Ruthan Burchel is a career missionary nurse, housewife, and mother. She was born in Ohio, but after knowing the great climate of Africa without snow, sleet, and ice, they decided to settle in North Carolina as their home base. She and her doctor husband, Hal, have served in several African countries. They have four grown children, all of whom love the Lord. Ruthan's stated goal is to love her Jesus with her whole heart and walk a consistent Christian life while enjoying the journey. Her dry humor works its way into most every day, as this book will show you. African Creeks I've Been Up is just that Here the author brings together a compilation of every day experiences of a long-time career missionary. Some are hilarious. Some are quite serious. Some are miraculous. But, the intent is that all is to show accurately how diversified missionary life actually can be. It shows the great need for a good sense of humor and the need for flexibility; accepting things as they come our way, knowing that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord.