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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Miracle of Voodoo Mountain by Megan Boudreaux

Megan Boudreaux story begins after a brief visit to Haiti in 2010, just after the earthquake that devastated that country. While there, she hiked up to a beautiful old tamarind tree sitting by itself on top of Bellevue Mountain.  She went home and the dreams started. She would dream about that tree night after night and wake up with her heart pounding in excitement. She went in to talk to her boss about these crazy dreams and how much she’d been impressed by the children and people.  In the middle of her ramblings, her boss spoke up. “If you think God is calling you to Haiti, you absolutely need to go. If it doesn’t work out there will always be a place for you here.” So off she went. No plan in mind, no one with her, no funding, no sponsors—just a dream and a destination, Gressier, Haiti. 

 And the journey truly began.

                Megan Boudreaux tells a story that is beautifully simple and yet eye-opening in its truth. We hear about the reality of voodoo, restaveks (child slavery) and how unknowing but generous Americans can actually exacerbate the problems for Haitian children. Megan Boudreaux has changed the world and she was only 24 years old. Her story will knock your socks off. Megan works to break the chains of slavery and walk through the battles with the Haitian children.
                Megan lives with a willingness to take her heart to God in prayer, obedience to His call for action and a faith knowing He will provide no matter the circumstance. When fear and lies and pure evil attack, Megan chooses to live in the light. Her story is one of bravery, hope and love, God’s love, to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.
                Well written and inspirational, this book has the added benefit of being a true story. Megan Boudreaux does an amazing job helping the reader to see through her eyes the many heartbreaks, victories and ultimately hope that has been her journey of faith in Haiti. Her uplifting pilgrimage, starting from visions of a tree to building a school serving 500 children is a story well worth the few hours it will take to read.
                I cried through most of this story, it has touched me deeply, reading about the unbelievable and insurmountable odds, one young woman waged a war against darkness for a handful of Haitian children, and won. So many amazing and miraculous things unfold from that little step of obedience; I encourage you to read the book for yourself. 

 I received copy of book from HarperCollins publisher’s BookLook program for my review.

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