Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family’s Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption

Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption Author Dr. Vinh Chung
ISBN-10 0718037499
ISBN-13 9780718037499
Year 2015-07-28
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Thomas Nelson
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Vinh Chung was born in South Vietnam just eight months after it fell to the communists in 1975 His family was wealthy controlling a rice milling empire worth millions but within months of the communist takeover the Chungs lost everything and were reduced to abject poverty Knowing that their children would have no future under the new government the Chungs decided to flee the country In 1979 they joined the legendary boat people and sailed into the South China Sea despite knowing that an estimated two hundred thousand of their countrymen had already perished at the hands of brutal pirates and violent seas Where the Wind Leadsfollows Vinh Chung and his family on their desperate journey from pre war Vietnam through pirate attacks on a lawless sea to a miraculous rescue and a new home in the unlikely town of Fort Smith Arkansas There Vinh struggled against poverty discrimination and a bewildering language barrieryet still managed to graduate from Harvard Medical School Where the Wind Leadsis Vinhs tribute to the courage and sacrifice of his parents a testimony to his familys faith and a reminder to people everywhere that the American dream while still possible carries with it a greater responsibility

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