Ann Haskin was born in a three-room shack in the backwoods of Alabama. Her father died when she was two. Her mother was abusive and neglectful, leaving the hungry children to fend for themselves as they searched for food. This continued until the children were rescued by the police and escorted to their aunt’s cotton farm. There, they picked cotton all day in the hot, humid sun.
Shortly thereafter, the children were returned to their mother who, after moving a stranger into the house, fled to California with him and the children. They would watch in horror as this man would beat their mother, at times leaving her for dead.
Ann’s life demonstrates the power of God, which transformed a shattered childhood into a life of purpose and meaning. This is a story of hope, faith, and forgiveness and how she found joy and peace in His promises.
Ann Haskin grew up in California and recently moved to Oklahoma to be near her family. She has been involved in Calvary Chapel churches since the 1970s and has served in many ministries over the last thirty-two years.
Ann faithfully volunteered as a chaplain in Juvenile Hall for seven years and has a passion to evangelize and minister to those who are broken and hurting. She also had the privilege of being a counselor at crusades that featured speakers Billy Graham, Greg Laurie, and Franklin Graham.
Ann speaks at different events throughout the United States, sharing her story in order to help others find redemption as she did in the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ann believes that God called her into this ministry and is excited to see how He plans to use her life story and this book.