It was a privilege for me to welcome Henry Walker, President at Farmers and Merchants Bank, as the Key Note Speaker at Mission University’s Graduation on March 14, 2021. What Mr. Walker shared was a pleasant surprise.
Inviting such a successful business man, our expectation is that he would share pointers for his success. Instead, Mr. Walker was very transparent and honest about his potential setbacks and the hardships he and his family have faced. And, how it is his faith in Jesus Christ, not his talents or wealth, that help him to overcome each new challenge that he encounters in life.
It was encouraging for all of us, especially the 18 men and women who not long ago were homeless, to hear that they can have the same confidence as a man like Henry Walker. And that while even wealth and a successful career does not guarantee a problem-free life, that their Father God will lead them through every challenge.
Thank you Henry Walker, for passing on HOPE and COURAGE to the newest Orange County Rescue Mission graduates!