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A Blind Teenager Shows us What it Means to Live by Faith


>>Alyssa: Grass is soft like the angel hair
pasta. Grass kind of resembles that.
I guess, I don’t know. [laughs] I’ve been blind since birth. I have a disease called Lebers Congenital Amaurosis. People often ask me, is it hard being blind?
Is it scary? It’s not. It’s just a normal way of life for me. There was a time in my life when I was angry
about being blind. I was very into makeup and trying to look
my best. I really wanted to look in the mirror and
see what I look like, but I couldn’t. The Lord spoke to me and he told me that I
am beautiful on the inside. That I don’t have to worry about what I look
like on the outside. That he is the only one who can tell me what
I look like. The mirror can’t. Sometimes I feel like I’m a little bit of a burden to people.>>Grandpa: Tea’s right in front of you girl.>>Alyssa: Sometimes I wish I really didn’t
need that much help. I wish that I didn’t have to rely on them.
>>Mom: Ok, you got everything Alys?>>Alyssa: Yep.
>>Mom: All right. We’re out front>>Grandpa: Alright. Break a leg.
>>Alyssa: I’ll break two. If I could see, I don’t think my faith would
be as strong. Because for a blind person, you have to rely
on the Lord. It’s like your faith becomes more real because
you’re used to not seeing things. You’re used to believing in someone that you can’t see. For example, my mom, I can’t see her.
I may be able to hear her, but even if I couldn’t, I can’t see her, but I know she’s there. So for me, I think it’s easier to know and to understand that, though I can’t see God, he’s really there. I think it has a lot to do with walking by
faith and not by sight. I have this desire to help people, but I feel like being blind sort of limits
me as to what I can do. But the reality is, God has given me a gift
of singing for him and leading worship. I feel like that’s my way of helping people.
I’m grateful for that. [singing]Can you tell me if I’m beautiful.
I can not see myself. God made me but I still wonder why I can not understand. So tell me if I’m beautiful. I have so much joy and so much anticipation because I know the first face I’m ever going
to see is Jesus. And that means the world to me.

Jean Kelley

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36 COMMENTS

  1. Kozlov Roman Yuryevich Posted on July 24, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I love Deidox Films.

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  2. JPsavedbyGRACE Posted on August 7, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    First face she is going to see is Jesus' praise be to the Lord God!

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  3. scott perry Posted on August 27, 2015 at 7:39 am

    such a pretty woman inside and out. to have such faith and not be angry for what disability you have it's amazing. makes me feel all my problems mean nothing and i can learn from this young woman! God bless her!

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  4. Ofa Karo Posted on August 27, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks for this film. Love it! Wow! The "first first she's going to see is Jesus' "! What a day that will be! Awesome!

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  5. Make Disciples. Gabe T Posted on February 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Wow This is so powerful. Amen

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  6. Lighthouse Pictures Posted on February 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Wonderful girl 😉 bless her

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  7. Dark Silver Posted on March 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    how can people be so retarded and write comments as "praise the lord, and amen" .. if the god now exsists, remember that he is the idiot whom decided to give her blindness for no reason in the first place. and dont come with " its gods plan", wtf is good with a Plan to make a beautiful girl like this blind..

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  8. Xzaviette Posted on May 26, 2016 at 2:41 am

    God is so awesome!

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  9. Sonshine Posted on September 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Yes My Dear, You are Beautiful. God doesn't make mistakes.

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  10. JUSTIN BREWER Posted on October 30, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I AM LYING HERE IN TERRIBLE PAIN…PAIN ONLY GOD KNOWS AND I STUMBLE ACROSS YOUR TESTIMONY..THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING ME TODAY ON MY DARKEST DAY EVER..BLESS UR INCREDIBLE HEART YOUNG LADY

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  11. Quality Talks Posted on December 10, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Your video quality is too much, poor country with low connection can't open it easily and will cost more on data plan. I suggest you to reduce a little bit like 70℅ or 50% still fine. The most important is the information or the message inside.
    Thanks and b blessed

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  12. Wild Wyatt Wolf Posted on December 14, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Romans 8:28

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  13. Rico 6ix Posted on February 5, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    AMEN TO YOU GOD IS ALWAYS WIITH US NEVER FORGET THAT GOD LOVES YOU

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  14. Clark Nawrocki Posted on February 7, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    she has a great attitude

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  15. Yesica1993 Posted on February 25, 2017 at 5:42 am

    She's gorgeous both inside and out! What a voice!

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  16. ron azolla Posted on March 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    What is the title of her song? is there an mp3 for that? Let me know please, thanks

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  17. The Blind Oily Mama Posted on March 22, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Hey everyone! Can you believe this video was already seven years ago? I am the teenager in this film. Or should I say I was the teenager. LOL. I want to thank you all for your encouraging comments! I finally made my own YouTube channel, so if any of you have questions about how I live my day-to-day life as a blind person, feel free to check it out! God bless you all! 🙂

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  18. Vanessa Rowtham Posted on June 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    God bless you

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  19. socksumi Posted on July 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I would NEVER want to live my life by faith. Faith is a dirty F word to me. You can believe and justify pretty much anything by way by faith. Reason is the only pathway to reliable knowledge whereas faith leads only to delusion and wishful thinking.

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  20. gabe v Posted on July 21, 2017 at 6:03 am

    ur pretty on the outside 2

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  21. FashionsbyChar Posted on October 19, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    She's so beautiful! inside and out! God bless her 🌹

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  22. Jose Jeffery Mendoza Posted on January 17, 2018 at 3:28 am

    id hit

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  23. All About Glaucoma Jasmyn Polite Posted on January 23, 2018 at 5:35 am

    What a great attitude on blindness! I have glaucoma and I know how it is to struggle with partial blindness.

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  24. Jupiter Stars Posted on March 26, 2018 at 5:09 am

    I cried so much because I am happy. And you are so beautiful . God continuously bless this woman ❤ I love you and God does too !!!

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  25. Rubik Bayanduryan Posted on June 24, 2018 at 10:52 am

    …..but now I see.

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  26. martin pons Posted on September 20, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    You are such a huge inspiration!!
    I’ll show this video to my Sabbath school class.
    God bless you in this ministry you have.

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  27. KMR TECH Posted on October 20, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Hats off you from india love u

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  28. Shayla McCartney or Shay Posted on May 9, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Omg your amazing!!

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  29. Florence Asteri Posted on June 7, 2019 at 11:04 am

    I think, most of blind people don't have struggles with their disability, but with the behavior of seeing people. Dumb questions, afraid to do or say something wrong, ostracize because they think, blind people couldn't do anything.
    If you're born blind, you don't miss anything, but you feel the strange behavior of others around you.

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  30. Thomas Gabriel Posted on June 12, 2019 at 5:18 am

    This girl is real. Most girls her age are not this mature.

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  31. spacebears Posted on October 9, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    huge inspiration

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  32. William Cramer Posted on October 23, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing this video! I will share this with my FCA group. God Bless!

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  33. LA TIGRE Posted on December 7, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Best inspiration ever.Seriously ur the best.Salute to you !!! 😉

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  34. UN REINO ETERNO Posted on January 8, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    In the Name of Jesus i rebuke that blindness from Alyssa.
    Alyssa your eyes are beautiful. Jesus will open your physical eyes because its his word.
    I hope someone could read this message for you.

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  35. peace on Earth let's all get along Posted on January 19, 2020 at 3:23 am

    You've got a good heart and I wish all the best for you from my heart

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  36. Tim simpson Posted on March 10, 2020 at 2:56 am

    God bless you you are a very beautiful girl.and god said the eyes can deceive you.and yes God is their. You sing like a angel

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