Awhile back, I shared a snippet from No Longer a Slumdog: Bringing Hope to Children in Crisis. I was so deeply moved by the book. Then a missionary from India spoke at my church regarding the same subject. Here are my thoughts on this very moving outreach. The pictures I'm sharing in this post are not from the book itself but I think it's a great visual to give you a feeling of what's going on in India.
This is no ordinary book! It is more of a biography of literally millions of children who are finding that the power of God is far greater than their own desperate circumstances. The author shares unimaginable stories of boys and girls who have walked a myriad of paths. Many tragedies move you to tears while others find you rejoicing with those who have been rescued out of the darkness and now know the love of Jesus through BOH (Bridge of Hope). I was deeply touched in hearing about a girl named Asha and her sister who were abandoned on a train by their mother in sheer desperation. Fortunately they were brought to the shelter. This book made me aware of the sad and painful reality of so many children suffering from extreme poverty, exploitation and abuse. The upside of this humble appeal is for us to help sponsor a child or help financially what God is blessing. It is so remarkable. South Asia's many children are receiving nutritious meals, education and health care. Continue to pray for the missionaries and all the children in India. Hope is growing. I am inspired.
5/5 stars. Recommend to friends.
Thank you to K.P. Yohannan, founder and International Director for this outreach ministry. 70, 000 boys and girls have different lives now through bridge of Hope.
You can sponsor and rescue a child from South Asia online, www.gfa.org/Rescue
A Radical Difference Through Bridge of Hope
- Instead of slave labor, they are now in school -- something they could have never dreamed of without Bridge of Hope.
- Instead of tattered rags, they now dress in clean school uniforms -- the nicest clothes they have ever owned.
- Instead of scraps, they now have nutritious meals -- no longer having to go to bed hungry.
- Instead of being maimed, they receive medical checkups.
- Instead of being abused, they now experience true love in Jesus' name!
A new day is dawning... No longer a slum dog! Won't you respond?
No Longer a Slumdog: Bringing Hope to Children in Crisis
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