I devoured this book in one day. I mean I could.not.stop.
I cried. My faith was built up enormously.
Megan Boudreaux tells her story (or is it God's story?) thoroughly and well. I'm telling you this is a hands down MUST read. I realized again that God isn't finished writing His story and that we are chapters in His book. It excited me all over again.
Megan had dreams of a Tamarind tree in Haiti, where she had briefly visited on a missions trip.
She had no idea that a pastor and his wife had
prayed faithfully under that tree for 12 years for God to send someone to rescue the children.
That tree being an idol for voodoo worshipers who came from all over the world to practice there. All.Over.The.World.
The pastor had been a Restavek. A child slave.
A niave Megan, prompted by Jesus in dreams of the tree, came to Haiti and slowly began to uncover the reason for all of the poor, hungry children with dull eyes who always seemed to be busy working, but not going to school. It's common there to keep or take children as servants/slaves. They are starved, beaten, and unloved. Made to work long, grueling hours, they have no chance for anything better most of the time. But God...
24 year old Megan goes to Haiti alone without much of an idea of what to do but God knew and paved the way and in a surprisingly short amount of time what she and her team- yes, she has one now- have built Respire Haiti. School, medical and dental clinic, sports, arts, language classes, feeding program...I want to go there!
Megan obeyed God's quiet voice and she went -
Now she has her husband, adopted children, and close friends. God sets the solitary in families!(Ps. 68:6) She has a life of purpose and meaning and it's a beautiful picture of Jesus. I can't tell you enough how faith building it is to read Megan's story. Her humility and love and courage are all God-given and she makes sure we know that it could be any one of us if we were called and willing.
This story is full of God speaking, acting and performing miracles in real lives. I've read many of this genre to be honest, but this is the one that inspired me to get on my knees and ask God what He wants me to do.
Brilliantly written, I encourage you to read it. It's like being an eye witness to gospel accounts only in our time. :)
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*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased written review. 'm so grateful!