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Helen tells her story, from playing cricket for the ladies' university side (a liberated woman even then) to her return to Britain after five months as a hostage in rebel terrorist hands. Her candid account is an antidote to any delusion that missionaries are saints who float about an inch off the ground and see a blinding light from heaven when they receive "the call." She almost failed in missionary school. Her own admitted stubbornness, pride, know-it-all attitude, and inability to work with others made her a liability. The final decision to send her overseas came when an incident with a broken washing line proved that she at least had a sense of humour in the face of adversity!
Physical dangers and her personal ambition in the Congo often almost sank her, but her faith and hard work brought her through. Her story is one of bright mountains, conquered after experiencing the dark valleys and learning to give the glory to God.
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Christian Focus
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.31 (inches)|
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'Give Me This Mountain' is the autobiography of Dr. Helen Roseveare, well-known missionary doctor and author. She worked in the north-eastern province of the Belgian Congo with the Heart of Africa Mission in the 1950's and 60's. Physical dangers and her personal ambition in the Congo often almost sank her, but her faith and hard work brought her through. Her story is one of bright mountains, conquered after experiencing the dark valleys and learning to give the glory to God.
Betty Ann Cyr5 Stars Out Of 5February 6, 2008Betty Ann CyrIf your calling is to be a missionary, it is important that you read this book!Thank you God for women like Helen Roseveare, who are not afraid to tell it like it is.