Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
She was born 20 march 1963 in Glendale, California
and grew up in Santa Barbara. In the 1990s, she was one of the most famous fashion super
models in the world. She had her own paper route as a youngster (11 years old); and through
that, her father told her to always give 110% at whatever she did. When she was 12 & hit
a real teen growth spurt, they called her "Spaghetti Legs".
Do parents make a difference? Beginning before her
mother went to nursing school, Kathy well remembers her mom's favorite saying, "An optimist
wakes up and says, 'Good morning, Lord!' and a pessimist wakes up and says, 'Good Lord, it's
morning!'" As the family had dinner together, her union-official dad would often say, "Thank
you, Lord, for making me the richest man in the world!" What positive outlooks...based on
Jesus! "Whenever we'd pull over for an ambulance, Mom would pray aloud, 'God, please be with
whoever is in danger.'"
Shortly before Kathy turned 18 her mother became a
Christian while attending nursing school. "She was inspired by one of her classmates," Kathy
says. "She had been searching and that’s how she ended up packing a Bible in my suitcase when
I went off to Paris to start modeling at 18."
It was during her first modeling trip to Paris,
when she was 18, that Kathy Ireland became a Christian. "I was really lonely there and
staying in a home where I didn’t feel comfortable," she says. Every day, she would come home
from work, lock herself in her room and read her Bible. "I just happened to turn to the
Gospels; and, as I read, my eyes and my heart just opened up. God just knew what I needed. A
few years later, while she was visiting her mom at her hospital job, her mom saw her notice a
young doctor. Kathy's life went on another change after her mom invited that doctor over for
a family lunch...2 years later she married Greg.
It would be many years later before she became
convinced that the formation of an entirely new human being began at conception. And she is
now quite a public figure on the side of the pro-life, anti-abortion issue. On the Fox cable
channel's O'Reilly Factor of 30 September 2002, I heard her boldly, compassionately, AND (without a tone of judgmentalism) toward the pregnant women proclaim, "..abortion is
murder!" The YouTube interview short version is HERE.
***give me your comments about this
[posted 1 October 2002; latest addition 6 October 2002
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now