I haven’t blogged about missions for a while, I plan to correct that with a month of missions. So be ready for some interviews and missionary fun over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime to get us into the mindset I have a great book to Giveaway!!!
This book is packed with snippets and adventures, inspiration and achievements of some of the most amazing missionary pioneers from the 19th Century. It is a fascinating read, not just the missionaries you have heard of time and time again, but more obscure ones as well. It is simply inspiring to read about people who literally gave up everything and traveled to places they didn’t know anything about and then boldly made every effort to spread the Gospel. All the while experiencing incredible personal pain, discomfort and loss. They lost family members to exotic diseases, they quite literally starved and were mercilessly persecuted. They traveled in a time when going to the next country was merely a notion and yet they went half way round the world – across the widest oceans, into the deepest jungles, through vast desserts.
I would definitely read through this book with my older kids. It has maps and illustrations to explain interesting details. There are questions at the end of each chapter. And it is filled with quotations from these great missionaries that will make you laugh and cry… It is a book that makes you stop and think “What am I doing about Matthew 28: 18-20?” Especially when almost the final quote in the book is by Isobel Kuhn: “… No, It is not God who does not call. It is man who will not respond.” I am praying that when my mission field of Se7en + 1 grow up they will be more than willing, in fact eager, to go wherever they are called to go.
As usual I have to thank CBD, our GiveAway book suppliers for another great book.
If you would like to win this fabulous book then go ahead and enter our GiveAway. The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 30 January 2011, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.
Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!