Sunday, November 30, 2014

I Have Seen God - by Klaus-Dieter John

About the book: I Have Seen God: The Miraculous Story of the Diospi Suyana Hospital in Peru (Monarch Books, October 2014)

The miraculous founding of a top class hospital for some of the world's poorest people

Klaus-Dieter and Martina John---both brilliant, talented, and highly qualified doctors---turned their backs on lucrative careers to follow their dream to open a first-rate medical facility for the Indians of the Peruvian Andes, some of the world's poorest people. The Peruvian Andes natives suffer appallingly from the diseases of poverty and, although they make up approximately 40 percent of Peru's population, are ignored by the authorities.

Having studied at the universities of Harvard, Yale, and Johannesburg during his training as a surgeon, Dr. Klaus-Dieter John together with his wife, Dr. Martina John, a pediatrician, developed a concept for a modern hospital in the Peruvian Highlands.

Turning down other offers, including a professorship, they set themselves the task of raising the millions of dollars needed. God opened the hearts and consciences of individuals and companies to create not just a health center, but a fully equipped hospital. Their story and vision has captured attention around the world and today they have the backing of 180 corporations and 50,000 private supporters.

The hospital's name, Diospi Suyana, means "we trust in God" in Quechua, the native language of the people it serves. It is a testament to their experience that with God the impossible can happen. The incredible conviction and profound faith of the Johns will refresh your heart and stir your spirit.

My review:  This was an amazing story of what God can do!  Time and again, Dr. John and others prayed and asked for donations and people and companies came through and ended up donating millions of dollars, both in money and equipment.  Many times they were told no by a company, but Dr. John persisted and showed them the presentation on the hospital and their minds were changed.  He shared some of his growing-up years and his training to be a doctor and it was interesting to read his back story and that of his wife and family.  I got a little bogged down with all of the names and companies, but I understand they needed to be included for the full story to be told.  It was frustrating to read about the red tape and ineffective bureaucracy in Peru and how they faced so many obstacles, but amazing to see how God led them to the right person at the right time who could cut through all of that.  There were many miracles that occurred.  This story was truly inspiring!

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author: Klaus-Dieter John studied at the universities of Harvard, Yale, and Johannesburg during his training as a surgeon. He and his wife Dr. Martina John, a pediatrician, have dedicated their lives to the establishment of the hospital in Peru.
Find Klaus-Dieter online: website

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