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Child of the Crossfire: A True Story (edition 1999)

by Alcyon Ruth Fleck (Author), Alcyon Ruth Fleck (Introduction)

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Oscar was brainwashed, trained in guerrilla warfare, captured, tortured, and orphaned -- all before he was 10. His quest to find his heavenly Father and earthly father takes many unexpected twists in this true story of survival and triumph.
Title:Child of the Crossfire: A True Story
Authors:Alcyon Ruth Fleck (Author)
Other authors:Alcyon Ruth Fleck (Introduction)
Info:Review & Herald Publishing (1999), 223 pages
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Child of the Crossfire: A True Story by Alcyon Ruth Fleck



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He was brainwashed, trained in guerrilla warfare, captured at his family's massacre, tortured to reveal war secrets, and orphaned--all before he was 10. Surrounded by his captors, little Oscar was unable to comprehend the horror of the war. How long could he resist the army's torture? Would he tell them where his father was? His name was changed to Salvador, but his inner hatred and bitterness were not easy to erase. How could such terrible things happen if God was really love? Salvador's quest to find his heavenly Father and earthly father takes many unexpected twists and turns in this heart rending true story of survival and triumph.
  FriendsLibraryFL | Sep 6, 2014 |
I met Alcyon Fleck at General Conference in Toronto and was very taken by her as a person and her twenty-year mission of building homes for orphans in third world countries.

This book is about Oscar who was born into a large close-knit family high in the mountains of either Mexico or a Central American country. His father had many brothers and they had a large farm and ranch. Rebels began to try to overthrow the government and a huge uprising occurred. One of their tactics was to cause problems to the people and then make it look like it was the government who did it.

When Oscar was 4 or 5, the father kept finding butchered cows. He went to the government for help but they offered no assistance. One day the leader of the rebels came and strongly encouraged the father and uncles to join their cause, which they do.

They train for a year, then return to bring their families to the mountains. Oscar is drawn into the fighting but eventually comes to live in one of the orphanages Alcyon started. ( )
  DSlongwhite | Jul 24, 2007 |
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