You Can Do It!- Champion A Cause- Activism

 

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Champion A Cause

 

This challenge invites us to roll up our sleeves and bring awareness to an issue that we care about most.

Right after I decided to start the You Can Do It challenge, I was invited to Boston City Hall for a public hearing hosted by Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey.

My job was to convince the city of Boston to investigate resources and services available to individuals suffering from sickle cell disease.

think I may have bitten off more than I can chewThis challenge was absolutely HARD!!!! How So?? It was because, for the first time in years, I was confronted with the horrific reality of sickle cell disease.I walked in the proceedings and was bombarded by the stereotypes that sickle cell patients must endure on a day to day basisEven worse, I was bombarded by the possibility of death
Don’t get it twistedYes, I continued to live with pain and constant hospitalizations.

However, God protected me from this earthly reality by allowing me to live in a state of Epouranios. The Greek word Epouranios is composed of epi “upon” and ouranios “heavenly.” Although I continued to experience discomfort, I tasted the heavenly gift and the power of the age to come  (Heb. 6:4). In other words, I experienced joyabundant lifeand wholeness despite living with this cruel disease
There are many occasions where doctors and nurses would come into my hospital room to administer treatment and would say   “You have an amazing glow” or ‘You have a positive outlook on  life.’ 

This light and positive outlook are obtained by access into  the heavenly realmHow does one gain accessIt‘s quite   simple.
WorshipPraising God is the best medicine

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” ( Ephesians 1:3)

 

Press Release – Boston City Council Sickle Cell Hearing

Sources Cited:


APA: Heavenly Places – An Alphabetical Analysis by Charles H. Welch. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://levendwater.org/analysis/a2/heavenly_places.htm

Other Resources:

Johnson, B.(2005). When Heaven Invades Earth  A Practical Guide to a Life of Miracles. Shippensburg PA: Destiny Image Publishers

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