Monday, January 10, 2011

He Must Be So Overwhelmed!

The best surprises are the ones that come from God.

Just a week ago, Ted Williams was a 53-year-old homeless soul in Colombus, Ohio, whose life was immensely disheveled by drugs and alcohol. Before the nasty vices got the better of him, he had a good job, a family, and a home. Consequently he lost everything he had.

In hopes of a second chance and two years into clean living, Ted frequented the highway holding a cardboard that claimed he's an ex-radio announcer with a "God-given gift of voice" who has fallen on hard times. It also said, "Any help will be greatfully appreciated."

Then one fateful January day, Columbus Dispatch reporter Doral Chenoweth III saw him at a street ramp and asked him to illustrate his talent on video...


I bet what happened after came as a shock to Ted. The video garnered over 11 million hits on YouTube, he got countless job offers from huge TV and radio networks, invitations to appear on various shows, and is now reunited with his mom.

Guest announcing on NBC's Today Show

Ted shares, "I always used to pray to God, 'Lord let my mom live to see another year; maybe this will be the year that somebody will say, 'Hey man, do you want a job?'"

This is exactly the sort of thing that happens when you give in to the Lord. What an inspiration this man has become!


1 comment:

bingkee said...

That really is an inspirational story.