Lesley’s heart was broken at twenty-two by the hopelessness in the faces of little children struggling to survive extreme poverty in the Philippines when she volunteered as a nurse there for six months. Now she and her husband, Peter, a Filipino pastor, have devoted their lives to serving the poor, venturing into dire situations to rescue child prostitutes, criminals, addicts, and the homeless.
This book tells their story, and through them the story of God’s amazing ways as Lesley established Life and More Abundant Ministries, a charity for the relief of poverty, and LAMA House, a residential home for abandoned, neglected, or abused boys.
Readers will be encouraged by the stories of God’s faithfulness: a violent gangster made tender, a suicidal addict snatched from the brink, a teenage daughter sold into prostitution, tragedy on a colossal scale in the great earthquake that hit Luzon. There are many horror stories, but again and again they are turned around for good.
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