Looking back over the course of our lives, many of us wonder about how the trials and triumphs of life have shaped us into who we are today. Could there be a God at work providentially moving through the events of our lives to bring us to a greater understanding of Him? Yes! This is what Willi Schakat came to realize.
In “A Home to Call My Own”, Willi recounts his own personal story of survival during World War II, to a new life in America. From his humble birth in the village of Stonischken in East Prusssia, to the shores of New York City, Willi tells of his journey as a refugee fleeing the Russian advance as a six year-old, with no parents, but with two sisters, an aunt, and his grandmother. Leaving his home and travelling across war-torn Europe for over three years, the hand of God protected him and later guided his life across the Atlantic.
It was in America where God revealed His plan to show him a new kind of home, one that he could truly call his own. As the reader follows his life, one can’t help but wonder how God is writing their own story. For we are all refugees, each looking for “A Home to Call My Own”.
Willi G. Schakat currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife Audrey.