Written by a father and illustrated by his son A Message for My Child is a beautiful book about the loving relationship between a parent and child through the years. It explores the challenges that all young people face and learning responsibility for positive faith-based choices.
<p><strong>Patrick Atkinson</strong> is the founder and executive director of The GOD&rsquoS CHILD Project and the Institute for Trafficked Exploited &amp Missing Persons (ITEMP). He holds a Masters degree from Regis University in Denver CO. After college Patrick turned down lucrative corporate job offers to work with runaways prostitutes and gang members in New York City's Hell&rsquos Kitchen. Two years later Patrick moved to Central America where he began a 25-year career in international war-zone reconciliation and post-war reconstruction. He is the recipient of numerous human rights awards and is the subject of <em>The Dream Maker </em> a biography by Monica Hannan. Patrick resides in Central America and at Hippo Wallow Pond his family home outside of Minneapolis Minnesota.</p>