I believe this is one of the most important books on social issues written for Christians in our time. Just like Uncle Tom’s Cabin awakened Christians to the horrors of slavery, Tania de la Canatera this novel opens our eyes to conditions for many in Honduras. In case, like me, your Spanish is minimal, the title translate The Song of Tania. For over 25 years, the author, Suzy McCall, has been part of mission work in Honduras, first with S.A.M.S. (South American Missions) and later being instrumental in L.A.M.B establishing a home for children who lived on the streets of the capital of Hondorus, providing small business loans to women so they can find ways to feed their families, and taking care of God’s littlest lambs.
Suzy grew up in Barnwell, S.C., majored in English at the College of Charleston, and worked in Christian education at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church. But when she volunteered on mission trips, she felt God calling her into that field full-time. She spent a year preparting, learning Spanish, and readying herself for that work. Over the many years, she has served, other churches from South Carolina and else where have sent teams to build classrooms and cottages, teach VBS, and sometimes hold babies and play with the children. It has only been recently by the grace of God that a well was built and water was found on their property. For decades they have had to bring in bottled water and shower infrequently in cold, untreated “agua.”
Tania de la Cantera is fiction, but it is based on many true situations experienced by women and children in this proverty stricken country plagued by drugs, gangs, and sex-trafficking. It opens our eyes to a harsh reality. Suzy, who has never married, has personally adopted five girls, who have flourished and followed the Lord. Her book is available at www.createspace.com and Amazon. Read it and see how God is doing mighty things in Honduras.