My Valley Experience
Beating the Odds
About the Book
This is a powerful, inspiring, and interesting story of triumph.
On a journey of accomplishment overshadowed by challenges and adversity, Gertrude invites readers into her world as she gives an account of how her strong faith in God helped her to triumph over adversity.
She refused to allow her humble beginning to limit or define her destiny. Using captivating experiences backed by biblical characters who had their own valley encounters as well as a peep into her prayer life, she shares her story.
In spite of the struggles, disappointment, grief, and loss, Gertrude maintained a close relationship with God. She showed how her faith helped her bypass the stresses of life and overcome the challenges.
Her strong will to rise above the circumstances that were intended to dehumanize her allowed her to experience the supernatural power of God. She relied on him for inner peace, strength, protection, and direction as she tried to beat the odds and fulfill her purpose.
This book will encourage and empower you to accept the things you cannot change and activate your faith to trust God as he is in control of your life.
About the Author
Gertrude Flynn-White is a retired principal whose passion for teaching propelled her through forty years of unbroken service in teaching. She grew up in Jamaica with parents who were hardworking, independent Christians. This solid foundation helped to shape her character as she moved through the different stages of her life. She grew up as a devoted Christian, dedicated teacher and a caring mother. She has a Diploma from Moneague Teachers College, a BSc and MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Among her accolades she has the Excellent Teacher award, the Lasco Teacher of the Year Region 3 Top Teacher award and the Golden Torch long service award. Her entrepreneurial interests inspired her to establish other career paths in Fashion Designing, Dress Making and Culinary Arts. Her journey took her through success overshadowed by adversity, to retire from the Ocho Rios Primary School in St. Ann, Jamaica.