- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: HigherLife Publishing; 1 edition (April 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1939183219
- ISBN-13: 978-1939183217
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
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In They Call Me Dad, Phillip Cameron writes a moving story of how he came to love the abandoned, hurting children in Romania. God led him on a miraculous journey enabling his ministry to provide safe and loving homes, education, and loving guidance for teenage girls in dangerous peril, living on the streets in Romania, Moldova, and other countries. This book is a must read and will change your life. It will re-fire your passion for missions and for the plight of less fortunate, children in need of an earthly dad who can lead them to the Father's love. -- -Marcus D. Lamb, Founder--President Daystar Television Network
If the passion of a man is truly a reflection of the God-given heart of that man, then Philip Cameron's heart is infinite in its capacity. His heart for children continues to expand beyond reason and limits. The theme of his life has been give me a heart for others. I have personally witnessed his passion and unlimited love for the neglected and forgotten children of this world. When I saw Philip's vision firsthand, I knew we had to help him make it happen. Stella's House was birthed from that desire and heart for others. Thank you, Philip, for making the world a better and brighter place for thousands of children and for those of us who witness that miracle of love. -- -Dr. Garth W. Coonce, President / TCT Network
When you read the stories of these girls and how God has transformed them completely, you will realize that this is a miracle in our current generation. In the challenges of the world we live in today, this is an unprecedented story of the grace and mercy of God. You will laugh and you will cry, but you will never be the same! -- -Bishop Paul D. Zink, Founder,New Life Christian Fellowship
God called my friend with the huge heart to Moldova to rescue children who had been thrown into the garbage heaps of humanity. Philip has been faithful to that call. You will love his story contained in this remarkable book. -- -Dan Betzer, First Assembly of God, Ft. Myers, Florida
By being a dad to kids who are orphaned out of state-run facilities where they have been abused and abandoned, Philip is showing how the Love of Christ in action can change lives. Once you meet these young men and women, you are overwhelmed by their stories and how much their lives have been changed by the power of Christ and this ministry! -- -David Byrnes, Founder/CEO, FACTS Management Co.
About the Author
Missionary-Evangelist Philip Cameron is a preacher, singer, author and founder of a far-reaching international ministry that has impacted nations such as his native Scotland, Romania, Moldova and beyond. In 1976, Philip married his home-town sweetheart, Chrissie, in Peterhead, Scotland and they now live in Montgomery, Alabama. They have four children: Philip, Melody, Andrew and Lauren.
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“Have you ever seen a baby freeze to death?” This question shook Philip Cameron into a horrible reality as he viewed an orphanage for the first time in Moldova. It was only early December and already sixteen children had frozen to death in the orphanage. Certainly Moldova was poor, but the children were dying for a much different reason: they were the dregs of society. They were worthless orphans.
In his book They Call Me Dad, Philip Cameron writes his story of how he began to help transform the lives of orphans across Romania and Moldova. At first he was a reluctant “child” fulfilling the wish of his distraught father. As he began to see the need, he went from reluctant to passionate. Over the course of his ongoing journey, he adopted a son Andrew from Romania, and finally ended up being a dad to orphans in Moldova when everyone else refused to care.
Cameron takes us through both a personal journey, and a global one. Like many societies, orphans are considered the least of the least in Moldova. They are abused and rejected by their families, ignored by their government, scorned by their society, and preyed upon by human traffickers. In Moldova, the age for orphans to be removed from the institutions is sixteen – a fact that almost seals their fate.
In They Call Me Dad, Cameron unfolds how orphans are the world’s biggest targets for slave drivers looking for a lucrative exchange. In Moldova, they often work hand in hand with the orphanage directors, promising large returns for fresh girls. The criminals can be almost completely reassured of encountering no resistance from the girls or their families. Likewise, greasing palms ensures there is little to no resistance from government or civil officials.
Knowing what horror awaited “his” children, Cameron undertook a major project to create transition homes for those being expulsed from the orphanages. The project was not easy. Philip writes: “It’s almost impossible to raise money to help teenagers; countless other nonprofits and ministries have tried, but the assumption is that teens are old enough to take are of themselves.”
In spite of massive resistance and obstacles from government officials and donors, the Cameron family still maintains four transition homes in Moldova, giving hope to many children whose fates would truly be worse than death. The teens remain in school and get the education they need to live, be productive members of society, help others, and of course escape the atrocity of slavery.
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