“ A tragic story about the people of a war-torn country as well as an inspiring story about faithful service to others that bring hope to the future of hundreds of orphans and widows.”
How can two senior citizens from Minnesota and two young adults from Africa care for the needs of hundreds of orphaned children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo when they have no experience or resources? Trusting in a leap of faith, they answered the call from God with compassion, commitment, love and hope as they reached out to “the least of these.” Eyes of Hope, Caring for Orphans and Widows in Africa is a tragic story about the people of a war-torn country as well as an inspiring story about faithful service to others that bring hope to the future of hundreds of orphans and widows.
This book may also be used as a model for others who may wish to relieve the suffering of little children and widows left with no one to care for their needs.
My prayer is that you’ll be inspired…
"In the village of Bunia, hidden in the north of the terrible beauty of the Congo, God has established an outpost, what the Apostle Paul calls “the colony of Heaven.” It may look like an orphanage, but in reality it’s a Library of God-Stories, of love and courage and creativity and redemption… and great Hope. And you know what? The Story’s not over yet, we’re just getting to the best parts! As a pastor, I’ve been privileged to see glimpses of what happened when Elsie and Fred listened in the sanctuary, and then refused to stay in the pews. My prayer is that you’ll be inspired to do the same!"
The Reverend John Crosby, Senior Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina, Minnesota
Eyes of Hope is a marvelous story of compassion, commitment, love, and hope.
"Eyes of Hope is a marvelous story of compassion, commitment, love, and hope. In their senior years, Fred and Elsie Scaife demonstrated time and time again that they understood what it means to reach out 'to the least of these.' Their stewardship of talent, time, and funds is a model which others of us would do well to emulate. Hand-inhand with Christian colleagues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they found they simply could not refuse to assist in meeting needs resulting from years of tragedy in that country. As a result, the Bunia Children's Health Center now serves multiple needs of hundreds of children. As you read, pray that God will inspire you to a new and higher level of faithful service to others."
Thomas Englund, President, Christian College Consortium (retired)
Eyes of Hope is the perfect title for this inspiring book
"Eyes of Hope is the perfect title for this inspiring book that describes the hope given to thousands of orphans and widows through the development of the BCHC ministry in Congo. The story is an ideal example of the quality of people that Daystar University is preparing to serve as missionaries, church leaders, business entrepreneurs, and more across Africa and how the mission of Daystar University is carried out in the work of its alumni. Fred Scaife relates the story of Bisoke and Furaha, Daystar alumni, who understand the mandate to live selflessly and to give of their time, talents, experience, and financial resources. This compelling story is a living example of how mustard seed ideas can develop into life-changing experiences through people who are willing to be used by God to meet the complex needs of Africa."
Dr. Kathleen Johnson, Executive Director, Daystar U.S.
This is an amazing story of vision and tenacity.
This is an amazing story of vision and tenacity. Armed only with a sense of the need of others, a few people make a tremendous impact on over 1,000 Africans effected by war and AIDS. If you have ever thought that the condition of the poorest people is hopeless, read this. The main lesson here is "never give up."
Authors: Fred H. Scaife with Connie Lounsbury
Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press
Publication Date: September 13, 2012
Pages: 192, Paper
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
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