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Riley Unlikely : With Simple Childlike Faith, Amazing Things Can Happen
by Riley Banks-Snyder and Lisa Velthouse


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Riley Unlikely is the inspiring story of Riley Banks, who first traveled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing relationships and friendships, and is currently, as a young millennial, raising money to build a complete learning complex in Kibwezi, Kenya for those who have nothing.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Riley Unlikely is the inspiring story of Riley Banks, who first traveled to Kenya at age 13, and has been back every year since bringing backpacks of school supplies and hygiene kits for young girls, developing relationships and friendships, and is currently, as a young millennial, raising money to build a complete learning complex in Kibwezi, Kenya for those who have nothing.

At age sixteen Riley learned that, because of a rare medical condition, she would never be able to have her own children. Devastating news to most young women, especially those who love children and have always dreamed of having their own family. But Riley's response was: Kenya has given me a thousand children.

Riley's stories of her trips to Kenya, her struggles to figure out how to best serve and care for these people she has fallen in love with, and her own unexpected health issues are funny, compelling and gripping. Readers will find that God writes surprising stories in the lives of those who follow Him. Hard to put down, Riley Unlikely will inspire you to pursue your dreams and make a difference in your own world--and around the world.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780310347873
  • ISBN-10: 0310347874
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 176


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Banks-Snyder, founder and executive director of the nonprofit Generation Next, tells her story about tenaciously transforming passion into performance. At the age of 12, Banks longed to go to Africa to make a difference. While most teenagers simple muse about their ambitions, Banks put her plans into action. By 14, she had started Generation Next, which helped to fund the construction of a school in Kibwezi, Kenya. Alongside her nonprofit, Banks also runs a thrift shop and food pantry in Branson, Mo., to fund her missions’ projects. With the assistance and support of her parents, Banks fulfilled her goal to travel to Africa and, once in Kenya, a wealth of new ministry ideas was born. In an unexpected turn, Banks later found out that she was unable to have any children of her own due to a rare physical condition. The discovery was a severe blow to Banks, but she kept moving forward and focused on improving the lives of Kenyan children. This is a heartwarming tale of empathy, selflessness, and perseverance. (Sept.)

 
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