Orphans at Risk Means a World at Risk. There Is Nothing Less at Stake Than Our Morality!
Unwanted by her mother’s people because of her bi-racial identity, Stephanie (the American name she would be given) was–unbelievable as it seems–completely abandoned at the tender age of four at a train station and left to wander the war-torn Korean countryside. Cruelly persecuted and tortured, she eventually wound up on a garbage dump, covered with boils and dirt, lice-infested, worm-ridden, and cross-eyed from malnutrition. Miraculously rescued, Stephanie still faced many other horrendous experiences before she caught the attention of a childless American couple at nine years old. Even then, her emotionally dead effect took years to overcome.
The miracle and uniqueness of this book is that it is written from a young girl’s point of view. We follow this tiny half-Korean, half-American, nameless, homeless, rootless child, and experience what she endures in a way that is deeply moving. Ultimately, this book is a testament to the human spirit and to the good that exists alongside the evil. It is also a testament to the power and ability of faith to heal the wounded heart.