Waiting for a Father: Hearing the Heart-Cry of the Orphans of the World

Waiting for a Father: Hearing the Heart-Cry of the Orphans of the World

by Gary Stephens, Carmen Radley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937756789
Publisher: Deep River Books
Publication date: 04/11/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

The father of five, Gary lives with his wife Helen and his son Jacob in Montrose, Colorado, and works for the international medical charity Mercy Ships.
Carmen Radley met Gary while working as a writer for Mercy Ships in West Africa. She earned an MA in English and creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

The father of five, Gary lives with his wife Helen and his son Jacob in Montrose, Colorado, and works for the international medical charity Mercy Ships.
Carmen Radley met Gary while working as a writer for Mercy Ships in West Africa. She earned an MA in English and creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents

Preface: Hearing Jacob's Heart-Cry 13

1 A Story of Deprivation 17

2 First Movements 31

3 Home 47

4 In the Mid-levels 63

5 A Mother's Choice 71

6 Homes for Children 85

7 Quiet Instar 99

8 Where They Belong 111

9 The Missing Baby Girls 129

10 Jacob and Fuxia 145

11 A Sighdess Child in a City of Sound 165

12 Return to Colorado 175

13 Jacob and Teacher 191

14 From East to West 207

Afterword 225

Endnotes 231

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"Gary and Helen Stephens' story of their personal involvement with orphans and their own adoption of a significantly handicapped orphan is a tale of heroic courage, persistence, and astonishing faith. It is a timely reminder that all of us need a special relationship with human parents as well as of the opportunities that exist to fulfill that function for others. Anyone concerned about children anywhere in the world should read it." –David Aikman, best-selling author of Jesus in Beijing, Bill Graham, Qi, The Delusion Disbelief, and A Man of Faith; Beijing Bureau Chief and Chief White House correspondent for Time Magazine.

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