Passport Through Darkness: A True Story of Danger and Second Chances by Kimberly L. Smith
I randomly found this book at the public library and picked it up because the foreword was by Randy Alcorn, who wrote the book, Heaven, which I am currently reading. I picked it up yesterday intending to read the first few chapters and couldn't put it down. Kimberly and her husband Milton lived an ordinary life in upper middle class America when they came to the realization that they didn't seem to be fulfilling God's purpose in their lives. They moved to Spain where they first encountered the ugly reality of sex trafficking. After spending over 2 years rescuing 19 African orphans from this awful life (and sending their 2 daughters back to the US because they feared for their lives), the Smiths moved back to the US where they founded MakeWayPartners.org. This organization looks for ways to help women and orphans in remote, hard to reach, and desolate countries. Due to Milton's diabetes, he was no longer able to travel extensively, but Kimberly decided to go to Sudan where the things she encountered seem almost impossible in today's world, but are a daily occurrence in a country torn apart by a five decades long war. This book will make you question how you live your life and the value you place on things that in the end are inconsequential.
Pray for Sudan and the estimated 2,000,000 orphans in Sudan, due to war religious persecution, genocide, famine, and disease. (note)