As the 20th century came to a close, a petite, stay-at-home mom took on a giant that was poisoning our young girls.
Patti Garibay knew something was not right, and after seeing a shocking agenda, she knew it was time to take a stand against the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Though the battle was intense at times, Patti and her husband Pat were not prepared for all that God had planned to do with a small ember of passion.
What started as a gathering of concerned parents and girls around a small kitchen table has now grown to be one of the largest scout-type organizations in the world. The Garibays' story chronicles the twenty-five-year journey of American Heritage Girls from its humble beginnings, the insurmountable problems, and the joy of seeing the providential hand of God map out every detail.
Seeing lives changed and making sure each girl knows they are loved was enough for Patti to suit up and get in the battle. Armored with trust and obedience, Patti's message resonates with others who have a passion for making a difference yet struggle with the fear of inadequacy. With Christ, all things are possible.
Appropriate for mature audiences, parental discretion advised.
With great transparency and insight, Patti Garibay walks us through both the joys and trials she has experienced over the years – and the series of events that led her to launch American Heritage Girls. Her determination to “light a candle” amidst the cultural darkness around us is sure to inspire many people to consider God’s unique call on their own lives.
Jim Daly, President – Focus on the Family
In Why Curse the Darkness When You Can Light A Candle? Patti Garibay shares a life journey full of unexpected twists and turns that prepared and positioned her for God’s great plans for her. If you are looking at your circumstances and wondering what is possible, this book is a must read. I highly recommend.
Phyllis Hendry Halverson, President & CEO, Lead Like Jesus.
Patti has changed the lives of so many girls and women through American Heritage Girls. I always wondered how she got there so fast. Her riveting story reveals how the power to culminate change was forged in the hard things of life. But God has proven faithful. She's brought so much light to our broken world. This is an enjoyable read.
Dannah Gresh, founder of True Girl and best-selling author