ASANTE FROM ANN
Posted on June 30, 2017
Speaking to Bud and Sue Ozar, Jewel Lewis, the administration of St. Clare and 26 graduates/members of the class of 2016, Ann shared her gratitude.
“It is now 14 years since I came to St. Clare as a small girl. Now I am a woman who aspires to make a difference in the world. I have always dreamed. I remember an early dream where I wrote it down along with my goals. The goals were broken down into steps in order to help me develop a plan. This plan was backed up with action so I could make my dream happen. There were the times when I was about to lose hope, but I remember asking God to help me remember that His love is greater than my disappointments.”
“Life has not been easy for me, but there is one thing that I have never forgotten. God stands by us when we are down. It is then that He encourages us, guides us, comforts us and unites us. This is a caring God who has helped me reach this point in my life. I almost gave up when I was a form four student. I felt no happiness, no joy. I could not eat, sleep or even sit. Everything was a blur; I detested everything including myself. Life was knocking me down; I was quite ill. I could not read and I could not study or even sit in my form four classes. I barely passed, but I never gave up. Even with all the struggles, I realized that I would survive.”
“My sincerest gratitude goes to FOKO. Were it not for FOKO’s donors and support, I am not sure where I would be today. Maybe I would be dead or even an unacceptable person in our community. But I got through it because of FOKO. I pray for FOKO’s donors every day. Because of you, I now have the ability to go into the world, have a job and achieve my goals.”