When I was in 5th grade I given a book by Ann Kimmel titled, " I'm Out to Change My World." Her goal in life was highlighted in each chapter. Contrary to the title of her book, Ann didn't share stories of impressive outreach programs, mission trips, or even statistics about the countless lives she had impacted. Instead she wrote about the often comical little situations when she was in trying to tell someone that God loved them.
Ann often referred to herself as ordinary with a BIG God. She could never give up on her dream to change her her world despite her circumstances. As I deal with the reality of my ALS I am still challenged by Ann not to quit looking for ways to change my world. Ann has gone home to be with the Lord and I am still here. Her legacy is not complicated. It is something anyone can do. Every small act of kindness, care, compassion, support and faithfulness can be used to make a difference.
Anything can be used as an opportunity to tell someone about the love of God.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.