"If someone had told me that someday I would settle on the far side of the sea, eat bugs, poison myself, hold over a dozen scorpions in my hand, stand barefoot by a tarantula and allow a wall spider to spend the night above my pillow, I would have laughed. Those antics are for people who compete for prize money on television No amount of money could entice me to do such things " It wasn't money that took Wendland across the sea. It was her desire to follow God's call to serve alongside her missionary husband. Wendland's email correspondence with her family forms the backbone of Bloom Where God Plants You, a book that shares the ups and downs of life and ministry in Malawi, Africa. Her heartfelt and humorous insights are augmented by Scripture passages, hymn verses and prayers. Life for this mission mom in Malawi is a rollercoaster ride that you can now share without a passport, jet lag, or culture shock. Rebecca Wendland is the wife of WELS Missionary Robert Wendland, who was called to serve the Lutheran Church of Central Africa in Malawi, Africa in 2003. Before moving to Africa, Wendland earned a teaching degree from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, and taught at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wisconsin and Redemption Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her teaching skills are used daily in raising their four children. She and her family currently live in Blantyre, Malawi, Africa.