Sunday, November 13, 2016
Riley Unlikely by Riley Banks-Snyder
Riley Banks has an aunt and uncle who were going on a short-term medical missions trip to Africa. At the age of thirteen she was able to go visit them and help serve, which ignited a passion in her for the children in Africa. She would see a need and then figure out what she could do, with the help of others, to meet it. She sacrificed presents and other material goods for herself in order to raise funds for return visits to bless the children. What started as something as small as collecting school supplies has now become her lifelong vision to live and serve in Kenya.
This true story was enjoyable to read. It is encouraging to see how God can use an ordinary girl and her family to start a ministry and do more than they possibly could have imagined. Riley is honest about the challenges and obstacles that were present on her journey, but is also quick to point out the many ways that God has shown Himself faithful.
If you want to learn more about Riley's ministry Generation Next, or if you simply want to read a story about the impact that one family is having on the world, check this book out!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.