Thursday 27 September 2012

Book ~ "Tears Water The Seeds of Hope" (2012) Kim Tews

From TearsWatertheSeedsofHope ~ Tears Water the Seeds of Hope is the inspiring true story of a Midwest husband and wife that become disenchanted with the relentless pursuit of the “American Dream” and embark on a journey that spans six countries and redefines their hearts and lives. 

The story begins in a small town in Wisconsin and weaves its way through South and Central America as the couple gathers an army of supporters, and works to save the lives of children in the end stages of starvation in eastern Guatemala. The narrative is filled with action-packed adventure and heart-warming victories as the characters face incredible odds and seemingly hopeless situations, while hundreds of volunteers join mission teams to serve alongside them. Readers of all ages will enjoy the roller coaster ride of emotions—from laughter, to tears, to sheer joy in the realization that it is possible for ordinary people to make a difference, one life at a time.

This is the true story of Kim and her husband, Randy, realtors in Wisconson, who were doing very well for themselves.  They had a nice house and two daughters.  Life was hectic and, though they didn't know it, their lives were going to change and find deeper meaning.  It was on vacation when they came across others who were less fortunate than them that they truly realized just how good their life was and how much they had taken for granted.

They wanted to help and this led them to eventually setting up their own organization, Outreach for World Hope. Outreach for World Hope (OWH) is a non-profit, tax deductible 501 (c)(3) approved, non-denominational Christian organization with the goal of improving the quality of life of the world's poor by providing humanitarian aid, hope, and compassion without regard to race, color, nationality or religious affiliation.

The Chiquimula region of Guatemala is located in the eastern part of the country known as “The Dry Corridor” due it is chronic shortage of rainfall resulting in drought conditions and long term famine. OWH has been working in the region since 2005 to save the lives of children found in the end stages of starvation, while at the same time providing pathways out of poverty, and hope for the future, through education and sustainable agriculture programs.

If you are looking for a book to discover how to make a difference, you should check it out.


dollycas aka Lori said...

Wonderful post!!!!

Heidi said...

Yes, definitely a great story. Thanks for stopping by my blog!