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“I was ready to help the gentleman who was the driver’s assistant. It was a game, and I had to play it wisely. I volunteered to help carry a load for a certain woman. She was old and her luggage was heavy, but that was the way I would escape to victory.”
“When I entered the principal’s office, he laughed and asked for my receipt. He said that without the receipt, I was committing a crime by coming to school. He told me in a loud voice, ‘If education is expensive, try ignorance. Go quickly and bring your receipt.’ ”
“My son was deteriorating. His time to live according to some doctors was getting shorter. We were worried, but we continued to pray and tried to give him courage.” With their son’s heart condition getting more concerning by the day, Augustine and Theresa finally arrange for the operations he needs. With the help of Chain of Hope and others, Glen receives care in England, while his father waits and worries from afar.
“There was risk involved in reporting in a country hostile to reporters. Contrary opinions and views were not acceptable. As I wrote more dangerous stories I became less safe.” Augustine, though, felt he had no choice but to put his life on the line — for his family and his future.
“I had the chance to choose between a private school and my journalism. The private school paid well and I had been deprived of salary for a long time. My situation was dangerous. Hardship was [pervasive]. I could not pay rent, so we were tossed from one house to another until I settled down at my new school. That too was unstable. The education secretary for the Catholic Mission used his influence to let them kick me out.” … Read more in the latest chapter of Augustine Kanjia’s unbelievably true story.