Living By Faith: A Journey of Faith, Family, and Fortitude

Living By Faith: A Journey of Faith, Family, and Fortitude

by Diane Kann


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How do you keep your faith when tragedy crashes into your life?

When a tragic accident takes his father's life, leaving the family with no income for food and necessities, teenage Saikou finds his faith guides him. He reaches out into an unknown world on the Internet, hoping to find advice and a friend. His faith, hard work, and resilience prove to be stronger than the many difficult challenges life continues to bring.

For Anything I Trust Him --He lived by that motto, with endless hours of hard work and selfless giving, to make a difference. Learn the story of how this young man kept his faith strong, even through life-changing tragedies, and brought hope to his village.

Saikou’s great faith and strong work ethic, despite the harsh life in his small African village, will inspire you toward greater faith and tenacity.

In her book, author Diane Kann shows how:

  • to strengthen your faith in challenging times
  • family togetherness brings a stronger faith for all
  • faith, hard work, and fortitude work together to create victory over life’s challenges

Living By Faith is the true story of a teenage boy and his family in a small village, guided by faith to help his family and village.

Included in the book’s pages are over 80l photos of the village, people, wildlife, and artwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640859456
Publisher: Diane Kann
Publication date: 12/16/2019
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Diane Kann was born in Celoron, New York and grew up on a farm in Centralia, New York. The entire family was active in the 4H program and fundraising and assistance for people in need throughout her youth and adult life.
She and her husband have nine children, including four by adoption, all homeschooled through high school. The family lives on a small farm in Christmas, Florida and continues to provide help to others, personally and through the church.
An avid reader and writer, Diane designs websites and enjoys blogging and content writing. Although she focuses on nonfiction, she also enjoys science fiction and writing for children and young adults.
Diane believes that God gave us each talents to use to help others and make our world a better place. Therefore, she has continued the tradition of helping others that her parents mentored, including decades as a volunteer with the 4H, homeschooling, and church communities. Also, her natural abilities and love for animals allowed her to provide dog training help for individuals and retrained rescues.
Visit Diane's website, for information on her projects to help others and her next books. You may also contact her through her Facebook page, She enjoys hearing what others are doing with their talents, too!

Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Saikou, Before the Farm

Chapter 2: Remembering

Chapter 3: The Accident

Chapter 4: Prayers and a Phone

Chapter 5: The Farm, Hope for the Future

Chapter 6: Jarray’s Emergency

Chapter 7: A Growing Family

Chapter 8: Emergency Medical Help Needed

Chapter 9: New Friends

Chapter 10: Yonna School

Chapter 11: Growing More

Chapter 12: Looking Beyond

Chapter 13: Saikou, the Writer

Chapter 14: Fanta, the Artist


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