Mark your calendars to come be inspired by a refugee’s journey from unspeakable suffering to joy in Christ as told in the book Straining Forward by Michelle Layer Rahal, daughter-in-law of Christ Church members Betty and Kamal Rahal). Michelle will share the captivating, heartrending, and triumphant real-life story of Minh Phuong Towner, who traveled from her home in Vietnam to Paris, Australia, and finally to the United States. Cost is $10 and includes a meal. Books will be available for sale that evening. Tickets are required for entry and can be purchased beginning September 15 in the Concourse (Holden Road) on Sunday mornings or through the Church Office during the week. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by United Methodist Women.