Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Miracle on Voodoo Mountain by Megan Boudreaux

It all began under a Tamerind tree on a mountainside in Haiti. At 24 years old, Megan had no idea where she was going in Haiti or what she would be doing there, but she did know one thing. God was calling her there for a purpose. After she sold all of her belongings, Megan stepped off a tiny airplane and ended up on Bellevue Mountain where she began feeding hungry children and started a school.

At night, she heard the beating of voodoo drums on the mountaintop. She wondered why God would send her to this place? This place where she would meet her adopted daughter, who was desperately hungry and being used as a slave. This place where she would build a school for poor children who had nowhere else to go. This place where a pastor and his wife prayed for years for God to send someone to minister to the children there. It all began under that Tamarind tree.

I absolutely loved this book! I loved reading Megan's story about how God called her into a place that she knew nothing about. The way she speaks about the orphans living in Haiti is sure to tug on your heart strings. I guess what surprised me most was finding out how widespread child slavery is in Haiti. Oftentimes, if a child is an orphan or if the parents cannot afford to keep a child, they sell him or her into slavery. This is done with some children as young as 4 years old. It breaks my heart to know that this kind of thing takes place all around the world with children who cannot defend themselves.

I really enjoyed reading Megan's story. It gave me a good insight to what life is like in Haiti and how I can better pray for her and others there. I rate this book as 5 stars. To find out more about Megan's organization please visit www.respirehaiti.org

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