No Greater Love (Unabridged, 5 Cds)
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About "No Greater Love (Unabridged, 5 Cds)"
Levi Benkert was playing with his children in the park when he received an urgent phone call from a friend asking him to drop everything and fly to Ethiopia to help organize a rescue orphanage for children destined to be murdered as part of a tribal superstition known as "mingi killings." Moved by his friend's story, Levi packed his bags and left for what he thought would be a short two-week trip. But upon meeting the children, Levi knew there was no turning back. Six weeks later, Levi, his wife, Jessie, and their three young children sold their home and all their belongings and relocated to Ethiopia indefinitely. No Greater Love documents Levi's journey--from the challenges he faced establishing and running the orphanage to finding adoptive homes for the children.
Meet the Authors
Candy Chand is the author of several books, includingUnder God's Wings,Ashley's Garden,Gift of Grace, andChristmas Love. She lives in Rancho Murieta, California.
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the story of a man, Levi Benkert, who was headed down one path, and because of the GFC, was dramatically re-routed onto his true path of destiny; saving orphans in Africa. Whenever I hear the word destiny, Africa is where I think of, because sometimes it's hard to equate my stay-at-home Mummyness and Sunday School teaching with destiny. But that's my journey now, my journey and destiny. Levi's was in Africa. This story along with many others shows how God guides lives even when we aren't necessarily walking close to Him, because Levi was almost 'randomly' asked by a friend to go to Africa to help set up an orphanage. His desperation to escape the reality of the crashing global market and pending bankruptcy pushed him to gasp yes. His breather trip to Africa to save 'Mingi' children, children who because they were born out of wedlock, without the intent to conceive them being announced to the chief, or because their top teeth came through before the bottom, were considered cursed, and consequently killed, suddenly became his life calling. He returned to America, packed up his children and wife and moved, to a town terribly remote where the language was foreign, the culture strange and the love in their hearts was the 'no greater Love' that the kids needed. Amidst dust, flies, sticky mango pulp and not much water, their hearts softened to God and the 'no greater Love' that He carried for them. Amazingly, this one family, who were later joined by other relatives and former colleagues, were able to totally stop the Mingi practice. This family learnt about 'no greater love' when they welcomed orphaned ones into their own home, space, hours and spent dark hours of the night rocking them to sleep. They learnt 'no greater love' when they travelled days to take a landrover of screaming children not their own for medical help, and they learnt more, when God scooped them up and held them gently when tragedy and trials saw them screaming through the night. This story of 'no greater Love' is not just another autobiography from Africa, it will minister deeply to your own heart, right where you a
A wonderful realistic story of how God can use people who don't have it all together to bring about change in a real way. Bringing real meaning and passion to life along with struggles and adjustments. Worth while read, I kept picking it up to read more until I had finished it.