Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family’s Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption by Vinh Chung with Tom Downs

Vinh Chung was 3 years old in 1979 when his family fled Vietnam after the communist takeover, part of a mass exodus of displaced people who were known as “boat people.” After experiencing unimaginable hardships—along with encouraging glimpses of a powerful, loving God—the Chung family was plucked from the South China Sea by Seasweep, a rescue ship operated by World Vision.

After residing in a Singapore refugee camp, the Chungs were sponsored by a Lutheran church in Arkansas. They overcame many hurdles as they adjusted to life in America: poverty, discrimination, fear of failure, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Throughout it all, a local Vietnamese church “became the single most powerful influence” on the Chungs.

Told with compassion, love, and humor,Where the Wind Leads offers an insider’s view of the refugee experience and shows how sponsoring displaced people can have an impact for generations to come. (Thomas Nelson)

About the Author

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema is a freelance writer and a member of Covenant CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario.