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Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Grace Acres Press
|Publication Date: 2009|
Availability: In Stock
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Barton4 Stars Out Of 5July 14, 2010BartonI loved this book, I couldn't put it down. Even my children would ask me from time to time to read it to them. Great book!
Richard McConnell5 Stars Out Of 5July 9, 2010Richard McConnellIf you want a book that will touch your heart in a very special way, Growing Up Yanomamo will do it. I could just envision myself on all those expeditions with the challenges that come from living a life without all the things we take for granted. I read it through in 3 days. It was very engaging and informative as well. You will not be disappointed in Michael Dawson's book.
S Steenburgen5 Stars Out Of 5November 6, 2009S SteenburgenCould not put this book down! This was such a great book -- an eye-opening adventure about a people and region that is still living in another time. The stories were so exciting that I hated coming to the end of the book and wanted the adventure to continue! The stories are exciting, inspiring, and many are just laugh-out-loud funny! Mr. Dawson is a wonderful story teller. After I finish, I am going to pass this onto my teenage daughter and anyone else I can think of who loves a great adventura. I will certainly be ordering any other books written by Michael Dawson after reading this one.
Mary Jane Martens4 Stars Out Of 5October 29, 2009Mary Jane MartensWe have not yet read through the entire book, but are really enjoying it. I'm reading it to my 10 and 11 year old boys and they always want me to read just a littl bit more.
Anita Warmbo5 Stars Out Of 5July 24, 2009Anita WarmboVery exciting reading. All sorts of adventures, both as a youngster and as an adult. Gives good insight into jungle missionary life and the challenges of an MK sent "home" to attend college.
Located in: Venezuela, So. America
Submitted: June 25, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. I was born in the jungles of Venezuela to missionary parents Joe and Mildred Dawson. Growing up with the Yanomamö gave me a unique insight and understanding of their culture and their world. I returned to the US for missionary training and met and married a girl there. We returned to Venezuela in January of 1981. We had three boys. My wife Reneé passed away from a malaria attack in June of 1992. My boys and I continued working with the Yanomamö. I married Keila Cornieles in October of 1994, we had two girls, Mikeila and Mia. Mikeila went to be with the Lord in january of 2006. Keila and I continue working as missionaries to the Yanomamö Indians in Amazonas Venezuela.
What was your motivation behind this project? I started working on this project while waiting in the hospital room for a little girl that was more dead than alive. I wanted to be able to share my thoughts and all that was going through my mind to her when she was older. From there, i went back and started telling stories of my growing up years with the Yanomamö. Before i knew it, the book was over 400 pages long, and my editor told me it needed to be two books. I had no idea of trying to do two books, but decided to end book one with the passing of my first wife. So the chapters that actually inspired the book are not included in this book, but are now in book two which has yet to be published.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? i hope people will gain a love of the Yanomamö Indians and of missions. I also hope they will be inspired to trust God in every situation.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? For me, the biggest thing and i hope i shared it clearly, is that no matter what happens in life, God is still in control. the verse in 2 Cor 5:7 became my life verse. "We walk by faith not by sight.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? First of all, my Dad and Mom. they came to the jungles and worked against incredible odds to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Yanomamö. It was while reading my Mom's book, "All the day Long" to my three boys that i realized what an incredible heritage a book was to leave your family. I decided if i ever had the time, i wanted to leave something for my boys to read to their children. I had the time in the University of VA hospital in Charlottesville VA. Other sources of inspiration are Paul from the Bible, along with Daniel, David, Peter and a host of others. Authors would be Philip Yancy, Paul Brand, Michael Card, and i guess the list could get pretty long.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: God has promised that He will build His church. I believe one of the greatest thrills in life is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with someone who has never heard and then to watch the truth of God's Word dawn in the eyes of this person when they realize Christ died for them.
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