Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time Out for Women Part 5

Saturday Morning....Marima Kallon

Mariama told a heart-wrenching true story of her childhood and faith. She has no clue what an inspiration she truly is to so many people around the world. I copied and pasted the paragraph below from her bio on the Time Out for Woman page.

Raised in war-torn Sierra Leone, Mariama Kallon saw many things as a young girl that might fill a person with fear and hatred. Soon after witnessing the violent murders of parents and siblings and spending her youth fleeing from rebels, she was introduced to the gospel of Jesus Christ and found hope in God and peace in a knowledge of eternal families. She was given a humanitarian kit by the Church, which became a treasured symbol of hope that she used to bless the lives of many as they again fled for their lives. After returning to her town, she was called on a mission to the Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission, and wept in gratitude to the Lord as she visited the place where her precious humanitarian kit was made. Today Mariama stands as an example of the divine purposes of humanitarian work and tells her story to numerous audiences, urging them to participate in this work.

Wow! She has so much faith and such a strong spirit. I am thankful for her story. It make the concept of the resurrection have more meaning. (Her brother and sister had their limbs cut off, in front of her) I am thankful for her strong and powerful message.


Brynn said...

oh my gosh. she came and spoke at our family fireside a few months ago. she truly is an amazing person and has been through more than anyone could ever imagine! i agree, she does have such faith and strength. i'm so glad that you could hear her speak!

Summer Spillane Jordan said...

isn't she great??? i thought you guys got a different circle of speakers than us! she came to atlanta and i just loved her!!! i came home and MADE my kids appreciate their toothbrushes and toothpaste...and washrags :)