The Ability To Endure by Author, Speaker and Humanitarian Michael Chitwood is a powerful and emotionally touching book that will touch your heart and get you into action to help others. It is the most the most inspiring book I have read in a long time.
Please buy and read the book yourself and buy one for your spouse, kids and friends. They will thank you for it.
Pain is a certainty in this life. It is guaranteed to find us. At times it may feel like grief has sought us out. When we face this type of suffering, our instinct is to run from it. But no matter how we try, we simply cannot outrun it.
This book is about pain and loss and heartache. It’s about being at the end of yourself — losing faith in anything and everything, and then finding hope in the strangest of places. Finding redemption where it seems least likely that God would ever show up. It’s about how when you think all is lost, it isn’t. How when it seems like there is no reason to take one more step forward, there is. It’s about realizing our instinct to run when life gets tough. And it’s about wanting God to make life easier, and instead he gives you the ability to endure.
Thanks for letting me share my story with you.
The World Vision 6K for Water is a collection of people walking and running to bring clean water to children and communities. Each participant's race registration fee will bring clean water to one person.
6 kilometers is the average distance people in Africa walk for water; water that is often unsafe to drink. This August, change that. Join people across the city of Chicago to walk or run 6K and provide lasting clean water to children in Africa.
Nearly 1,000 children under 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by dirty water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. That's why World Vision is providing a new person with clean water every 30 seconds as part of our full solution to poverty. Clean water frees children from deadly disease, liberates women and children from a life spent gathering dirty water, and opens the door to education, a promising future, and a full life, the kind of life God intends.