Friday, March 13, 2015

No Longer a Slumdog- Book review and FREE book link for YOU!

To say that I have a heart for orphans might be an understatement.  All those beautiful faces.  All those homeless children.  All those that just need to be loved.

And I have an adopted child.

But quite honestly, we adopted our son out of selfish reasons.  We wanted another child and could not have anymore.  We did not set out to save a child and give him a better life.  It wasn't that noble. And quite honestly, I was not sure how I felt about people who adopted to "save" a child.

My mind has been changed after reading K.P. Yohannan's book No Longer a Slumdog - Bringing Hope to Children in Crisis.

Now, let me start by saying that this is NOT a book about adoption.  At all.  But it is a book about the orphans.  And the lost.  About the destitute and the children being sold and used by parents who feel that they do not have any other options.

And it broke my heart.  Just as it breaks God's.

Dr. K.P. Yohannan is the founder and director of Gospel for Asia.  For over 30 years, Gospel for Asia has been raising money to help children and their families carve out a better life for themselves.  More importantly, they are sharing the Gospel with those children and their families and teaching them that there is a God who loves them.  100% of the money given to Gospel for Asia goes to those families.  100%!

Bridge of Hope is an offshoot of this incredible program, and centers of hope are established where the need is the greatest.  There, children are given clothes, love, and a healthy meal and taught reading and writing as well as basic hygiene. They are taught the Gospel and encouraged to share what they learn.  By sharing love to these families, Bridge of Hope is able to share the message of Christ's love as well.

The book No Longer a Slumdog tells the stories of many of the children that have been helped by Bridge of Hope.  Unfortunately, it also tells the heart wrenching stories of many more that are victims of a cruel caste system, a system that has been ingrained in their society for a very long time.  Girls who are sold as slaves, kids who are abandoned because their families cannot feed them, kids who have no hope because they were born into the lowest caste.  Don't get lost in just the numbers.  Yes, there are a lot of numbers.

Did you know-

  • More than 50 million children are in "hazardous work"
  • 2.5 miliion people around the world are in forced labor
  • Every year 1.2 million children become victims of trafficking
  • Over 250 million people in the Indian society are Dalits and treated like slaves, less valuable than animals
Behind those numbers though, are beautiful faces and people who need to hear the Gospel message,

You cannot help them by adopting them.  But you can help them by sponsoring them!  Simply go to to sponsor a child for $35.00 a month.   Not only can you read about a transformed life, but you can be a part of the transformation.   Bless a child - and bless yourself!

If you are interested in reading No Longer a Slumdog you can use this link to download a FREE copy!  Thank you Gospel for Asia!

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K.P. Yohannan’s FACEBOOK

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