My faith is the central theme of my story. Without trust in God I would not have thrived and maybe not survived. My Christian faith was severely shaken in 2002, but it stands stronger than ever now in a living God who loves us and personally helps us. He is a God of mystery who leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions. Mystery and questions because my accident’s central focus is a fatality, a horrible set of injuries, and the aftereffects in the weeks, months, and years that follow. However, one thing I've come to realize is our Lord's undeserved favor, His GRACE, is every bit as mysterious as the accidents, misfortunes, and hurts that come our way in life. In His word, He says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. 12:9).
I've learned to celebrate my weaknesses, and the things which force reliance upon a trustworthy, mighty, and gracious God. I am now sincerely thankful for those things which make me desperately depend upon His strength. I now trust more than ever that He is, “a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1), and I know I can testify to the truth of His ongoing amazing grace. (Jason Mirikitani)
Benjamin, Abby (Abigail), JoJo (Josiah), wife Christe, Toby (Tobias), Jason