The Collection

by MVP



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 24/01/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9780759643444

About the Book

The Collection, covers the time frame of thirty-five years, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-six to the present. There are poems, verses, fictional and non-fictional stories and an added attraction, songs to sing.

"Wildcat Strike" was part of a junior high school assignment. She was given a list of words and told to be creative.

"Title Unknown" was written in high school as MVP was running for class secretary. She lost the election but was commended for her creativity.

One summer afternoon during junior high school, MVP asked her baby brother, "If you could write about anything, what would you write about." He replied, "It would be about Jesus coming back and how no one was ready or believed He was coming." MVP took the idea and titled it "The Coming."

"Thank God It Didn’t Happen This Way" was her first short story. It was written to express how thankful she was for Christ and His salvation. If it seems funny, that is all right. However, keep in mind that it is a story of praise designed to help those who don’t know about Jesus Christ to seek Him out and accept His gift of salvation.

"Beating the System" was the most recent and difficult story to write. As MVP started the story, it had no beneficial message. She prayed asking why write something that seems to have no bearing on glorifying the Lord. She was obedient and continued to write. Then as a vision, Part Five of the story says it all. MVP had no idea that the story was going to turn out the way it did; God gave guidance.

"He Isn’t Just My Brother" was written in Korea about ten months after the death of her brother.

"With Justice For All" was written while assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, her assignment after Germany.

"Pride and Joy" was written while in high school as MVP became aware of the fact that God does not answer prayers of hate. She was able to forgive herself and she learned that love is very strong. "It can make you do right, do wrong."

As you read The Collection may God impart His mercy, love, grace, and understanding upon you.

About the Author

MVP was born in Auburn, Alabama, the twenty-seventh of August, one thousand nine hundred and fifty five. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of eight. MVP is one of ten children born to Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Pink, Sr. She has six brothers, five living, and three sisters. Her parents are deceased.

MVP started work at the age of eleven. She was a maid and babysitter. She was able to cook a full course meal at the age of nine. Her spare time was spent writing and singing. MVP has been interested in Jesus for as long as she can remember. Her writings seem to center on good versus evil.

After high school, MVP attended Alabama State University for one year. She transferred to Auburn University in September of one thousand nine hundred and seventy-five. Being married and working, going to college became overwhelming.

She entered the United States Army in October of one thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven.

Three years of military life was more than sufficient for MVP, or so she thought; however, after two years of being a civilian, she went back into the Army. In April of one thousand nine hundred and eighty-three, while in the Army, a tick bit MVP. Unaware of Lyme Disease at that time she didn’t realize that she had been infected. It wasn’t until August one thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven that MVP found out that she had Lyme Disease. She left the Army in one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four.

Following the Lord’s direction, she ended up in Concord, New Hampshire, in November one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four. Attending church in Concord led MVP to missionary work. However, the ordeal with the Lyme Disease made traveling outside of the United States almost impossible.

Having a heart and love for the unsaved, MVP has dedicated her writings to spreading the gospel, helping missionaries and helping those in need. Her first book The Invisible Prison was published in one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine.