Item description for God's Golden Acre: The Inspirational Story of One Woman's Fight for Some of the World's Most Vulnerable AIDS Orphans by Dale le Vack...
Overview A little community in South Africa, God's Golden Acre, is home to many orphaned children--mostly due to the AIDS pandemic. Heather and Patrick Reynolds care for these children and their story is one of ministering selflessly in the name of Christ. (Motivation)
The true story of a dedicated woman and a small orphaned African community that has captured the attention of Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
"The AIDS pandemic has become the defining moral issue of our time. For children, many of them already devastatingly poor, who are now left motherless, there is no question, no question at all, that we have to help them right now." --Oprah Winfrey
In the lush countryside of South Africa, built on top of a hill, is a little community called God's Golden Acre. As one walks into this community in KwaZulu-Natal, orphaned children can be seen everywhere, most of them left alone as a result of the AIDS pandemic. And in the midst of everything, Heather Reynolds and her husband, Patrick, can be seen feeding and nursing the over 95 children that call God's Golden Acre their home. With the AIDS rate in KwaZulu-Natal at over 36 percent, starving and abandoned children must learn to fend for themselves. Over the years, Heather and Patrick have rubbed shoulders with death and offered comforting prayers for the hurting, all the while living out their faith and allowing God to guide their lives.
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Studio: Monarch Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.78" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.92" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825460859 ISBN13 9780825460852
Reviews - What do customers think about God's Golden Acre: The Inspirational Story of One Woman's Fight for Some of the World's Most Vulnerable AIDS Orphans?
A truly extraordinary book that no one should miss. May 16, 2006
God's Golden Acre
I'm a prolific, but exceedingly choosy reader. I'm not one to jump all around every book I read, shaking my tamborine!
This book, however, proved its value with the first few words. It is a very rare book that slows my automatically quick reading down, in order to absorb every word. I thought I would breeze through this interesting book in an afternoon. Not so. Evening came, and I was deeply engrossed. The book was way beyond interesting. Mesmerising would be a better word.
I was on a journey through Heather's life. I was on a quest to find out what she found, in the dim African huts where sometimes children were dying. Sometimes alone. I was hungering to find out how she was going to be able to help - just one person against unimaginable odds.
All through, the story is told on a very upbeat note. Heather tells how she has learned to help a dying child in the best way possible. She tells how she manages to go on, with sick children and AIDS all around her. She tells it is a way that makes me want to leave my comfortable world, hop a plane, and swing in beside her, to help those children. She presents as a very real human being, like many of us. However, she follows God's call to spend her life helping helpless children, unlike most of us.
She has success stories too. Beautiful little faces surround her, full of health. Many color photos illustrate her book. Heather and her one-in-a-million husband love what they are doing. I am certain that God loves what they are doing. Any reader will be stunned, challenged, delighted, and unwilling to leave the book until it is finished.
I love this book! I'm going to buy copies, and send them to my best friends. You should take a long evening, and swim into this book. You will not come out the same.