I was baptized as a Catholic seven and a half weeks after I was born. I also attended a catholic school until ninth grade. At this point I had received a total of four sacraments, but sacraments alone do not portray involvement in a church. Throughout my years of attending a catholic school I learned that a church is not a building, but the people that are inside. My involvement in the church has hopefully positively impacted many people in my parish and outside of it.
Yvonne sang at various churches and venues with a group of her friends before starting a career in the corporate world. She worked in the life insurance industry and at Bank of America, doing “behind the scenes” work on large deposits of money. It was not until she had children that she decided to change careers. Yvonne started out at Boston College as a temporary administrative assistant in the Thea Bowman AHANA Intercultural Center and is now the Manager of the Montserrat House. She spent twelve years as an administrative assistant until a mentor convinced her to go back to school to get her undergraduate degree in Sociology at Boston College as well as her Master’s degree in Business Administration.
His past haunts him so many times. Lahiri has given an intertextual reference of Nikolai Gogol’s story in her novel The Namesake to make a connection between the history and future of immigrants. Nikolai Gogol is Russian classical writer of the famous story The Overcoat (1842) and his story is given to Ashoke by his grandfather in his childhood. Ashoke was an admirer of his grandfather and adored him, he liked to read all the books and short stories like his grandfather. Since childhood he was fond of reading, he had ability to read books while walking even, he used to go school while holding books in his hands, nothing could stop him from reading, he was never distracted (Namesake 8).
Ezzard enjoyed very much to help friends with homework or anything they had trouble with when he was younger. In the Peace Corps, he would teach English in the Solomon Islands and Micronesia in schools. This sparked his passion for teaching. Even more, he went to Queens College doing a dual major, meaning he studied two things. Speaking of this, he studied creative writing and American Literature.
With the years I became mure mature and I started enjoying classic lectures so I started reading more often again. I remember Le Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac, A Doll’s House by Henry Ibsen and Tartufo by Moliere as my favorites. Last year I came to USA, a country of Anglo-Saxon language and a very different culture. I arrived full of energies and skills thanks my OCD on studying and my curiosity. My experience as reader indicated me the way to improve my English.
Testimony: Having grown up in a middle class Christian household, I have not encountered many struggles in my life. With this being said I accepted Christ at the age of five and have been attending church for as long as I can remember. For the first part of my schooling years, I was homeschooled by my mom who had a degree in education, but in fifth grade I was moved to Joy Christian. After leaving Joy the summer of my seventh grade year, I spent eighth grade at Peoria Traditional School. Although I was a bit nervous to go to a public school, I had the best experience of my life.
Until now, I have realized that life calls for a mind-blowing reading, a colorful travel, an exciting concert, a history of persistence and most importantly love. Both teachers and parents told us to read numerous books at an early age. At that time, most of us could not understand what authors mean and just scan pages quickly. Even sometimes, we need some help from parents for illiteracy. But when we grew up into a teenager, we began to have a deep comprehension.
From that, we can see that Allah really bless His slave that love knowledge. Reading is one of the key successful in modern life. Thus, let us follow our beloved Prophet to gain more knowledge after this. When we follow our Prophet PBUH that means we obey Allah too. There are many ways to make us love to reading such as going to library during leisure time, read the newspaper or novels.
I stayed at home for 5 years. during this period, i worked as a lorry loader, among other miniature jobs but was strongly involved in the church ministry s the choir trainer instrumentalist and youth leader. after 4 years the church proposed to support me get a wife but pleaded to be taken back to school.. the church did a fund-raiser, against many odds i joined MMUST. This was the beginning of another phase of pain. I slept in culverts, worked in the library, worked in the kitchen but finally by the grace of God finished my course.
I went to church and did the normal church things. When I was in third grade, I decided I wanted to be baptized. I continued going to church and learning, but that was about it. I always wanted a quiet time, but it never stuck. In 4th grade my parents started taking us on family mission trips.