October 28, 2013
No Longer a Slumdog
This is how I felt reading this book. Jesus was honored on every page. Every page shone with the hope and love He can bring to the lost, the lonely, the unwanted.
K.P. Yohannan says of these:
"Throughout the world, more than 150 million children between the ages of 4 and 14 are involved in child labour. There are 1.2 million children bought and sold every year."
150 million children working for nearly nothing??
1.2 million children sold into doing horrific acts??
How do we comprehend this. It's easy to be put off by the numbers, but each one of these children is a real person.
Joesph Stalin once said:
"One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic."
Let's not think like Stalin, let us remember each one of these millions of children is an individual with worth in the eyes of God.
K. P. Yohannan is the founder of 'Gospel for Asia' an organization dedicated to helping the least of these all over Asia.
Francis Chan says of him:
"There are few (maybe no) men I respect more than him. In our day and age, it is hard to find a man who can lead thousands while diverting attention away from himself and onto Jesus. God has graced K. P. Yohannan with this type of humility while he leads millions."
In his book, K. P. Yohannan, talks about the devastation of the caste system built on the religion of Hinduism and how it has keep so many in bondage. He talks about the begging children on the streets of India and how they are pimped out to make money they rarely see themselves. He talks about the filth they live in and how no one even gives them a second look.
Then he talks about Jesus and how His love can change a heart and set it free.
The book also contains many beautiful stories of how God has changed children through this program. How these children now have hope in knowing they have worth. How they have been set free from the bondage of reincarnation and the caste system of inequality.
Click on the link below to hear one of these stories:
Yohannan also included some great quotes to ponder. I've included a few here:
"The more often we feel without acting, the less we will be able ever to act, and, in the long run, the less we will be able to feel."
C. S. Lewis
"Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action."
James Russell Lowell
"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving."
*K. P. Yohannan is giving away his book for FREE. You can click on this link here for your own copy: No Longer a Slumdog Website