Item description for Ordinary People in God's Hands by Diane Powell Hawkins...
Overview Open Your Eyes To What Ordinary People Can Do In Missions! Drawing from vivid life experiences of missionaries serving in Zimbabwe with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM), this remarkable account chronicles the faithfulness of God through every step of the missionary journey. "In these pages you will follow a string of godly men and women who, over the span of 60 years, have served the Shona people and, together with them, raised up an African church movement as vibrant with life as the countryside around them. You'll learn how these ordinary people trusted God; coped with conditions they had never before experienced; built houses of local materials; and lived off the land. They overcame obstacles of drought, heat, disease, and social upheaval to bring the Gospel of God's grace to a people in need." -MICHAEL POCOCK, D. MISS. SENIOR PROFESSOR AND CHAIRMAN WORLD MISSION AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Gain a candid, inside view of missions as you read inspiring stories of courage, perseverance, and sacrifice highlighted by God's faithful provision, protection, and enablement.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.31" Weight: 2.07 lbs.
Release Date Nov 12, 2005
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1597816698 ISBN13 9781597816694
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Reviews - What do customers think about Ordinary People in God's Hands?
A Great Faith Builder Jan 3, 2006
OK! I am prejudiced. As husband of the author, I have watched for 5 years as this book took shape. It was worth the wait. A well-written story that grabs attention from the introduction to the end. More than a compendium of stories from 65 years of missionary activity in Zimbabwe--it focuses on how God has used ordinary people in bringing the Gospel message to the Shona people. It also chronicles all the ways God intervened in the lives of all these ordinary people. Every believer can be challenged to believe God in their own life. We are already encouraged by reports of missionaries and others having their hearts and faith renewed and an 11 yr old who couldn't put the book down. A must read!
My childhood heroes Dec 26, 2005
I am a TEAM Zimbabwe MK and I knew most of the heroes in this book as Uncles and Aunties (except for the ones who were Mom and Dad). I only lived in Zimbabwe for 15 years, but for me it was my whole childhood. Nevertheless, many of the stories were new to me and I found myself unable to put the book down as I suddenly saw the bigger picture of what God had been doing around me, in and through the people who were simply Uncle and Auntie to me. I didn't really understand as a child, that these were people that God had chosen to be a part of His wonderful plan for the country and people of Zimbabwe. As a child, I simply enjoyed them all and loved every moment of my childhood. After reading the book, I feel like I've had a chance to look into a deeper part of the Uncle's and Auntie's lives and understand and appreciate them in a way I never have before and I've come to appreciate the big picture - what God was doing!
Even a reader who does not know the TEAM Zimbabwe missionaries personally, would have to come away impressed by the determination, and commitment this group of people had to obeying and serving God in the roughest of situations. One can only conclude that God gave them strength and proved His faithfulness to them over and over again. That causes me to rejoice and continue to be even more convinced that His faithfulness extends to me and my life and set of circumstances as well.