In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot

Gail Gutradt


A fantastically informed, inspiring actual tale of 1 woman’s volunteer studies at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a ebook that embodies the assumption that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can conquer even the main fearsome of obstacles.

Gail Gutradt used to be at a crossroads in her existence whilst she discovered of the Wat Opot Children’s neighborhood. started with simply fifty cash within the pocket of Wayne Dale Matthysse, a former Marine Corps medic in Vietnam, Wat Opot, a temple advanced nestled between Cambodia’s verdant rice paddies, was a haunted scrubland that grew to become a spot of therapeutic and respite the place childrens with or orphaned via HIV/AIDS might dwell outdoors of worry or judgment, and discover a new family—a position that Gutradt calls “a workshop for souls.”

Disarming, humorous, deeply relocating, In a Rocket made up of Ice gathers the tales of kids stored and altered by way of this very particular position, and of 1 woman’s transformation in attempting to aid them. With wry perceptiveness and attractive humanity and humor, this brave, awesome, and evocative memoir etches the folks of Wat Opot ceaselessly in your middle.

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