When a Mother loves a child it is all powerful. This book tells a wonderful story of how far a Mother is willing to go to give a baby girl love and comfort. I could not stop reading this touching book. Do yourself a favor, read it and be prepared to get a blessing along the way. Joy. ~Bysnc
This book had me right from the beginning! I couldn't put it down. I laughed, I cried, I loved the story. The way it is written makes a reader feel like they are there watching the story unfold. I enjoyed reading this book immensely. If only every mother was as devoted as the one in this story! A mother's love does move the hand of God! Thanks for the great read! ~ChickenFarmChick
I would recommend this book to everyone! It is wonderfully written and impossible to put down! I know the family, and they are all exceptional individuals. Buy a copy for yourself and for everyone you know! ~Connie
I bought this book thinking that I would obviously love this it because Ana is my best friend. I have just finished the book and can honestly say that that is not the reason why I love this story. The story completely engrossed me from the beginning. Tedd pulls you in with the story and his flow was perfect, with emotions such as sadness, frustration, and happiness. I didn't want to stop reading. It was amazing to read all the struggles the Galloway family went through and it makes me admire them even more than I already did. I highly recommend reading this book to ANYONE. Whether you are looking for inspiration, faith, love, the power of God, or even if you are looking for a good story. Tedd has created a powerful story that has the perfect balance of being religious, but not overbearing. BUY THIS RIGHT NOW! ~Katy
Brought me to tears
Tedd is my brother, and Donna my sister-in-law. I have been in awe of them for over 30 years, and I can say that this is ABSOLUTELY THE PROUDEST I have ever been of them. Their story of Zambia and what they went through brought me to tears and heartache. Any mother with love in her heart and forgiveness will certainly enjoy reading this book. It is an easy read book, and I read it in one night. And Ana today is a wonderful young lady whom I'm proud to call my niece. ~Lynne E. Galloway
I highly recommend it to anyone - tell your friends!!! Written with heart and incredible insight. I couldn't put it down!!! ~J.Whipple
A Gripping Story
The story or Ana Syoma and her family drew me in right from the first page. I loved this book and read it in one night. I just couldn't put it down. I love a book that inspires me, teaches me, and touches me and this book has it all. A wonderful story about a families inner draw to serve those who need help in a less fortunate country and find themselves saving the life of a tiny baby whose only fate was death if they didn't reach out to save her. An act of love or an act of God.... or both? You decide. This is a gripping story that activates just about every emotion a person can have. You will laugh, cry, anger, rejoice, and yearn for more of this wonderful book. It’s an easy read, in everyday English, used by ordinary people. Another big plus in my opinion. ~Kathy Rhinehart
Reaching Out to Save a Life
When Tedd Galloway, pastor and aspiring missionary, moves his family to Zambia, he knew their lives would change. He had no idea the direction that change would take them until he and his wife find themselves in the middle of a battle to save the life of a tiny, very sick, baby girl born in the bush country of southern Zambia. In a narrative that quickly pulls the reader into the story, Galloway relates the superstition, the fear, the faith, and the heartache of reaching out in love to save a life. ~S. Harrison
What a Blessing!
From the very start of this book, the story drew me in. I could not put it down. A very well-written story based on a true life experience that Tedd and his family lived while on a missionary assignment to Zambia. It is heartwarming to know that "Ana" has had a good life with the Galloways and recently graduated with a master’s degree. What a blessing this child was to this family and they to her. I would recommend this book to every reader. Very touching! ~Colleen
Awesome and Inspirational!
A very awesome and inspirational book. After reading this, it made me re-evaluate how we take so much for granted in our day-to-day lives. I was deeply impacted by this very touching true-life story of Tedd Galloway and the struggles and ultimate triumph his family endured while serving God in Zambia. ~Peggy Decker
That rainy night on the Zambian savannah, A Mother's Heart Moved the Hand of God. In a land laid waste by disease and drought this is an incredible story of courage, suffering, and the ultimate triumph of the power of God's almighty love. This is the true story of an infant born in the bush of southern Zambia at the height of the worst drought in years. That tiny life was awaiting the traditional burial, lying on the chest of her mother who died during delivery. For months the claw of death would try to snatch another victim.
Through Tedd Galloways eloquent and inspiring words you will learn that:
– God's timing is perfect, but not always understood.
– Genuine Christian love should be color-blind.
– Love is costly and can be painful.
– Every life is precious to God.
– The cost of loving does not compare to the joy that comes.
The world we live in would be different if God's people would only look at each other through the eyes of the mother in this incredible story. Be as inspired as the Body of Christ to not just talk about loving each other, but to demonstrate it.
Tedd Galloway was born in Trenton Michigan and attended school in Riverview Michigan. He completed high school at the Northeast Michigan city of Alpena.
Almost forty years ago he met and married his wife, Donna. He is the father of three daughters and the grandfather of three. In 1979 he was ordained into the ministry. He has served in seven churches and is the current pastor of West Adrian Community Church. His passion and gift is the communication of the transformational power and love of God.
His compelling true story, A Mother’s Heart Moved the Hand of God is his first book.
He is currently writing novels based on life events and redeeming relationships.
She weighed about four pounds, and her fragile body could fit in just one of my hands. With her little head cradled in my fingertips, her bottom would be resting on the lower part of my palm. How could such a weak and sick child survive? The ugly claw of malnutrition and disease had already snatched away millions of infants in the Southern African regions. Years of drought had left hundreds of square miles as parched, lifeless land and put untold thousands in their village graves. Even though she had survived two days, this child would be no different. The malnutrition that laid waste her mother had left its ugly effect upon the infant as well. The few drops of water that were dribbled into her mouth were filled with parasites, and they were now invading her digestive system. If the malnutrition alone didn't kill her, than the parasites would help.
The words from the doctor seemed cold, yet they were words that had been used scores of times before. The matter-of-fact tone was not meant to hurt, just reveal the history he had lived. "Put her aside and let her slip away." These were the words he spoke but were never listened to. Donna was not about to let any baby "just slip away."
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That rainy night in the Zambian bush,A Mother's Heart Moved the Hand of God. Nothing less than a miracle began to unfold. A fragile suffering child survived, and a mother became connected in her soul with that fragile life. The bond between Donna and her heart-adopted child was forged that night. It was at this point in Baby Harriet's survival and Donna's dedication that I knew in my heart we must try to adopt her. Her struggle for life and her determination had left an imprint upon our hearts and spirits. We knew that we wanted to be with her every day of her life, no matter how long or short it was.