In December 2011, I completed a Master’s Degree program in the U.S., and I found that there was a Gaither Christmas concert near the day of my graduation. My family prayed that God would give Dad the strength, health and opportunity to visit the U.S. for my graduation and the Gaither tour. God answered our prayers, and on December 16, after multiple flights and lots of driving, we arrived at the event in Columbus, Ohio. I had never seen my dad that happy before, and I believe it was one of the most amazing moments in his life. He was smiling all the time, singing along and really enjoying the show. He told me, “It is really a dream come true.” At the end of the show, he met Wes Hampton and had his picture taken with him. I believe this happened not because of his or our strength; it is because God loves him and He gave him an amazing Christmas present last year.
— DANIEL KARIONO