By: Johanna Garrison
"If God really loved me, why did this happen?" Have you ever felt that way? Henk certainly did after
his father was a victim of the Holocaust and his mother and sister were killed in a bombing raid
later described as a mistake. Clenching his fist toward the sky, he cursed God.
Jan, raised in Indonesia by a Chinese couple who worshipped Buddha and practiced witchcraft, met
Henk after he left Holland as a member of the Royal Dutch Army and was wounded during a revolution.
Their marriage was improbable, their life together truly a clash of two cultures-tangled destinies!
But when something appears hopeless, miracles can happen!
Johanna Garrison shares the captivating story of her parents: the wonders and woes of their
marriage, an unlikely path to Christ, and a journey that brings them to America. But just when
everything seems wonderful, tragedy strikes again. Their hope-filled story will inspire you to
conquer adversity, walk in forgiveness, and become a victor instead of a victim.
"I urge you to keep some tissue with you as you read this book. There are moments when you will cry
over the adversity described, and then later you will cry with joy over what the Lord did. You will
read of trial and tragedy, but you will also experience miracles of God's grace and power. Tangled
Destinies is not fiction-it's the real story of how God is always for us, even when life turns
against us!" -Dr. George O. Wood. General Superintendent, Assemblies of God.
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Meet the Author
Johanna Garrison has served as a teacher, administrator, conference speaker, and mentor. She is a
graduate of Evangel University. In addition, she has partnered with her husband, Alton, in multiple
ministry positions including evangelist and pastor as well as serving with him in his offices as
Executive Director of U.S. Missions and Assistant General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God.
The Garrisons have one daughter, Lizette. They reside in southwest Missouri.