Riley Unlikely: How One Young Woman's Heart For Africa is Changing the World
Since the age of 13, Riley Banks has travelled to Kenya annually to make a difference in the lives of young people mired in poverty. This is the funny, compelling, and inspiring true story of how God has worked through...
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Since the age of 13, Riley Banks has travelled to Kenya annually to make a difference in the lives of young people mired in poverty. This is the funny, compelling, and inspiring true story of how God has worked through one faithful young woman to bless many.
Riley Unlikely is the inspiring story of Riley Banks, who first traveled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing relationships and friendships, and is currently, as a young millennial, raising money to build a complete learning complex in Kibwezi, Kenya for those who have nothing.
At age sixteen Riley learned that, because of a rare medical condition, she would never be able to have her own children. Devastating news to most young women, especially those who love children and have always dreamed of having their own family. But Riley's response was: Kenya has given me a thousand children.
Riley's stories of her trips to Kenya, her struggles to figure out how to best serve and care for these people she has fallen in love with, and her own unexpected health issues are funny, compelling and gripping. Readers will find that God writes surprising stories in the lives of those who follow Him. Hard to put down, Riley Unlikely will inspire you to pursue your dreams and make a difference in your own world-and around the world.
Riley Banks is the founder and executive director of Generation Next, a non-profit she established at the age of 14. Generation Next has built and oversees a school in Kibwezi, Kenya, and runs a thrift shop and food pantry in Branson, Missouri, to fund operations.nbsp; Riley's heart is for Africa - and for reminding every young person that they can do more to change the world than they could ever imagine.nbsp;nbsp; She lives in Branson, MO with her family.nbsp; www.generationnextcares.orgnbsp;