Thursday, March 26, 2009

Listen to a Life

Assignment (essay contest by Legacy Project): The Legacy Project's annual Listen to a Life Essay Contest is a team effort – a young person 8-18 years interviews a grandparent or grandfriend 50 years or older about their life and writes a 300-word essay.

My grandmother always dreamed of becoming a missionary. As the kid of a missionary, she lived in Africa. This prepared her to become a missionary.

She found her life partner in college: Milton Pierce. He proposed to her on a hill behind their college. She accepted, and they were married shortly.

Both my grandmother and my grandfather went to work on the mission field. They taught people about Jesus Christ. My grandmother also helped in translating the Bible into Black Bobo, a language that had never before been in written form. My grandmother's biggest accomplishment was seeing people believe in Christ.

Another thing my grandmother always wanted to do was raise a family. She had five kids and three are now missionaries!

A retired woman today, my grandmother loves seeing all of her children grown, married, and loving God. She also loves being a part of her grandchildren's lives. My grandmother accomplished lots, and I am proud of her.

by Alexandra Pierce, Grade 3

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