Besides school teachers and youth workers, few people are interested in working with other people's kids. Even fewer reach out to troubled youngsters, and less still dedicate their lives to boys who have been otherwise cast off by society. Such were the young men that Rose Zander, known by her "bruised reeds" as Sister Rose, worked with tirelessly in Honduras. After growing up in a wholesome, happy family, young Rose realized her blessings and decided to sacrifice to take the love she knew was possible to the less fortunate. She became a missionary. She experienced and enjoyed years of serving in the United States, Costa Rica, and Honduras, but her assignment to the Jalteva de Cedros Center in Honduras, a rehabilitation center for street boys and delinquents between the ages of twelve and eighteen, was her greatest challenge. In Bruised Reeds, her affectionate nickname for her boys and thus the name for this book, Sister Rose relates many stories of her "bruised reeds," and shows how God's love can work in the lives of even the most destitute.
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