They're Rugby Boys, Don't You Know?
Paperback, 149 Pages
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A true story detailing how a Christian Police Sergeant from England boarded the Logos Hope Missionary Ship in 2011 and was forever changed when, in the Philippines, she unexpectedly encountered and fell in love with a group of street teenage boys addicted to a solvent called "rugby." The book details the highlights and lowlights, ups and downs, trials and tribulations, successes and failures of the Logos Hope crew as they defied local attitudes to slowly and carefully befriend this sidelined and often detested minority. You will read of hospital visitations, breaches of trust, criminal activity, gang fights and numerous disappointments, but ultimately you will read of the changes in the lives of just a few of the boys who decided to leave the street and the solvents for better future lives. It goes without saying that these small changes made the heartache and struggles worthwhile. A true story of Christian hope being brought to the hopeless in the Philippines...
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Oct 28, 2014Chronicles a personal journey that started as a two year commitment and became a commitment to being led somewhere else. The Lord gave Natalie a heart for some boys that were invisible to their own society. This book chronicles some of her ups and downs, victories and frustrations of dealing with this particular set of boys, the society they live in, their families and the social welfare departments that are in place to help them. As she learns to rely on God, God uses her to open the boys' hearts as well as their families and the workers that she comes in contact with. Maybe this book will open some hearts to reach out to the unreachable everywhere. I was given a copy of this book for my honest review.
Oct 26, 2014Very enlightening, very informative and very challenging. Would recommend. My husband read this book too as did my fourteen year old daughter who says "Very good. Informative, challenging, short chapters and fairly easy to read."
Aug 23, 2014Many different Christians have different missions. Natalie Vellacott is able to articulate telling the reader about hers. Reading her heartwarming story about "the Rugby Boys" produces both tears and smiles. Her conversational tone is friendly and informative. She should continue writing as that is a characteristic that not only enhances her mission but makes spreading the word of God easy. Thank you Natalie for providing such a blessing for the children you met.
Aug 23, 2014Received my copy two days after ordering it and read it straight through in one sitting. Loved the short chapters as I kept thinking I'll just read one more. Natalie writes as she speaks so really easy to follow.Found myself feeling as if I knew the children personally and was there anything I could do to help them myself. Had heard many of the boys stories from the author herself but reading of them in so much more detail brought everything to life. The unusual thing about this particular story is the addition of the aspect of "Hope" to the lives of the "RUGBY BOYS". Many seek to help to meet the physical needs of those living in such conditions but what Natalie has highlighted in her book is that "help and hope go hand in hand." What Natalie seeks to do is to show the importance of a relationship with God through His Son Jesus, as being something that will last a life time. Whereas if she only solved their hunger or bought them some shoes the next day... More > their physical needs would be back again. A really worthwhile read and one that I would fully recommend to anyone with an interest in those less fortunate.< Less
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- Natalie Vellacott (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Natalie Vellacott
- August 9, 2014
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.61 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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