There are books that educate, entertain or make you want to travel, then there are others that pull some heart-strings, make you emotional and you just can’t wait to take inspired action right from the first pages.
Such is the case of No Longer a Slum dog: Bringing Hope to Children in Crisis written by K.P. Yohannan, the founder of GFA (Gospel of Asia) Bridge of Hope, a Christian organization that helps children in impoverished areas by providing them quality education, medical care, a daily meal and the chance to be sponsored.
The book is a collection of gripping, real-life stories of children who were left to their own devices by their parents who did not have the means to feed or educate them.
These testimonies allow you to take a look at their daily lives, difficult circumstances, struggles and how finding GFA changed their lives FOREVER.
Their triumph over adversities is just remarkable but what is truly inspiring is how they changed their beliefs and found comfort as well as strength in the Gospel.
One of the most moving narratives is the following. Trust me there was not a dry eye after reading it:
This is a story of two sisters who got onboard a train with their mother and they thought they were going to go visit some relatives. However their lives were about to change when they least expected it:
“You girls stay here. I’m going to get something to drink.” But after a few minutes, the train started moving again, and Mom still wasn’t back! Our hearts were racing. The train kept going faster and faster. Where was Mom?
These two young souls were abandoned by the person who was supposed to teach them everything they needed in order to live, love and become the women who would go further than anyone else in their family ever did. Sadly, they had to face the world alone.
Fortunately, someone found them and took them to a GFA center where they were very well looked after and did not have to be out on the streets like many million other children do on a daily basis.
It is unbelievable that in a country, such as India, a large number of persons are discriminated because of their “position” in society. That alone determines the treatment they will get by anyone they come across.
No one should be going through this, especially children as they are the future of any nation. We were all created in the image of God and he has specific plans for our lives. No one has the right to put anyone down and treat them as if they are animals and unworthy. Now that I believe is a crime and should not be allowed. Where is the government in all of this? Right, they favor corporations and their own interests instead of the one who need help the most!
It is great to know and see that there are still good-hearted people who care and are willing to do whatever it takes to improve the lives of others. This is where GFA comes to the rescue.
Become a witness of the next wave of transformation that is currently taking place and help share these stories with anyone you know! Feel free to contribute to such a great cause and why not sponsor a child or two?
Would you like to receive a FREE copy of No Longer a Slum Dog?
It is very simple. You can receive the book directly by going to the GFA website, enter your information and help them spread the message of what the organization does! Best of all? Even the shipping is free! So feel free to share with everyone 🙂
About the author:
Dr. K.P. Yohannan, founder and international director for Gospel of Asia, has authored more than 200 books, including Revolution in World Missions, an international bestseller with more than 3 million copies in print. He is on the board of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), and his Road to Reality radio program airs on more than 900 stations worldwide. He and his wife, Gisela, have two grown children, Daniel and Sarah, who both serve the Lord with their families.
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Disclaimer: I was not compensated to review this book but was provided with a free copy. As usual opinions are my own and always be. I will always give my two cents on any topic, oh I sure do!