Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Richard Can Read

When an adult learns how to read, it is like walking through a wall into a brand new world. Talk about a breakout!

I have enjoyed the privilege of teaching 3 adults, all over 40 years old how to read.
Mary Galewaler, a widow with 12 children moved out of extreme poverty – the kind where you cry because your kids are cold and hungry and you don’t know what to do. She got her first paying job after living on a veteran’s pension and social security. She bought her own home.

A welfare mother in Desert Hot Springs, CA learned that she was not retarded. I watched as she made a dream come true. She held her youngest daughter on her lap and read her a story.

Richard can read! We are working on “Consonant Blends.” Richard read that title, “Consonant Blends,” without blinking an eye. He is also reading Louise Hay’s “Heal Your Life.”

Want to add your prayers and thoughts to help people learn to read? Palm Springs “Breakout Weekend” graduate, Dorie Geniesse and her friend Sue started Selcarim to see if our prayers and thoughts could change the world by focusing on a different problem each month. They asked me to choose an issue I care deeply about and record a message for April. You can hear it here:

Here’s to walking through walls!



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  2. Wow Mandy what an inspiring story again!
    I bless a lot of people every night before I go to sleep
    (and close with all of humanity ) I will add learn how to read/reading to my bl;essing list !
    It is a breakthrough for people when they learn how to read:
    There are soo many wonderful books to read.
    Thank you for the story thank you for your books.



  3. Thanks for the wonderful audio on literacy! Has really given me something to contemplate, having been highly literate since about age 4. I literally cannot imagine my consciousness sans this skill. I'm inspired to find a way to contribute by teaching someone, too, once we're settled in one place. RAL*

  4. Thank you for your inspiring stories. Your words come at just the right time. I am truly grateful.

  5. Thanks for your comments and inspiring each other.

  6. What a wonderful story!
    Here's to us helping many more people to experience walking through walls just like Richard has,
    thanks to you Mandy & others who are working with you for this important reason.

  7. Mandy
    It is truly amazing the progress Richard has made - Thank you so very much for opening your heart to him - this makes my heart soar!


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