BY HIS HAND is the story of a minister's wife whose life was greatly changed by the birth of a daughter with Down's syndrome. With His amazing love God turned her heartbreak into joy as she felt His call to work with special needs children and teens. The reader will meet and be inspired by many of these wonderful young people. Some of the incidents in the book may bring laughter, especially those describing the author's early years as a minister's wife. Many will tug at the strings of the reader's heart. The author's main purpose in writing this book, however, was to show the complete sufficiency of God. By His hand He can lead us, and give us the strength and guidance we need to meet any challenges that we might ever have to face. Anne Buchanan Jones is the daughter of a minister, Dr. John Buchanan, and is the wife of a minister, Rev. J. Sheril Jones. She has a Master's Degree in Special Education from Auburn University, along with additional graduate studies at Auburn, and the University of Georgia. Anne has been a teacher of high school speech and drama; elementary school grades; and public school music. She felt that God was calling her to work with special needs children after the birth of her own mentally challenged child, a daughter who has Down's syndrome. Anne was employed in the field of special education as both a teacher and an administrator of special education for twenty- five years. Anne has four children, twelve grandchildren, and one great grandson. One of her grandsons is also a special needs child. He is autistic. Since retiring in 1987, Anne has enjoyed simply being a minister's wife.
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