Friendship: A True Story of Adventure, Goodwill, and Endurance

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by Francis Mandewah

Friendship: A True Story of Adventure, Goodwill, and Endurance

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Friendship: A True Story of Adventure, Goodwill, and Endurance shares the remarkable life journey of an African boy from the region made famous by the movie "BLOOD DIAMOND" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which was nominated for five Academy Awards. That movie brought attention to a rebel war in West Africa in which "blood" diamonds, also known as "conflict" diamonds, were used to finance warlords and their activities.

Two decades before the rebel war Thomas Johnson, a pilot from Minnesota, was employed to fly boxes of gems and alluvial diamonds in Sierra Leone from Yengema to Freetown, where a British Airways jet would fly the gemstones to London. This pilot met and befriended young Francis Mandewah, an impoverished Sierra Leonean boy, and gave him generous support that opened a new life of opportunity, which would eventually take Francis to America.

Along the way Francis had many harrowing experiences, including crossing the Sahara Desert, which almost cost him his life. His challenges continued in Italy, Greece, and finally in America. In the end, Francis became aware that his real voice that has emerged through all his trials and tribulations is one of deep faith, and gratitude for God's miracles and wonders in his life.           for more info,  visit


  • "The Story of Francis Mandewah Is One of Those Few Stories that Will Stay with Me Forever"-Newspaper Editor/Amazon Review
  • "This Book Left Me in A Feeling of Awe"-AJ/Amazon Review
  • "Out of Africa: A Memoir that Reads Like An Adventure Story"-Janet Kirk, Faith Counts Blog
  • "I Couldn't Stop Reading This Book. Once You Read This Book, You Will Be Telling Francis's Story to Your Family and Friends."-Pastor Bill Wilson, Timothy Lutheran Church, Saint Louis, Missouri
  • "An Amazing Story.  You Will Want to Encourage A Friend to Pick Up A Copy of This Book."-Sue Buak, Librarian, An Itsey Bitsey Book Blog


Book Excerpt

"On my way home I walked in a haze. I was in shock over the miracle that had just happened in my life. That night as I settled down to sleep on my mat on the floor of my cousin's house, I lay in the dark and prayed, 'Dear God, I can't take any more heartbreak. Please let this be real. What did I do to deserve such a blessing? I promise to do well in school and make You proud. Please don't let me die in my sleep tonight.'"

Other Book Information

Genres: Adventure, Biography, Christian, Memoir, Religious, Spirituality

Google Category: Media > Books > Non-Fiction > Religion Books

Pages: 218

ASIN: 9781942899

ISBN(10): 1942899882

ISBN(13): 9781942899884

Sales Rank: 2265682

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