This is a heartbreaking yet overcoming and empowering book entitled Frida; about a woman, Frida Gashumba (Umuhoza) ; who found herself in the midst of one of the the World’s most heinous crimes ever taken out on humanity, by humanity itself – the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The death toll was estimated at 800,ooo by the UN, this occurring over 100 days. This is a personal story that opens up the readers’ eyes to the real life pain that continues in innocent victims’ lives to this day; and how forgiveness and love can heal the soul. We do need to forgive, yet we do not need to forget. Frida (a Tutsi) watched as her family were massacred by Hutus with machetes. She was also bludgeoned, thrown into a mass grave and buried. Miraculously, she came out alive…read the rest, you won’t regret it.
This is an inspiring true story about a young doctor who was spiritually and emotionally moved by street children in Bolivia. He has shared touching stories from some of these children’s lives, and his time on the streets in Bolivia; and how he is now making a positive difference, by setting up children’s homes in La Paz, Bolivia. We are so blessed in our country! We can all make a difference, no matter how little it may be, or how insignifcant we may think what we are doing is. Lots of ‘Little Differences’ can make ‘Big Changes’ to peoples’ lives and the current state of the world. This is a really good read, I encourage anyone who enjoys reading from this genre to check it out.
Kaya, originally named the Bolivian Street Children Project (BSCP), began in 1997 as a volunteer effort initiated by Dr. Chi Huang and sponsored by Park Street Church of Boston. Taking a year off before entering his medical residency, Dr. Huang spent a year in La Paz, Bolivia, coordinating volunteers from a local church to provide outreach services to children living on the streets. If you are interested in donating to the organization which Dr. Chi Hiuang initiated, click on the donation link above!
This is an interesting book, a must read for people interested in science. Doctors took Henrietta’s cells without her permission. The cells never died, they are better known as HeLa cells. They are the oldest and most commonly used cell line in scientific research, even today. The HeLa cell was vital in developing the polio vaccine, gene mapping, cloning to name just a few incredible medical research breakthroughs. These cells started a medical revolution and created a multi-million dollar industry, yet Henrietta’s family can’t afford health insurance, and she is almost anonymous; her physical death has saves lives, her cells live on more than 50 years later. Where’s the justice?
- Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951)-The woman behind HeLa Cells (blackisreallybeautiful.wordpress.com)
What happens when you drop an American family with three small children into the post-Communist chaos of Outer Mongolia? There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub chronicles the adventures of the Hogan family as they try to follow God’s leading into one of the world’s most remote and mysterious enclaves. Disarmingly honest and charmingly humorous, their tale will thrill you and bring tears to your eyes. An intensely personal memoir, this book still manages to pack a powerful dose of missionary insight and Biblical principles for seeing the Church explode into life among peoples that have never even heard of Jesus. Get comfortable. You will not be able to put it down.
Mackenzie Allen Phillips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.