Day 27 (09.08.17) Wednesday

This morning, I woke up with a burden on my heart. I remembered a story about late Dr. Frank Gunsaulus and his famous sermon that got him a million dollars.

The late Frank W. Gunsaulus was a beloved educator and clergyman. While he was going through college, he observed many defects in the educational system, defects which he believed he could correct, if he were the head of a college.
He made up his mind to organise a new college in which he could carry out his ideas, without being handicapped by orthodox methods of education. But he needed a million dollars to put this project across!
He didn’t have that large sum of money. And could not make any real progress for almost two years.

Extracted from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

One Saturday afternoon I sat in my room thinking of ways and means of raising the money to carry out my plans. For nearly two years, I had been thinking, but I had done nothing but think!

“The time had come for ACTION!”

“I made up my mind, then and there, that I would get the necessary million dollars within a week. How? I was not concerned about that. “Things began to happen in a hurry. I called the newspapers and announced I would preach a sermon the following morning, entitled, `What I would do if I had a Million Dollars.’

“I went to work on the sermon immediately, but I must tell you, frankly, the task was not difficult, because I had been preparing that sermon for almost two years.

“Long before midnight I had finished writing the sermon.”

“Next morning, I arose early, went into the bathroom, read the sermon, then knelt on my knees and asked that my sermon might come to the attention of someone who would supply the needed money.

“While I was praying I again had that feeling of assurance that the money would be forthcoming.

In my excitement, I walked out without my sermon, and did not discover the oversight until I was in my pulpit and about ready to begin delivering it.

“It was too late to go back for my notes, and what a blessing that I couldn’t go back! Instead, my own subconscious mind yielded the material I needed. When I arose to begin my sermon, I closed my eyes, and spoke with all my heart and soul of my dreams. I not only talked to my audience, but I fancy I talked also to God. I told what I would do with a million dollars if that amount were placed in my hands. I described the plan I had in mind for organizing a great educational institution, where young people would learn to do practical things, and at the same time develop their minds.

“When I had finished and sat down, a man slowly arose from his seat, about three rows from the rear, and made his way toward the pulpit. I wondered what he was going to do. He came into the pulpit, extended his hand, and said, `Reverend, I liked your sermon. I believe you can do everything you said you would, if you had a million dollars. To prove that I believe in you and your sermon, if you will come to my office tomorrow morning, I will give you the million dollars. My name is Phillip D. Armour.”‘

Young Gunsaulus went to Mr. Armour’s office and the million dollars was presented to him. With the money, he founded the Armour Institute of Technology now known as Illinois Institute of Technology.

…………………

Please permit me to dream out loud…IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS…

I would build therapy and recreation centers for children with cerebral palsy. I would start with Lagos State, Nigeria. One would be situated on the Island and the other in Ikeja axis of Lagos State, Nigeria.

This center will not be a school, it will be a place that parents can bring children with cerebral palsy for assessment, therapy and counselling.

Parents would be taught how to care for their children. A support system would be created for parents especially mothers. Caregivers would be assessed and trained on caring for children with cerebral palsy

School teachers would be assessed and trained on caring and teaching children with cerebral palsy

There would be a warehouse for adaptive equipment (assistive devices) for children with cerebral palsy to borrow and return after use.

There would be a gym section with different equipment

There would also be a thermal pool.

Medium term goal-Establishment of conductive education in Nigeria

Long term goal- Skills and vocational center for young adults living with cerebral palsy.

30 days in HungaryDay 27 (09.08.17) WednesdayThis morning, I woke up with a burden on my heart. I remembered a story about late Dr. Frank Gunsaulus and his famous sermon that got him a million dollars.The late Frank W. Gunsaulus was a beloved educator and clergyman. While he was going through college, he observed many defects in the educational system, defects which he believed he could correct, if he were the head of a college.He made up his mind to organise a new college in which he could carry out his ideas, without being handicapped by orthodox methods of education. But he needed a million dollars to put this project across!He didn’t have that large sum of money. And could not make any real progress for almost two years. Extracted from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillOne Saturday afternoon I sat in my room thinking of ways and means of raising the money to carry out my plans. For nearly two years, I had been thinking, but I had done nothing but think!"The time had come for ACTION!" "I made up my mind, then and there, that I would get the necessary million dollars within a week. How? I was not concerned about that. "Things began to happen in a hurry. I called the newspapers and announced I would preach a sermon the following morning, entitled, `What I would do if I had a Million Dollars.'"I went to work on the sermon immediately, but I must tell you, frankly, the task was not difficult, because I had been preparing that sermon for almost two years."Long before midnight I had finished writing the sermon.”"Next morning, I arose early, went into the bathroom, read the sermon, then knelt on my knees and asked that my sermon might come to the attention of someone who would supply the needed money."While I was praying I again had that feeling of assurance that the money would be forthcoming.In my excitement, I walked out without my sermon, and did not discover the oversight until I was in my pulpit and about ready to begin delivering it."It was too late to go back for my notes, and what a blessing that I couldn't go back! Instead, my own subconscious mind yielded the material I needed. When I arose to begin my sermon, I closed my eyes, and spoke with all my heart and soul of my dreams. I not only talked to my audience, but I fancy I talked also to God. I told what I would do with a million dollars if that amount were placed in my hands. I described the plan I had in mind for organizing a great educational institution, where young people would learn to do practical things, and at the same time develop their minds."When I had finished and sat down, a man slowly arose from his seat, about three rows from the rear, and made his way toward the pulpit. I wondered what he was going to do. He came into the pulpit, extended his hand, and said, `Reverend, I liked your sermon. I believe you can do everything you said you would, if you had a million dollars. To prove that I believe in you and your sermon, if you will come to my office tomorrow morning, I will give you the million dollars. My name is Phillip D. Armour."'Young Gunsaulus went to Mr. Armour's office and the million dollars was presented to him. With the money, he founded the Armour Institute of Technology now known as Illinois Institute of Technology. …………………Please permit me to dream out loud…IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS…I would build therapy and recreation centers for children with cerebral palsy. I would start with Lagos State, Nigeria. One would be situated on the Island and the other in Ikeja axis of Lagos State, Nigeria.This center will not be a school, it will be a place that parents can bring children with cerebral palsy for assessment, therapy and counselling.Parents would be taught how to care for their children. A support system would be created for parents especially mothers. Caregivers would be assessed and trained on caring for children with cerebral palsySchool teachers would be assessed and trained on caring and teaching children with cerebral palsyThere would be a warehouse for adaptive equipment (assistive devices) for children with cerebral palsy to borrow and return after use.There would be a gym section with different equipmentThere would also be a thermal pool.Medium term goal-Establishment of conductive education in NigeriaLong term goal- Skills and vocational center for young adults living with cerebral palsy.

Gepostet von Diary of a Special Needs Mum Initiative am Samstag, 19. August 2017

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