Lizzy, 26, a cocaine addict, became a viral sensation, after Pastor Tony Rapu shared her story whose foundation has been working to get her off drugs.
Pastor Tony Rapu, who is the senior Pastor of the House of Freedom in Lagos has just released impressive new photos of Lizzy, as he dedicated this year’s Father’s Day to her.
Father’s Day 2019 is dedicated to my spiritual daughter Lizzy who turned 26 in February.
Even though God is ‘Father’, many do not have a positive association with that word because they were raised in dysfunctional homes. For them, ‘father’ triggers painful memories.
So this Father’s Day, let’s be sensitive to those from difficult and painful backgrounds. Many still yearn for positive memories such as running to greet their dad when he returns home from work. This never happened. Some yearn for the father-daughter dance at their wedding. This may never happen with their natural fathers.
Today, let’s reach out in compassion to the physical and spiritual needs of the fatherless, the neglected, abused and abandoned. Let’s cultivate a sensitivity and compassion for children around us who grapple with instability at home. Let’s cherish especially those women who never experienced a father’s affection, by treating them with genuine love and dignity.