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For over 60 years, [North] Sudan and South Sudan have experienced extreme levels of violence and human trafficking. Because of genocide and war, millions of widows and orphans are targets for slave raiders. Furthermore, little government infrastructure exists to provide for the care and education of these unadoptable orphans. In South Sudan, a 13-year-old girl is more likely to die in childbirth than to learn to read and write. In 2003, Kimberly L. Smith co-founded Make Way Partners with her husband Dr. Milton Smith. Her book Passport Through Darkness chronicles her journey to save thousands from modern-day slavery, persecution, disease, and genocide.
I love this book!
Okay, maybe love is a strong word. But I was riveted by this book! It’s not for the faint of heart though. Kimberly doesn’t hold anything back in giving her account of the way God called her to work with the people of Sudan, or what happens to her as a consequence. But, as an aspiring missionary, I felt God pull at my heart as it was broken for these people. It makes me just want to get on some planes and love on them! Callings like that comes with a price and require many sacrifices though, and Kimberly draws us into what her and her husband went through. I highly recommend this book. Some of it maybe hard to read for some, but if you have a heart for the lost and hurting, please read it. It will change your life.
From the publisher (http://www.davidccook.com/catalog/Detail.cfm?sn=106973&source=search:)
Passport through Darkness
Author: Kimberly L. Smith
As she shares her extraordinary stories of fighting human trafficking as an ordinary mom, Kimberly Smith offers hope for readers who wonder if God is calling them to greater things.
Passport Through Darkness takes readers on Smith’s journey from normal family life and business, to Europe, to the deserts of Africa and ultimately, to the deserts of her own soul as she tries to live well as an imperfect American mom, crusade for justice for orphans around the world, and embrace God’s extraordinary dreams for her. When Kimberly and her husband risk everything to answer God’s call, they see God change and restore them-even amid exhaustion, marital struggles, and physical limitations.
This heartbreaking, heartlifting book is for anyone who longs to see God move their life from normal to one that matters. It is a call to readers to take one more step on their journey to know God’s heart.
I received this book from the publisher (David C Cook) in return for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review.