“My God won’t let me do that.” These seven words of boundless hope would irreversibly change the life of the teenage boy who spoke them. On April 7, 1994 the life of Frederick Ndabaramiye and his family changed forever as the Rwandan genocide erupted in their homeland. When Frederick faced those same genocidaires a few years later, he noted the machete that hung from the right hand closest to him and wondered if his would soon be added to the layers of dried blood that clung to the blade. Either way, young Frederick knew that he wouldn’t be able to carry out the orders just given to him, to raise that blade against the other passengers of the bus, regardless of the race marked on their identity cards.
That bold decision would cause Frederick to lose his hands. But what the killers meant for harm, God intended for good. The cords that bound him served as a tourniquet, saving his life when his hands were hacked away. This new disability eventually fueled Frederick’s passion to show the world that disabilities do not have to stop you from living a life of undeniable purpose. From that passion, the Ubumwe Community Center was born, where "people like me" come to discover their own purposes and abilities despite their circumstances.
Through miraculous mercy and divine appointment, Frederick forgives those who harmed him and goes on to fully grasp his God-given mission. In this extraordinary true story of forgiveness, faith, and hope, you will be challenged, convicted, and forever converted to a believer of the impossible.
Hey you! I’ve got big plans for you!
Yes, you, and YOU, and you over there too. . . .
I’ll need you in a forest, and you at the zoo,
And YOU’ll be an entomologist in a forest in Peru.
The Plans I Have for You combines playful rhyming text written by bestselling children’s author Amy Parker with whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Vanessa Brantley-Newton to create a book that inspires readers of all ages to dream about their future. God has great plans for each and every one of us, and this book encourages children to think about the talents that make them special and will help them imagine how God may use our unique traits to make the world a better place.
An I Love You Prayer reminds little ones that God shows His love in a lot of ways. Sweetly illustrated by Frank Endersby, author Amy Parker crafts a rhyming text teaching the importance of showing love to others and to thanking God for the people we love.
Cuddle up with your little ones and Night Night Blessings to help them count all the gifts God gives them every day. Amy Parker's incomparable rhyming verse, coupled with Marijan Ramljak's charming illustrations, makes this the perfect follow-up book to their popular Night Night Prayer. Create a lifetime of cherished memories for the little ones in your life.