Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Christian Female Role Model of the Day: Bethany Hamilton

Welcome to my celebration of Women's History Month! You can read more about this month and why I am writing about admirable Christian women here. For now, let's jump in!

The Forgiven Former Feminist's Female Christian Role Model of the Day is...  Bethany Hamilton!

Bethany Hamilton is an absoluetly inspirational Christian athlete. Hamilton grew up in a family that loved to surf. She took up the sport at a young age and managed to win one competition after another. However, when she was just thirteen years old, she was attacked by a large tiger shark and lost her arm. After several surgeries and losing over half of her blood, Hamilton pulled through. One short month after the attack, Hamilton was back on her board. One year after the attack she took 1st place at the Explorer Women's division of the 2005 NSSA National Championships. 

So why did Bethany Hamilton make my list? Not only does the girl do a sport that terrifies me (growing up in west Texas left me little room to embrace water) but she managed to turn a tragedy into a chance to witness to millions. Her story has since been turned into a movie and the self titled, "soul surfer" continues to shine a light for God's great provision and mercy to people across the world. 

 Here are the rest of my Female Christian Role Models:

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