Rescuing Children: Teachers, Social Workers, Nuns and Missionaries Who Stepped in the Shadows to Rescue Waifs

Rescuing Children: Teachers, Social Workers, Nuns and Missionaries Who Stepped in the Shadows to Rescue Waifs

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Rescuing Children is a powerful collection of biographical sketches centering on teachers, social workers, nuns, and missionaries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who stepped into the shadows to liberate children from disease, destitution, and despair.

Irena Sendler smuggled Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto right under the Nazis' noses.

Dr. Thomas Barnardo started orphanages for the children of London's East End.

Bertha Bracey organized the Kindertransport during WWII, which saved ten thousand children from Nazi extermination.

Charles Loring Brace and Sister Irene reached out to the homeless children of Five Points, New York City, with their orphan trains.

Gladys Aylward led over one hundred orphans across China to escape the Japanese.

Amy Carmichael led the war against selling children to the temples in India.

Jane Addams built the Hull House so the immigrant urchins of Chicago could grow up in safety.

In the vein of Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle and A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot, this extraordinary book will inspire you to reach out with compassion to the children around the world who live in misery, poverty, and deprivation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539176763
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2016
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Cleo Lampos is a storyteller who has spent her life enjoying biographies. As a teacher, she recited biographies to her students. As a children's worship leader, she wrote stories about inspirational people. As a public speaker, she uses biographies to illustrate her points. As a reader, she prefers to read about a person's true story rather than fiction.

Like the children in Rescuing Children, she survived a difficult childhood because of the teachers who reached out to her.

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