Kesaksian seorang anak kecil yg keluarga besarnya menjadi korban tornado di AS…dimana dia menyaksikan ayah ibu dan anggota keluarganya ketemu Yesus dan masuk surga
kesaksian ini telah dibukukan dg judul “To Heaven after The Storm”
yg menakjubkan disini adalah kesamaan penggambaran surga dg kesaksian2 Kristiani yg lain, shg kesaksian2 ini makin menguatkan pengharapan kita bahwa ada tanah air kekal di surga bagi kita semua org percaya
On May 7th 2012 reported at thearabtribune.com. Arab, Alabama - Ari Hallmark was 6 years old last year when an EF-4 tornado hit Ruth killing five members of her family, but she vividly remembers the horror and destruction. She remembers cows flying through the air, trucks hitting the house, glass breaking all around her.
And she remembers taking a quick trip to Heaven.
Ari tells her story in a new book she co-authored. “To Heaven: After the Storm,” became a work in progress once Ari started sharing her experiences surrounding the day of, and immediately following, the April 27 tornadoes with Dr. Lisa Moses, a life-time educator with a PhD in early childhood cirriculum and instruction.
Moses also worked with Julia Fleming, Ari’s blind friend and fellow Arab Primary School first grader on her book about Seymour the Snake, who is able to see better after crawling into a soda bottle, which magnifies things the way eyeglasses do. Ari decided that she would like to write a book one day, too.
Although not what Moses ever imagined, Ari began talking with her in the fall of 2011 and eventually participated in about seven interviews with her. Moses recorded her words using a lapel microphone as Ari drew and talked over the next several months. Moses took Ari’s detailed descriptions of her experiences and, using Ari’s own words, organized the book. (By the time the book is published, Moses will have gotten married and her byline on the book will read Dr. Lisa Reburn.) Its proceeds will benefit Treasure Boxes, a guide that teaches people how to talk to children about the death of a loved one.
Ari’s book is about April 27, 2011. Her family members who were killed were Phillip and Ann Hallmark (in the book they are Paw Paw and Maw Maw); Shane and Jennifer Hallmark (Ari’s parents) and Jayden Hallmark, Ari’s 17-month-old cousin. Ari now lives with her maternal grandmother, Susan Garmany. “It really is Ari’s story, just like she told it to me,” Moses says. “I think her story will touch many people. I used Ari’s words, and I used grammar and punctuation in a manner that I hope will allow the reader to hear a young child telling her story.” The book is being self-published and will be a 10x10-inch hardback, with glossy color pages. Moses thinks of the book as a coffee-table book. The cover is colorful and full of hope.