Titolo: Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family's ...
Casa editrice: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: very good
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"The account of Dr. Chung and his family will inspire you to believe in second chances and miracles and the God who gives them both.? ?Max Lucado, New York Times bestselling author
My name is Vinh Chung
This is a story that spans two continents, ten decades, and eleven thousand miles.
When I was three and a half years old, my family was forced to flee Vietnam in June 1979, to a place we had never heard of somewhere in the heartland of America.
Several weeks later, my family lay half-dead from dehydration in a derelict fishing boat jammed with ninety-three refugees lost in the middle of the South China Sea. We arrived in the United States with nothing but the clothes on our backs and unable to speak a single word of English.
Today my family holds twenty-one university degrees.
How we got from there to here is quite a story.
Where the Wind Leads is the remarkable account of Vinh Chung and his refugee family?s daring escape from communist oppression for the chance of a better life in America. It?s a story of personal sacrifice, redemption, endurance against almost insurmountable odds, and what it truly means to be American.
Sinossi: At three years of age Vinh Chung and his family of ten fled communist oppression in Vietnam. As legendary "boat people" they were attacked twice by Thai pirates and left for dead, adrift on the South China Sea. A World Vision mercy ship stumbled across them and rescued them, eventually relocating them to the tough frontier town of Fort Smith, Arkansas, where they faced poverty, ethnic discrimination, and an almost insurmountable language barrier. The Chung family's inspirational story, as told by Vinh Chung, offers fascinating insights into Asian traditions as it gives the account of three remarkable women who shaped the lives of Vinh and his father. From one dream and a series of providential encounters, to a life of perseverance, sacrifice, and a new faith in God, Vinh excelled and eventually graduated from Harvard Medical School. His siblings hold five master's degrees and five doctorates. This is Vinh's family's extraordinary journey. The book includes sixteen pages of black and white photos of the rescue, difficult first years, and the family today. And at the author's request, all royalties due to the author will go to World Vision for their relief efforts.
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