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Posted on 05/25/2010 12:03:41 PM PDT by GonzoII
Former Colombian model shares conversion story
Amada Rosa Pérez
.- Amada Rosa Pérez was one of Colombias top models before she disappeared from the public eye five years ago. Now she is making headlines once again, but this time by sharing her conversion story.
Amada explained to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, that she had been diagnosed with a disease that left her with only 60 percent of her hearing in her left ear. The news caused her to question her lifestyle. I felt disappointed, unsatisfied, directionless, submerged in fleeting pleasures ... she said.
I always sought answers and the world never gave them to me.
Before I was always in a hurry, stressed out, and got upset easily," she continued. "Now I live in peace, the world doesnt appeal to me, I enjoy every moment the Lord gives me. I go to Mass, I pray the Holy Rosary daily, as well as the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m.
I go to confession frequently, she added.
Amada now works tirelessly with a Marian religious community in Colombia.
Being a model means being a benchmark, someone whose beliefs are worthy of being imitated, and I grew tired of being a model of superficiality. I grew tired of a world of lies, appearances, falsity, hypocrisy and deception, a society full of anti-values that exalts violence, adultery, drugs, alcohol, fighting, and a world that exalts riches, pleasure, sexual immorality and fraud.
I want to be a model that promotes the true dignity of women and not their being used for commercial purposes, Amada said.
Diagnosed with a disease that left 60% of her hearing in one ear?
I don’t get this story.
Sounds like our current culture.
Well, that happened to me too, and my daughter who was only 4 years old at the time told me, “Maybe if you’d listen harder to what Jesus is trying to tell you, you’d feel better.” She’s now 20, and I’ve lost all but 10% of my hearing in one ear, and the other one is completely deaf, but yes, disability either makes one bitter or better, and I’ve rarely seen it in between. I’ve got a complaint though ... I don’t *clears throat* look anywhere near as good as Amada ... :):)
Lord bless her.
I'm not sure what you don't get. There are many diseases that will destroy a person's hearing. Is there something else you're missing?
The Holy Spirit is very much at work in Latin America these days! ;-)
I love stories like this.
God bless you for sharing part of your story.