Google Executive Kirk Perry Shares How God Turned Tragedy Into a Triumph

Kirk Perry
Kirk Perry

Brand solutions president of online giant Google recently spoke about God’s calling for his life during the 2015 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast, and testified how God took a tragedy in his life and turned it into a triumph.

Perry grewing up in a poverty-stricken home in Detroit, Michigan, and worked very hard to land a good job after college. So when he got accepted at Procter & Gamble, he devoted his whole time to the company.

“I was a self-made man,” Perry explained, and he admitted that he was actually “more dedicated to my work than I was to my family.”

“I remember I would leave for work before my girls would wake up, and I would get home after they were in bed, but I didn’t see that at all,” he said.

But in 1999, Perry received the worst news possible – his six-year-old daughter Carly had been diagnosed with cancer.

“I remember frantically getting to the airport, and I finally got ahold of my sister-in-law on one of the payphones to find out what was going on. And I wasn’t just weeping, I was sobbing because she was explaining to me what was going on,” he recalled.

One month passed and when it finally seemed like Carly’s health was improving, it took a sudden turn and doctors informed Perry that they would need to do more surgery and his daughter would probably need a colostomy bag for the rest of her life.

“I understood God was chasing me – He was there, and He wanted a relationship with me,” Perry said. But it was only after his daughter’s full recovery that Perry became a Christian through the help of his wife.

After that, Perry was surprised that things in his life got better. His relationship with his family deepened and his career even improved, and years later he was offered a job at Google.

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SOURCE: Christian Today
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