Who took interest in growing your faith?
My mother ...
Major Kathie Chiu with her family
Proudly I walked beside my mother, uniform all neat and tidy for the Brownie weekly inspection. When asked if I attended church I promptly responded, 'Yes every Easter and Christmas.' So the leader invited me to attend Sunday school at The Salvation Army. From then on my mother took me every week. Both of us gave our hearts to Jesus. Every week we walked the 30-minute trek to the corps in all kinds of weather. At age 17 I wandered away from the Lord. For 10 years my mother walked to prayer meeting and prayed I would return to God. Without the faithful prayers of my mother, who knows where I would be?
Major Kathie Chiu
Canada and Bermuda Territory
My mother ...
Major Chun, Kyung-ae with her family
Although quiet in nature, she is strong in her faith. I remember my mother praying for me and teaching me God's Word. As I grew up receiving her love and watching her love in action, my desire to love others grew. I soon came to understand God's love and dedicated my life to his service. My mother still prays for me, my ministry and my family. How I thank God for her support!
Major Chun, Kyung-ae
My grandparents ...
Captain Mary Mizinga with her family
When I was six months old my mother left me in my grandparents' care so she could take a course. While she was away I contracted polio. I was just two years old. In many African families a disabled child is locked up and denied the privilege of schooling or interaction with other children. My grandparents didn't do this; they supported me through my education with their officers allowance. Having seen the way they shared God's love with me, I came to love and serve him.
Captain Mary Mizinga