Saturday, April 11, 2009
Jantsen's Gift truly is a story of grief, rescue and grace.
I was moved to tears (which makes it hard to keep reading) when Pam describes going through the motions when her son dies unexpectedly at 15 years old. I continued to feel her pain as she describes falling into the depths of depression. Throughout the book, she shares brief letters written to Jantsen (her son) after his death and you can see her working through the grief of losing a child.
Pam sets up a memorial fund when her son dies as she doesn't want people spending money on flowers that will only die to be thrown away. Then she is left with the decision of what to do with the money. As God often does, people are put in her path that lead her to see where children are suffering and in need. She uses the funds to rescue children in Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana who are victims of rejection, poverty, slavery, prostition....
And grace? The author writes "To not judge people based on our differences, but to see the things we share - well, that to me is real grace."
Jantsen's Gift is a moving story of how one woman can make a difference in the lives of suffering individuals. Learn how you can help save a child's life at Touch A Life Foundation
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