School reunions come and go for most of us, leaving our lives relatively untouched. But in 2014, a school reunion was held that changed the lives of its attendees.
Deep in the jungles of the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia, graduates of a mission boarding school gathered at the school for the first time as adults.
They were there to assess how their time at the school had changed their lives as children and affected the adults they became.
Sent is a collection of their stories, in their own words.
This is a powerful book. 42 stories have been collected. They may make you cry, they may make you think deeply about what you believe, and what sort of parent you are or will be. You will see how the deep convictions of parents can shape the lives of their children in unintended ways.
Listen to a podcast
Dr John Chenoweth joins "On the Way" podcast (Brisbane St John's Anglican Cathedral) to share his reflections. It is a story that reveals much about our human experience and how trying to do good can lead us into great wrong. John is one of the authors and editors of this book. https://omny.fm/shows/on-the-way/mission-and-sacrifice
Sent, at the age of 5 to a distant school, by his parents, who in turn had been Sent to work in Asia though their own convictions and by the churches and missions to which they belonged.