The Sudan Project: Rebuilding With the People of Darfur-A Young Person's Guide
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Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.00 X 10.50 (inches)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
The Sudan Project helps make children aware of the devastating effects of poverty and war in Sudan, as well as the suffering of Darfurs people. As current as todays headlines, this significant work seeks to stir the conscience of an awakening America. The book focuses on the plight of the people of Darfur and encourages hope that they can flourish through the help readers can provide. Such organizations as the United Nations and UMCOR are working to provide relief to this forgotten region. For ages 912.
Based on the experiences of The Sudan Project mission by Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, OH, The Sudan Project has raised over $1.6 million for Darfur relief since 2004. A portion of the proceeds from this book go to help the people of Sudan through The Sudan Project. For more information, visit The Sudan Project.
The Sudan Project:
- Teaches children about Sudan, through an A to Z overview of its history and culture, as well as how the social climate affects Sudanese lives.
- Helps children learn how they can be part of a worldwide relief effort taking place even as they read the book.
- Contains a glossary, lesson plans, a Sudanese recipe, discussion questions, service project ideas, and more!
- Is ideal for directors of Christian education, pastors, teachers, parents and grandparents, libraries, and relief aid organizations.
Melissa Leembruggen is an author, motivational speaker, small group trainer/team builder, wife, and mother. She obtained a masters degree in communication from Auburn University, where she also worked as a communications specialist for the Auburn University School of Forestry. She lives in Beavercreek, Ohio, near Dayton and is a member of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, where she is an active volunteer with The Sudan Project.
Click here to view sample pages of The Sudan Project.
Christine M. Irvin5 Stars Out Of 5April 1, 2009Christine M. Irvin
Its hard to turn on the news and not get a report about the plight of people in Africa. Those in Darfur, in the Sudan, have been in the news a lot, with horrific stories about the death of thousands of people in that part of the word. Melissa Leembruggen, a member of the Ginghamsburg Church, was so touched with the story of these people, she decided to write a book for children to help them understand whats happening there; thus, The Sudan Project was created. In addition to being the title of the book, The Sudan Project is a special endeavor, sponsored by the Ginghamsburg Church, to help the people of Darfur. The church has been active in relief work in the region.But this is more than just a story about Darfur and the Sudan Project. It is an interactive book, written partially as an alphabet book. Each letter of the alphabet features a short blurb and a short poem about the subject matter. Most of the sections include questions the author asks about the readers thoughts. Many words are highlighted in the text and are later defined in a Glossary in the books end matter. There is also a section called Unit Study Plan which gives simple ideas for learning more about the Sudan Project. The lesson ideas are broken down into different study areas, like geography, science, history and art. Additional end material includes: Questions for Further Discussion, Hands-on Involvement, and a recipe for traditional Sudanese Lamb Stew. The illustrations are mostly photos of people, places and things in the region that go along with the corresponding letter of the alphabet.What I Like: Everything. This book provides a comprehensive look at the Sudan region and what is happening there. Its format is ideal for children, making it a perfect learning tool for the school or church classroom.What I Dislike: Nothing.Overall Rating: Excellent.Christian Children's Book Review
Located in: Beavercreek, OH
Submitted: November 13, 2007
Tell us a little about yourself. I am the wife of one, home school mother of 3, and a professional speaker and author.
What was your motivation behind this project? When we heard about The Sudan Project initiative I wanted to do something using my god-given talents to be part of making a difference in Darfur. God confirmed to me that I should write a children's book about the culture and crisis in Darfur.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I want parents to know that kids hear things about life and the world and kids have questions. Don't be afraid to address their questions. The Sudan Project is a resource for adults to communicate with kids. The book explains the culture and crisis in Darfur to kids in a way that leaves them with hope and a feeling of purpose that one person, including a kid, can change the world.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? My whole family has learned so much about Darfur, Sudan. We feel connected to the situation which is hard to do in our American culture. Our lifestyle has also changed as we are "Living Simply so that others may Simply Live."
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I enjoy getting to know God and His word better through Bible Study Fellowship International which inspires me weekly. There are many authors that entertain and challenge me like Francine Rivers, ken Davis, Beth Moore, and Henry Blackaby. Music artists Chris Tomlin, TobyMac & Mandisa keep me moving with joy in my step.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I am so pleased to have Gospel Music Artist Lynda Randle as an endorser of this project along with Author and Pastor Mike Slaughter. Forty percent of my royalty profit is dedicated to furthering the work in Darfur, Sudan.