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Rescue: Pursuit of the Ultimate Dream

Rescue: Pursuit of the Ultimate Dream

Sue Van Schreven's True Story. One Woman's Journey To Rescue An Abandoned Generation. This New Zealander is sure to capture your heart as she sets out to rescue some of the worlds most abandoned and forgotten. Sue's personal journey and how she established the valuable charitabl... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780473189761
Barcode 9780473189761
Published 10 November 2011 by WILD SIDE PUBLISHING
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Van Schreven, Sue
Series Rescue (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780473189761
ISBN-10 0473189763
Stock Ready to ship - between 10 to 50 items
Imprint Susan Van Schreven
Publication Date 10 November 2011
International Publication Date 27 November 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Van Schreven, Sue
Series Rescue (part: 1)
Category Biography & Autobiography
Christian social thought & activity
Christian mission & evangelism
Child Welfare
Charities & Voluntary Services
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 182
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 218g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Orphanages, Orphans, Van Schreven, Sue, Orphans Aid International
NBS Text Christianity: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 361.7632
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Sue Van Schreven's True Story. One Woman's Journey To Rescue An Abandoned Generation.
This New Zealander is sure to capture your heart as she sets out to rescue some of the worlds most abandoned and forgotten. Sue's personal journey and how she established the valuable charitable work of Orphans Aid International is a must read.

Forward by Rob Harley.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Try telling Queenstown humanitarian, Sue van Schreven she's a modern day saint and she laughs politely and shrugs it off. But it's hard to think otherwise - the founder of Orphans Aid International works tirelessly for hundreds of orphaned, abandoned and homeless children in third world countries. CELIA WILLIAMS - Journalist, Mountain Scene Queenstown I consider it a privilege to call Sue a friend and to witness the amazing things that she and Carl do. Their lives are given to this big dream that must seem overwhelming at times, but I see commitment, dedication, passion, love, integrity and humour. Each child they help, each worker they encourage, each dollar they raise, changes the world we live in, for good. KARYN NECKLEN Sue has a big heart and a huge love for people. She is extremely generous and would do anything for anyone. She has a driving passion to serve and help others. We can honestly say that Sue is one of the finest people I know, and I have the utmost respect and affection for her. ALAN & ELENA HOOD - Senior Pastors, City Church Tauranga

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Author's Bio

Founder and CEO of Orphans Aid International, Sue van Schreven is the wife of Carl and mother of two teenage boys, Ben and Daniel, an author and sought-after speaker. Sue and Carl are based with their sons in Queenstown, New Zealand. Together they established Orphans Aid International as a registered charitable trust in 2004. The trust is now working in six nations including New Zealand and has been responsible for the care of thousands of children. This is Sue's second book. Her first book, Rescue: Pursuit of the Ultimate Dream was released in 2011 and is now in its third printing. Sue and Carl and their growing team have been the feature of three TVNZ documentaries, and her story has been screened numerous times across various TV channels including Air New Zealand long-haul flights. She has also been the recipient of several Vodafone Foundation awards and more recently in 2016 was a finalist for the New Zealand Women of Influence awards. Sue describes herself as enjoying the simple things in life; her family, friends, walking the dog and taking time to write. She believes her extensive travel, especially to third world countries, has helped shape her desire to prioritise what is important and to keep others who are less fortunate in her focus. Prior to her humanitarian work, Sue was for many years a Youth Pastor for several churches before becoming an accredited financial consultant. Sue shares from her own first-hand experience starting a New Zealand charity from scratch and piloting it through to a successful and fast-growing organisation. She has navigated a changing landscape while raising a growing family, and here, in her second book, Rescue2: The Dream Unfolds, seeks to share some of her insights for success with her readers. Born and raised in Auckland, Rob Harley is one of New Zealand's most experienced broadcast journalists. His career has included work in radio, daily news at TVNZ and more than a decade on primetime current affairs series Assignment and Frontline. Harley joined TV One in the late 70s and would go on to work on some of the major stories of 80s including the Bastion Point occupation, the Springbok Tour and the trial of French agents following the Rainbow Warrior bombing. In addition to general reporting, he specialised in health and medical stories. Harley founded a church in Mount Roskill in 1981 and preached there for more than a decade. Later he would make a number of documentaries inspired by his Christian faith. In 1990, he graduated to Frontline, TVNZ's flagship weekly current affairs show, working alongside Ross Stevens, Linda Clark, Richard Harman, Susan Wood and Rod Vaughan. Frontline was shelved at the end of 1994, to be replaced by investigative documentary series Assignment. Harley moved to the new show, along with Wood, Vaughan and Harman. He had also been developing his own faith-based series to show good folk doing good works at street level, rather than preaching from the podium. In other words, Christians with consistency. Extreme Close Up featured stories of those who'd overcome adversity through personal belief and courage. After debuting on TV One in 1997, it ran for three years. In January 2001, one of his Assignment stories won a gold medal for coverage of breaking news at the New York Festival's TV awards. He traveledl to East Timor, Mongolia, Kosovo and Montenegro to make Ordinary Heroes, a documentary about New Zealanders working for World Vision. Before the end of the year, just days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he was despatched to New York to cover their immediate aftermath for Assignment. In 2002, TVNZ launched new current affairs programme Sunday; Harley joined the reporting team. With more than two decades of journalism to look back on, he went into print with Brave, Mad and Memorable, a book that revisited 10 memorable stories from his days on Frontline, Assignment and Extreme Close Up. In mid-2003, TVNZ reviewed its news and current affairs programming, and Harley took voluntary redundancy. He later said he was soul weary, partly in response to increasing commercial pressures pervading current affairs. He also told the Southland Times that he knew it was time to move on when I had to do a story for a second time about a bank robber who I recognised from 20 years ago. He turned to communications consultancy, and worked actively with aid agencies to raise their profiles and highlight their work. He continued to make independent documentaries adding camera work to his presenting, directing and producing skills. He was one of the producers of Chasing the Ghost, the documentary presented by Paul Holmes about methamphetamine addiction. In 2009, he was back on screen at TVNZ, as subject rather than story teller, in 'Taming the Black Dog', a Sunday story about clinical depression. It had claimed the life of his colleague and business partner Linda Gollan; Harley also recounted his own struggles with the illness. He has continued to travel the world for his stories. While travelling America on a Harley Davidson for his series The Survivors Guide to Hell, Harley found himself in Waco Texas, just 27 kilometres from a fertiliser plant explosion as it claimed 15 lives. In 2014, he co-produced Keeping up with the Kaimanawas, a series for TV One about the Wilson sisters and their work with wild horses. It was made by Bravo Communications, a production company he founded with wife (and television news executive) Alison in 2001. Rob Harley's work has been recognised with more than 20 national and international journalism awards.

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