Item description for Keep Walking: One Man's Journey to Feed the World One Child at a Time by Larry Jones & Chris Fabry...
Overview This memoir describes Jones' journey from a boy to his founding of the relief organization Feed the Children.
Publishers Description In 1979, Larry Jones was ministering in Haiti, where he was approached by a young boy who hadn?t eaten all day. The child asked for a nickel to buy a roll. Recalling the wheat surplus back home in Oklahoma, Jones soon started Feed The Children, initially a wheat-exporting outreach, that grew into one of the world's largest and most respected charities. Year after year, it efficiently distributes food and other essentials to impoverished families throughout the United States and much of the rest of the world. In this audio, Jones describes his journey from a childhood as the son of two barbers in America's heartland to a career that takes him to war-torn countries and areas devastated by natural disasters?as well as into the halls of Congress and the offices of foreign governments to solicit support and funding. Rich in moving stories, Keep Walking offers vivid insights into the faith that moved Jones to do God's work and shows listeners that they, too, can make a difference.
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Format: Audiobook, CD
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.76" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2007
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN 1598593358 ISBN13 9781598593358
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More About Larry Jones & Chris Fabry
Over the years, Larry Jones has received national and international recognition for his service to others, including the H. J. Heimlich Humanitarian Award for world relief efforts, the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the National Caring Award, and ABC News' "Person of the Week" distinction.
Larry Jones currently resides in Oklahoma City Oklahoma City.
Reviews - What do customers think about Keep Walking: One Man's Journey to Feed the World One Child at a Time?
This man has a mission Mar 20, 2008
Reviewed by Dr. Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (3/08)
Larry Jones knew that someday he would become great at what he would do, but nothing prepared him for seeing starving children in the United States and in his own hometown. He was brought up in a God-loving home and followed strict guidelines set by his mother and himself. He wasn't perfect, but he followed his heart.
I can honestly say that every time I see a commercial on TV about starving or orphaned children I change the channel. I'm not a cruel person, but there have been so many times that you hear that charities don't give the money to the people they should. So when I started reading this book I had my doubts. However, I can say that Larry's outlook on life and his fellow man made me feel guilty for doubting some charities-- Feed The Children is one of them.
Larry Jones is an evangelist and his mission is to ensure that all children are fed and cared for. Throughout the book he repeatedly says he is always surprised at the number of people in the United States that do not know that we have people living below poverty all over in every state and yet we turn a blind eye to them. When was the last time you came across some child who had dirt 5-inches thick, rotting teeth or no teeth, couldn't walk, barely talk and hadn't eaten for a week? Did you just ignore it? Larry Jones didn't.
Feed The Children Foundation began before it was officially organized in 1979. The vision came from Larry Jones and his wife Fran. It is amazing what one man's faith can do to help children all over the world. Jones ability to promote this program and get individuals, groups--famous and not so famous--to help sponsor Feed The Children in itself is amazing. The reading of this book made me realize that my life isn't so bad - for others it isn't so good through no fault of their own. "Keep Walking" is a story that everyone should read, regardless of his or her faith. It really is about faith of mankind.
THE POWER OF ONE Jan 20, 2008
Every person of any religion should be forever humbled after reading this book. This story tells us of Larry Joneses childhood then leads us through his faith as a Christian that he holds true to and lives by, reguardless of what takes place in his life. He started out wanting to help just one child in need. Today through him millions are given a chance to survive through his charity Feed The Children, that offers food, clothing, shelter, compassion and more to starving, helpless and hopeless fellow human brothers and sister. While our government deals with red tape, Larry, his wife Frances, FTC staff with help from us, get the job done! Great read but don't stop there!
Humbling and Gracious Jan 10, 2008
I was mesmerized by the humility and grace expressed by Larry Jones in this touching story of his ministry. Surprisingly, he brings the reader into the deepest and most compelling events of the very viable ministry of Feed The Children. I had no idea of the scope of this ministry and the amazing management it takes to bring desperately needed aid to every corner of the earth. Larry and Frances, to me, are in the same category of Mother Theresa and St. Francis of Assisi--God driven and supplied to help the most needful of God's creatures. They have quietly, for years, "done it unto the least of these, My brethren..." A great read.
Keep Walking: One Man's Journey To Feed The World One Child at a Time Jan 7, 2008
This is an excellent account of what one person did to set up a world relief organization that feeds, provides medical care, etc., for countless children and families worldwide. The book is an honest account of the struggles and successes, the ups and downs, faced by the organization Feed The Children. It shows what one person can do if that person is serious about meeting the needs of the world's needy. I would highly recommend this book to everyone who asks the question: "What can I do to help those in need or to help make the world a better place?"