I want to thank the StepUp Program leaders for giving me the honor to lead a workshop on disability awareness in March! I was initially nervous about the idea. I never led a workshop before, I disliked public speaking, and I felt embarrassed and ashamed to share my experience as a person with a disability to a group of youths.
However, God knew my needs, and He blessed the workshops that were held over two Sundays. He gave me this opportunity to achieve my goal of building up my confidence in speaking to a large group. Moreover, I was overwhelmed by the youths’ appreciation and admiration of my life experience and how I have conquered through challenges. Their determination to face life’s challenges and their desire to raise more awareness about people with disabilities warmed my heart. These outcomes were beyond my expectations.
Besides achieving my goal, leading the workshop also helped me to share about my life experience with more confidence, knowing that it will bless many.