Color of Grace, The HC

By Bethany Haley
Simon and Schuster · 2014 · Hardback With dust jacket
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Determined to provide these children with opportunities for a new life, Bethany founded Exile International, a non-profit that helps emotionally restore child soldiers rescued from a multitude of rebels groups, including Joseph Kony's LRA (Lord's Resistance Army).

One of those rescued young men is Solomon. Solomon was abducted at the age of ten after being forced to watch LRA soldiers maim and murder his father and grandfather. His younger siblings were left behind, and his mother was instructed to "raise them well, for one day we'll return to take them too."

During four years of rebel captivity, Solomon was under the command of Joseph Kony himself. Apprenticed as a field medic, this young boy regularly removed bullets from fellow boy soldiers without anesthesia and in filthy conditions.

Solomon is one of hundreds of thousands of boys and girls who have had their innocence stolen and are forced to do the unthinkable on a daily basis. But their horrific experiences are just the beginning. The real story is what happens after. Once the children escape or are rescued, they must find a way to live again.

This is where Bethany Haley comes in. Faced with her own battle with shame and a rocky journey toward healing, Bethany founded Exile International as a catalyst to implement art/expressive therapy and long-term, rehabilitative care programs to restore and empower war-affected children. Once these children learn to face their pasts, they are given hope for a future and a vision for changing the fabric of their countries by becoming leaders for peace and advocates of the power of forgiveness. "If the world could learn forgiveness, resilience, and joy to this level, it would be radically changed. And these young survivors would be our greatest teachers."
Bethany Haley

Product Information

ISBN13: 9781476766256
Width: 15.24 cm
Height: 22.86 cm
# of Pages: 288
Item: 9781476766256
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: 2014
Binding: Hardback With dust jacket
BISAC: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious

Bethany Haley

Bethany Haley is the founder and executive director of Exile International, an

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