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In a Sun-Scorched Land: A memoir of adoption, faith, and the moving of Haiti's mountains

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Jennifer and her husband Jarod had no idea their decision to adopt twins from Haiti would turn into eight years of life in that literal sun-scorched land. While those years of ministry involved joys and sorrows, life-threatening dangers and divine interventions, none of those years included any progress on their children's adoptions. But God saw it all. The exhaustion, anxiety, and especially the disintegration of all human hope in the wake of the 2010 Port-au-Prince earthquake. In a Sun-Scorched Land is a story of dead-ends turned to miracles; of desperation turned to peace. Though your story may differ, this is the story of all our lives: reaching the end of ourselves to find that God alone is our hope and the mover of mountains.

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Jennifer has written the story of God's redemptive and powerful work in her family's journey toward adoption. Her faith, strengthened by years of struggle and pain in the country of Haiti, relentlessly pursued the heart of Jesus--no matter her circumstance. This book will inspire your heart to never give up on the things (and people!) the Lord has called you to, as well as reveal the gifts that are ours when we wait on the Lord and walk in His grace.
JULIE BRASINGTON
Blogger at HappyHomeFairy.com

I read In A Sun-Scorched Land in one sitting, laughing, crying, and cheering for the Ebenhack family as God knit them together in a most extraordinary way. You don't want to miss this book. It will strengthen your faith and remind you that God is at work in the details of our lives every day.
GILLIAN MARCHENKO
Author of Sun Shine Down and Still Life

I read In a Sun-Scorched Land during a challenging season and a particularly rough week. Her story brought clarity and focus, reminding me of how blessed I am and how faithful God is. The shift in perspective was a gift in itself, but so was the enjoyment I received from a thrilling story, skillfully told. This is a modern-day missionary adventure story that will keep you on the edge of your seat while strengthening your faith.
TRINA HOLDEN
Author of Your Real Food Journey, blogger at TrinaHolden.com

About the Author

Jennifer’s first eighteen years were filled with family, farm life, music, and godly training. After graduating from Berean Academy in Elbing, Kansas, she earned a B.A. in International Ministries from Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago. Her adventures in Haiti began three years after she and Jarod, also a Moody grad, got married. They lived and worked in Port-au-Prince and then Cap Haitian, Haiti from 2002-2010. When their children’s nine-year adoption process came to a close after the 2010 earthquake, they re-planted their family in sunny South Florida. Jennifer’s primary ministry is to her husband and five children. She also life coaches and writes regularly at jenniferebenhack.com, thebettermom.com, club31women.com, and faithgirlz.com.

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