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.
I was invited to participate in this virtual book tour and received a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review. Not only did the author send me the book but she also enclosed a personalized note. Nice touch!
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.
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- September 24 ~ Writers & Authors
- September 25 ~ Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book
- September 26 ~ Geo Librarian
- September 27 ~ Teena in Toronto
- September 28 ~ Dr. Pepper Diva
- October 1 ~ Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book
- October 2 ~ CMash Reads
- October 3 ~ Writing and Other Ways into the Heart
- October 4 ~ Buggle for Book
- October 8 ~ Minding Spot
- October 9 ~ Martha's Bookshelf
- October 10 ~ Proud Book Nerd
- October 11 ~ I'd Rather Be Reading at the Beach
- October 12 ~ Tribute Book Reviews
- October 16 ~ What's Going on in Heidi's Head
- October 17 ~ Kaisy Daisy's Corner
- October 18 ~ Books and Needlepoint
- October 18 ~ The Haunting of Orchid
- October 19 ~ My Devotional Thoughts
- October 22 ~ Ordinary Servant
- October 23 ~ Reading to Review
- October 29 ~ Karen's Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Reviews