He Goes Before Us – As a rapid response chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, Ginger Sanders has seen Him firsthand. It contains 31 short stories of God orchestrating things in people’s lives that only He could have done.
What prompted you to write this book?
As a Billy Graham Chaplain Coordinator, I have been on the front lines of many disasters, natural (storms) and manmade (shootings). God goes before us in those situations and we have seen things only He could have done. When you see God working in lives, He needs to be glorified. He put it on my heart to write these books.
Will you share an excerpt of the book?
One day a Billy Graham Chaplain, one that could speak Russian, volunteered for a day with the team in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. The very next day, he went out and met a man who had been a caregiver for a man who had just past away. The caregiver was Russian! He spoke very little English. The Russian caregiver had a Russian bible, but did not have a personal relationship with Jesus. The chaplain found scriptures in the Russian bible to guide the caregiver to Jesus. Over the hood of the car, the caregiver prayed to receive Christ. The next day, the Russian speaking chaplain was called back to his home in PA. He was there for only the day when the Russian caregiver was there. God orchestrated the meeting and it was a Divine Appointment.
NOTE: This is just a summary of one of the stories. It explains more in the book.
Being in banking and teaching financial fraud at the police academy, I never dreamed God would call me to be a chaplain with The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, much less an author to tell His stories. It is just proof God can use anyone!
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 49 years and have 10 grandchildren and another on the way. We have two adopted children from S.Korea and two biological children. We all forget they are adopted and are blessed by our children and their spouses.
I also speak at ladies banquets/events and mixed church events. I have done retreats and shared God stories around the US and world. I also guest co host a Christian television show “Friends and Neighbor” out of Atlanta. It is aired on NRB (National Religious Broadcasting) weekly. I have been on numerous television and radio shows.
Other books by Ginger
Round Eyes is based on the true story of Jamie, an adopted son, first realizing he is slightly different from his parents. It helps children and parents to understand that what is on the outside is just how people look; what is on the inside is what really counts. There is joy when families can laugh together, knowing the love for each other is what makes a difference. We know we have a God who is answering prayers around the world and delights in bringing happiness and hope to families.
Fireflies is a children’s book explaining death to a child and give them the hope of Jesus – and received several awards.
Read about her visit to Focus on the Family here.