Dear Mr. "President"

Dear Mr. "President"

Let's be united in times other than hard ones...

Dear Mr. Trump,

My name is Jaraya Johnson, I'm a 20 year old African American woman, studying at Winthrop University. African American woman... getting an education. I'm going to be working closely with males with the same degree and one day, I will be in charge of those men. Why? Because women can do that, women can be in charge of men and we don't need men to help get us there.

But let's talk about you. When you became president, I had no choice but to give you a chance, give you the benefit of the doubt because hey, maybe someone saw something in you that strikes you as a good leader. At first, I was like "okay, we can give this a chance, his campaign was just for show, to get votes, but not it'll be better". You were okay at first, then you started scaring me again. The wall, the immigration laws, the transgender laws, the national beef we picked with Korea, I'm scared again. But when I saw that you actually passed these laws, most recently, the law about immigration and DACA repeal, it made me physically sick.

Please help me understand your thought process when you decide to pass the laws and these rules or when you approve these repeals.

I'm not doing this to bash you, though I could seeing as it's my right, but I'm just confused. You say you want to make America great again but you have been in the White House for almost a year and I have yet to see things get better or "great".

The only time I see people of different races and cultures bond together and genuinely mean it is during a natural disaster. During the hurricanes this season, members of different backgrounds helped each other and saved each other's lives. THAT, sir, is what makes America great. The fact that we have the ability to put our "pride" aside to figured out what's right.

You, on the other hand, and some of your supporters, are not like that. Mr. President, I've seen instances where people are laying dying in a hospital bed refusing medical care from someone of the opposite sex and/or race. Now that's ludicrous.

How many people have to die? How many things have to go wrong for all of us to realize that despite the color of our skin, the clothes on our backs, shoes on our feet, or the people we hang with, we all bleed red and we all live in this country? The United States. So when are we going to begin to show unity? When are you going to push the issue of this? When are you going to take a stand and show us what unity is so we can make the next step in making America great? When are we going to work together as a real team?

So, sir, the ball is in your court. What's next?

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He Changed Everything.

My soul is richer & my heart is fuller 

Sept 2013 I found myself writing to an evangelist Jennifer Beckham looking for more, looking for answers cause at the time I was in a dark place, and stuck no matter what I did. She wrote back! I cried as I read her respond. She sent me scriptures of who god is and what he wants for us. God says we are more than conquers and endurance develops strength and character. She encouraged me that I was on the right track. Not to give up and she would be praying for me. I saw Jennifer Beckham at a conference that year. I don't remember what she specifically talked about but I remember the feeling. The feeling of wanting to burst out crying, I could feel my eyes being filled with tears, and my heart racing but I wouldn't let out the tears. My pride was too big. I wanted to be strong so I did my best to hold it all in, and I did. At this conference they offered the audience who wanted to go up for prayer and dedicate their life to Jesus Christ. Surprisingly I went up, but I went up with other people that were seeking out salvation. I wasn’t sure if I was going up to support the other people or if it was truly for me. I was confused, even though I said the prayer. I became more confused as the days went on and I wasn't feeling a difference in my life. Nothing was changing. I started reading the bible and many books, listening to sermons, and surrounding myself with positive people. I gave my life to Jesus, but I didn't feel like I was set FREE! I continued feeling empty, lost, broken, guilty, and hurt from the past. There were so many days where I just wanted to give up. Almost felt pointless to fight for my life. At this point in my life I didn't know God very much, but I had just a little bit of faith. My faith was a big as a mustard seed and God took care of the rest. Day by day, year by year I started noticing my life changing. I noticed I was changing. I started feeling happy with who I was and where I was in life. I no longer questioned God about the things that happened to me. In my heart I was ok with the wounds, the hardships, and trials from the past because I now understood those wounds and trials. I realized I was SET FREE! not perfect but set free. I started understanding who I was as a child of our heavenly father. Now it’s Jan 2018 and I’m in awe of who I am and where I am in life, all because of Jesus. His so faithful! I think of the favor, the grace, his mercy, his love, his joy and blessing that he gives me even when I’m undeserving of it, it’s overwhelming. He has never left me nor forsake me. I can say Jesus you changed everything and my heart so forever thankful. 

Today, I encourage you like Jennifer Beckham encouraged me. Keep going and don't give up. No matter what your past looks like believe in your heart that you were created for greatness. Don't let your past determine your future, be the change you want in your life. You have it in you. There is so much more to life, don't miss out on it. It's time to take back your happiness, love, joy, freedom and so much more. It's time to take back EVERYTHING the enemy has taken from you. God has made you an overcomer. I speak it right now, that you will be victorious in 2018 and the years to come. Remember, God loves you! 

Psalm 136:26 (AMP) O give thanks to the God of heaven, for his mercy and loving-kindness endures forever!

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