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Faith Behind the Fences

This book is a true story, in a novel form. Because, like historical fiction, you can't always know exactly what was said when or by who. Sumatra is a hot and humid island. At the beginning of World War 2 it was ruled by the Dutch. There were also a lot of Dutch citizens that lived there. Hanny Londt-Shultz and her family were some of them. They lived a normal life of school, fun with friends and family and music on the island of Sumatra. Soon though, they learned that the Japanese were trying to take over the islands to use their natural resources. Hanny's father tried to prepare his family as best as he could for the Japanese takeover. He buried all of their valuables beneath a slab of concrete in the backyard. He put all of their important papers into a hidden compartment of a suitcase that his wife Tina would carry with her. And then he did what the Dutch government wanted him to do. He sabotaged the mines and oil fields of the island in any way that he could think of. Almost as soon as he returned from his sabotage mission, he and his family were transported in the middle of the night into Japanese prison camps. This is the story of life in those camps. It was a very touching and sad story of hunger, lice, sickness and the spirit of these good people that helped them to live through the war and be able to resume life afterward. I loved the amount of faith these people had: faith that Heavenly Father loved them and had a plan for their lives, faith that they would make it out of these camps and see their beloved Pappy again, faith that they could move forward and help others, no matter their own circumstances. This was a great book, it's well worth reading!

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Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween Time.

#1: Take pictures with the fun décor

Disneyland really goes all out with their décor, no matter the season. Hal…