An inspiring, very personal devotional

By Joviale Kambo
Social Work Intern

This is my story
A story of a girl who was kidnapped at the age of 4
This is a story of a girl who left her country and became a refugee at the age of 5
A story of a girl who, when growing up, only spoke French
But now speaks 4 other languages
This is a story of a girl who was thrown in high school as a freshman at the age of 18
But now is on her way to grad school
A story of a girl who is willing to dedicate the rest of her life to helping others
This is a story of a girl who is now a woman
A story of a woman who says NO to the famous sentence “give up”
This is a story of a woman who proudly says to you: follow your dreams
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise
Last but not least,
This is a story of a woman who speaks of herself in third person.
This is a story about me!
I thank you all for listening. Have a great day!

NOTE: Joviale has been serving as a social work intern this summer at Trinity Center. A student at Texas State University, she graduates in August and begins graduate school in September. This is a devotional she gave at Trinity Center during her last full week with us. We’re inspired. Thank you and godspeed, Joviale!