Keeping Hope Alive

Author: Hawa Abdi
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748130511
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For the last twenty years, Dr Hawa Abdi and her daughters have run a refugee camp on their family farm not far from Mogadishu which has grown to shelter 90,000 displaced Somalis: men, women, and children in urgent need of medical attention. As Islamist militia groups have been battling for control of the country creating one of the most dire human rights crises in the world, Dr. Abdi's camp is a beacon of hope for the Somalis, most of whom have no proper access to health care. She was recently held hostage by a militant groups who threatened her life and told her that because she's a woman she has no right to run the camp. She refused to leave. This is not just the story of a woman doctor in a war torn Islamic country risking her life daily to minister to thousands of desperate people, it's also an inspiring story of a divorced woman and her two daughters, bound together on a mission to rehabilitate a country.

Keeping Hope Alive

Author: Hawa Abdi
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455599295
Size: 12.40 MB
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The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the founder of a massive camp for internally displaced people located a few miles from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia. Since 1991, when the Somali government collapsed, famine struck, and aid groups fled, she has dedicated herself to providing help for people whose lives have been shattered by violence and poverty. She turned her 1300 acres of farmland into a camp that has numbered up to 90,000 displaced people, ignoring the clan lines that have often served to divide the country. She inspired her daughters, Deqo and Amina, to become doctors. Together, they have saved tens of thousands of lives in her hospital, while providing an education to hundreds of displaced children. In 2010, Dr. Abdi was kidnapped by radical insurgents, who also destroyed much of her hospital, simply because she was a woman. She, along with media pressure, convinced the rebels to let her go, and she demanded and received a written apology. Dr. Abdi's story of incomprehensible bravery and perseverance will inspire readers everywhere. . .

Keeping Hope Alive

Author: Hawa Abdi
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455503762
Size: 15.77 MB
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The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the founder of a massive camp for internally displaced people located a few miles from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia. Since 1991, when the Somali government collapsed, famine struck, and aid groups fled, she has dedicated herself to providing help for people whose lives have been shattered by violence and poverty. She turned her 1300 acres of farmland into a camp that has numbered up to 90,000 displaced people, ignoring the clan lines that have often served to divide the country. She inspired her daughters, Deqo and Amina, to become doctors. Together, they have saved tens of thousands of lives in her hospital, while providing an education to hundreds of displaced children. In 2010, Dr. Abdi was kidnapped by radical insurgents, who also destroyed much of her hospital, simply because she was a woman. She, along with media pressure, convinced the rebels to let her go, and she demanded and received a written apology. Dr. Abdi's story of incomprehensible bravery and perseverance will inspire readers everywhere.

Keeping Hope Alive

Author: Dermot A. Lane
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781592449934
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Today more and more people are asking questions about human, social, and cosmic destiny. Does the universe have a purpose? What is the point of historical existence? What happens at death? What can we hope for? Is it possible to talk meaningfully about another world? In 'Keeping Hope Alive', Dermot A. Lane addresses these and other questions. The author sets out to develop a theology of hope rooted in both human experience and the Christian tradition. In discussing Christian belief, Lane pays particular attention to the death and resurrection of Christ as both the pivotal eschatological event and the fundamental ground of Christian hope. At the same time he deals with contemporary human experience, addressing questions arising from the Marxist critique of Christianity, the nuclear threat, the ecological crisis, and the apparent emptiness of much post-modern thinking. Dermot Lane confronts difficult issues, such as death, heaven, hell, purgatory, resurrection, reincarnation, and the possibility of universal salvation, with realism and honesty. The end result is a new theological synthesis that takes account of recent developments in anthropology, feminism, and cosmology. This carefully-crafted book will be of value to all who are asking searching questions about the meaning of living and dying.

Keeping Hope Alive

Author: Lewis Smedes
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781418585105
Size: 12.86 MB
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In this fearful and cynical age, when doom-and-gloomers forecast catastrophe and fearmongers try to get us to hedge our bets on the future with insurance policies and safety nets, we need to rediscover real hope. Lewis Smedes says, "Hope is as native to our spirits as thinking is to our brain. Keep hoping, and you keep living. Stop hoping, and you start dying." He shows how hope powers every good thing we accomplish and helps us overcome every bad thing we encounter. He talks about how to keep hope alive in difficult times, discern false hope from true hope, and move beyond worry to trust in God.

Keeping Hope Alive

Author: Freddie Power
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456724504
Size: 16.15 MB
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Keeping Hope Alive is about the incredibly supernatural things that God comes and does in the lives of everyday people. He comes meeting the needs of the individuals on the streets, in kids Bible Clubs, for the homeless, and on mission trips. The scripture says that if you give a cup of cold water in His name, we have done everything. When the Keeping Hope Alive teams go out, rather than a cup of cold water, we give out bottled water in hospitals, roses at the bus station on Mother’s Day, candy to little children in apartment communities, and bread to poor on mission outreaches. We hear story after story from those we encounter of how blessed they are by the simple act of love that we extend to them in Jesus’ name. This book shares the details of many of these encounters where God showed up blessing individuals through these simple acts of obedience. As we put our arms around them; He places His arm around them, too. When we give to them; He gives to them, too. These pages are filled with stories of Hope. Hope that has been revitalized, instilled, and even seen become reality, as we minister through the non-profit Christian organization of Keeping Hope Alive.

Reforming The Church Today

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
ISBN: 0567095789
Size: 17.36 MB
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An important and comprehensive work on the crucial issues of reform facing the Catholic Church today.