“By God’s grace, I’ve been able to live a full life” -Man Born with no Arms

Despite no arms, this man turns his disability into a testimony of God’s goodness in his life.

“I do everything with my feet because I was born without arms. But, that doesn’t limit me,” Daniel Ritchie writes in a recent Fox News article. “By God’s grace, I’ve been able to live a full life that has included graduating college, marrying my best friend Heather, raising two beautiful kids and serving in ministry for over a decade. The way I’ve lived my life isn’t much different than anyone else.”

Because of this disability, Ritchie has not live a normal life because he always encounter diverse bullying.
“I remember coming home from a trip to the grocery store with my mom at seven years old, in tears because someone had said insulting things to me. There was the time that I had to fend off a rude kid at Disney World — the happiest place on earth. And then there was the time my parents and I were asked to leave a restaurant because I was eating with my feet,” he explains.
The constant stares and rejection destroyed his self-confidence. It was especially hard during high school.

He added “It was in this time of loneliness and negativity that I came across a Psalm in the Bible that would change my perspective and my life. It was Psalm 139 , where King David praises God for forming him while he was still in his mother’s womb. In verse 14, he says, ‘I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well,'”

This verse not only changed his view of himself, but others as well.
“I was no longer who people said I was. I was who God said I was,” he says. “It was at this time that something even more amazing happened. I began to see others as wonderful, too.”

The good news is that, he has surrender his life to God and begin a ministry with details on his blog and social media.


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