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Google Exec: God Took Tragedy and Turned It into Triumph

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Mar 20
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Google’s president of brand solutions Kirk Perry said at the 2015 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast that God has turned tragedy into triumph in his life. The top business executive said that he grew up poor and dedicated himself completely to his work after graduating college. 


"I was a self-made man," Perry said. He rejects that he was "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.” 


Christian Today reports Perry's life was shattered when his six-year-old daughter Carly was diagnosed with cancer in 1999. At one point, doctors believed that she would require a colostomy bag for the rest of her life. 


Perry became a Christian after his daughter made a full recovery. 


Now a top executive at Google, Perry was diagnosed with cancer three weeks before speaking at the breakfast. Though he says he was angry with God at first, he realized that his treatable cancer could give hope to others. 


"God took another tragedy and turned it into a triumph and it completely flipped my state of mind," Perry said. "I believe in a redeeming God, and that's gonna will use this to glorify him. I believe that through this story, it's going add another chapter to my life so that I can be a further witness for God. And I can tell you with 100% certainty that God loves us incredibly."



Publication date: March 20, 2015