We can all learn from the lesson of Anne Sullivan
I want to incude a newsletter written by Shady Grove Baptist Church pastor Tom Campbell. The letter follows:
If I were to mention Helen Keller, most everyone would know who I was talking about. She was the girl who was born both blind and deaf and yet because of her great spirit rose to accomplish great things. What most of us tend to forget or have never known was the story of her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Anne was born in poverty, near blind. Her mother died at an early age and she was abandoned by her abusive father to live in an orphanage. Since the facility had no educational ability when the state charity person visited that site, she jumped into his path and demanded that she be allowed to go to school.
The chairperson was so impressed that he made the arrangements for her education.
Having graduated, she found employment as the governess pf the seven-year-old, unruly, Helen Keller, Sullivan began the shaping of the child with stern discipline and discovered a brilliant mind. Although Keller would rise to immortal fame, she and Sullivan were inseparable. The point is, many great lives or great accomplishments are the result of the behind the scenes sacrifices of others. Often the path of service God has for us will not be marked with the great allocades or recognition given those who serve and yet without those efforts the world would be proportionately diminished.
Martha Jackson Lyell enjoyed visiting with Mildred Wigginton on Friday at her home. They also enjoyed going out to eat lunch.
Martha Lyell enjoyed visiting with George and Betty Griffith and her husband on Saturday.
I want to ask everyone to please continue to pray for Bobby as he gets ready to start treatments for cancer. Gold bless you Bobby.
Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Florence Painter and Clint McAbee, both on July 29, and Steve Terry on July 31.