Tuesday I was invited as a guest speaker with George by P.E.O ((Philanthropic Educational Organization), a group to promote women’s education. P.E.O, whose headquarters is in Iowa, has about 25,000 members in the U.S. and Canada though, on Tuesday about 80 women got together for a meeting. George, who is a teacher and a pastor, is used to speaking in front of people, but it was the first experience for me to speak to such a big group in English.
It appears to be coincidence how Grain of Wheat volunteering started, but if I look back now, I realize it was a vital preparation for my battle with breast cancer. I got to know God through organ transplant families who faced death and life. Though fears are always next to me, I am not alone. My family, friends, and church members are continually with me and most importantly God is always with me. Because He loves me so much and knows what is the best for His kingdom and for me, I will surrender to Him regardless of the result. My job as a breast cancer patient is to be His faithful witness and I will fight with faith in Him. That was my speech.
I appreciate the patience of the audience who listened quietly until the end, as well as many hugs and kind words after the meeting. It was a wonderful opportunity and I was so blessed.