Missionary to War-Torn Sudan
Kimberly L. Smith’s experiences in Sudan, as recorded in the pages of her memoir, are shocking and distressing. There, families are attacked; the fathers are killed, mothers are raped, and children are left orphaned to sleep alone in the bush where they are subject to wild animal attacks in the night. This situation is an ongoing nightmare in many parts of Sudan.
This book is eye-opening and heart breaking. It is the memoir of a missionary to Sudan. The author, Kimberly L. Smith, started her missionary life with her husband in Spain, but soon was embroiled in an attempt to rescue young African children who were being used as sex slaves in nearby Portugal. That took two years of their lives, but the couple succeeded in freeing the children involved, and decided to move on.
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Unfortunately Kimberly’s husband became sick from complications of diabetes, and was unable to leave the United States, but she didn’t stop because of that. She decided to go help children in Sudan who were being kidnapped for use in the sex slave industry in Europe.
In 2003 she and her husband founded a missionary organization called Make Way Partners, based in Alabama.
Kimberly’s intention for Make Way Partners is to locate people in Sudan who are trying to help children, then to help build up those pre-existing situations using manpower and donations from the United States. The Make Way Partners missionaries go to the most dangerous areas to find places where women and children are kidnapped and forced into lives of oppression, human trafficking, and prostitution. After many years of struggle, she has so far succeeded in helping to develop three safe locations for Sudanese orphans.
This book is available in paperback or Kindle versions from Amazon.com: Passport Through Darkness.
Would you bravely go into a war-torn country like Sudan to save destitute children? It was at great risk to her own safety that Kimberly Smith did this work, but the rewards of saving so many children and giving them decent homes balanced out the distress of the dangers she put herself through.
Book Review by Linda Jo Martin.