The Forgotten Ones is a memoir of the life of Natalie Stephens Herrington as she grew up in the small town of Magee, Mississippi, and found herself in the mountains of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines, in 2013, at the age of 23.  Her unexpected friendship with an orphan caused her to discover a way to bring freedom to orphans and neglected kids through healing the deep-rooted wounds of trauma.

Inspiring! Fascinating! Encouraging! Natalie’s story of how God has used her to touch the lives of neglected children is a must-read for all who have a heart for the lost and hurting. Masterfully woven into this amazing story is Brindy’s first-hand account of how God used Natalie to reveal His great love for her. The intersecting stories of Natalie and Brindy reveal in both beautiful and painful ways the love God has for the least of these. Read this book. Be challenged, be encouraged, and be the difference for the forgotten ones.
— Stan Buckley, Founder and Executive Director of But God Ministries
The Forgotten Ones is a very inspirational and motivating book. Natalie Stephens Herrington, in choosing to follow God’s call on her life, in spite of the hard choices and detours and detours that entailed, has started an organization to save orphans and street children. The touching story of how she moved to the Philippines and unofficially adopted Brindy Epal from an orphanage is poignant, but more importantly, it is profound in that it teaches Natalie what these forgotten ones truly need to survive. She learns that for orphans and street children finding their ‘forever family’ or ‘chosen family’ is not the primary need. Instead, understanding how NOT HAVING A FAMILY has impacted them psychologically, physically, emotionally and spiritually is THE KEY to having a healthy life. Being instruments of God’s love, showing these forgotten ones the reality that God truly loves them and will never abandon them even though their earthly fathers and mothers have is foundational. This is a faith growing book for all, but for everyone interested in helping the abandoned, neglected and abused children is a must read!
— Susan Baker, author of Passing it On, an Autobiography with Spirit, and wife of former Secretary of State James Baker III
Natalie’s authenticity and genuine love for people pours through every word of this beautifully written story. What an incredible memoir detailing the life of a young lady totally and completely sold out to the Lord’s calling on her life.
— Bradley Knight, Dove Award-Nominated Music Producer and Assistant Director of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Natalie’s heart and soul (and smile) shine through the pages of this book, which is more diary than novel. We all have so much to look forward to as we follow her faith-focused journey.
— Lucy L. Scott, SMU Broadcast Executive in Residence Emeritus
An amazing story of faith, hope, and forgiveness, The Forgotten Ones is a much-needed reminder that God actively works on our behalf even in the midst of life’s hardships and emotional pains. Herrington and Epal have not only shared a story, but a testimony, to how the Creator has a hope and a planned future and purpose for every child’s life.
— Jonathan Troll, Doctor of Psychology, Child and Adolescent Therapist
Natalie’s love for the Philippines and her journey through falling in love with the street kids of Cagayan de Oro is a testament to all followers of Christ. Watching her story unfold and intertwine with Brindy’s story has truly been inspiring. This life-changing story is a must read!
— Mayor John Henry Berry, UPtv series "Small Town Big Mayor"