236 pages. paperback
Publication date: 6/22/2012
OverviewLevi Benkert was playing with his children in the park when he received an urgent phone call from a friend asking him to drop everything and fly to Ethiopia to help organize a rescue orphanage for children destined to be murdered as part of a tribal superstition known as “mingi killings.” Moved by his friend’s story, Levi packed his bags and left for what he thought would be a short two-week trip. But upon meeting the children, Levi knew there was no turning back. Six weeks later, Levi, his wife, Jessie, and their three young children sold their home and all their belongings and relocated to Ethiopia indefinitely. No Greater Love documents Levi’s journey—from the challenges he faced establishing and running the orphanage to finding adoptive homes for the children.
When Levi Benkert was asked to go to Africa and too see what could be done about the superstition of killing an infant if the baby had any defects. The parents would kill their own children in able to keep away evil spirits. (It seems to me they were the evil spirit themselves) When he got to Ethiopia and saw what was going on and that he may be able to help save some of these children, he moved his family there. They sold everything they had and planned to stay quite awhile. This is the REAL story of that adventure and the children he saved from an evil tribe of people.
I know that this is great for a family to leave everything in order to help those in need. The Bible says to leave all your belongings and follow Jesus. Don't even bother with a coat or food that would be taken care of. But you know~~ we hear so much about other countries and the Americans helping with money or themselves but there are so many children and older people here in America that really need this help themselves and I believe in taking care of our own country before going to other countries.
Thanks to Tyndale publishing for sending me this free book in order for me to review.