eleven years old. Having grown up and into his faith, becoming an Elder in God’s service, marrying, and fathering three more children, this news shakes every facet of his life. His marriage crumbles, his reputation is slandered, and he is forced into a legal battle to gain custody of his daughter who had lived her entire life in foster care. Despite embarrassment, guilt and turmoil, and the lack of respect and support from his spouse, Rodney clings to what he knows first by faith and then by sight: that God knows the plans He has for us: plans to prosper and not to harm, plans to give us hope and a future! Rodney’s belief that God’s will in his life would be done kept him positive through all of these trials. He came to realize that it was only by the grace of God that Rodney was ever united with this daughter. Sometimes when God allows a trial it forces us to change directions because we are headed where he does not intend.
Starting off with a failed marriage, drug abuse, promiscuity and looking for a quick fix for an internal pain, co-author Natasha Simms shares how following your own plans and disregarding God’s plan always lead to personal destruction. Her contributing chapter takes the reader through the many trials, tests, and personal issues that not only the co-author has experienced, but what so many people have and are enduring. And, will give the reader hope to know that no matter what they have done, where they have been and how many times they have followed their own plans, the God we serve is ever forgiving, ever loving and will welcome them into His arms. He will provide, keep, lead and guide us if we just seek, trust and surrender to Him, and yield to His Plan.
What we see and experienced as a child may have a lot to do with the decisions we make. Co-author April Holmes was a witness to domestic violence and a young victim of it as well. Read how she was able to overcome the old and embrace her new violence free life.
Losing a child days before their 18th birthday could push a parent to their emotional brink and that is just what happen to co-author Iyana Davis. Her story is inspirational to all those who have experienced insurmountable griand loss. Can new life began after the loss of a child? With the Lord, yes it can!
It is often in our darkest times when the light and purposes of God is able to shine the brightest. What do you do when your decisions before surrendering your life to Christ begins to have a negative impact on our life with Christ? Ayanna Lynnay shares how the demise of her marriage changed life as she had known, but also revealed and opened up the possibility for her to receive God’s best for her.
Ms. George grew up on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Despite living in a place known around the world as paradise, her life was anything but paradise. Raised in a loving and supportive Christian home with her father, mother and brother, it did not stop the torment and emotional abuse inflicted on her by schoolmates. Name calling and hanging around the wrong crowd wreaked havoc on her self-esteem and eventually was one of the factors in her decision to date an older man, a decision that ultimately turned her life upside down. Kishma George shares her story of how she was able to let go of her old life of dependency on someone she should not be depending on, to depending totally on the Lord. The results and what the Lord is doing in her life will bless you.