Item description for ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE: AN AFRICAN MISSIONARY ODYSSEY by Grant H. Moore Ph. D. & Grant H. Moore...
Overview From humble beginnings, the author traces his passage from Iowa farm boy to missionary in what was then French West Africa. His adaptation to the African culture was both uniquely challenging and exhilarating, accompanied by both the joys and heartaches associated with giving birth to the church among those principally Islamic peoples.
Publishers Description From humble beginnings on an isolated and idyllic farm in southern Iowa, the author traces his passage from farm boy to missionary extraordinaire in the remote yet equally idyllic villages in what was then French West Africa. This missionary saga recounts the events of the childhood and youth of Grant and Wilma Moore and their adventures as missionaries in Guinea, West Africa. Then follow accounts of their experiences after being forced, along with all the other missionaries in the country, to leave the field prematurely. Included are their exciting visits to Guinea in succeeding years where their son Tom and daughter-in-law Sherry are still serving admirably. Their adaptation to the African culture was both uniquely challenging and exhilarating, accompanied by both the joys and heartaches associated with giving birth to the church among those principally Islamic peoples.
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Studio: Aventine Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.23" Weight: 1.76 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher Aventine Press
ISBN 1593303491 ISBN13 9781593303495
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Answering the call to bless others. Mar 20, 2007
"On the Wings of a Dove" is a wonderful book. I love how Dr. Moore gets open and shares things to make the reader understand him as a person better. How he gives up the comforts of life to allow himself to be used greatly for the kingdom of God. Yet by doing so he gains so much by doing so. This book is an encouragement to anyone who is in ministry or has a desire to answer the call of ministry. It reminds me how blessed I truly am. And that when you give of your self and serve others, how much more will God turn around and bless you because of your obedience and faithfulness. I pray that you will be blessed as much as I was by reading this book & that you will let it sink into your heart. I pray that you will gain a greater heart for the hurting and the lost. God Bless
Leaving all to follow God's call... Mar 4, 2006
How often have you heard a story about someone whose love for a people of another culture so permeates his being that even when compelled to leave their country at the order of a Marxist dictator, he holds fast to his love for them despite years of separation? Rarely, if ever, I am sure. Yet this is exactly what this book portrays -- someone who has heard a call from God so clearly and so profoundly that together with his beloved wife and three children, he leaves his homeland for the distant shores of a poverty-stricken nation in West Africa, there to spend his life in loving labor for those to whom Jesus is a mere name, if they have heard of him at all. It is a story of sacrifice, but mysteriously that sacrifice brings not only back-breaking toil and heart-wrenching sorrow but also exhilarating joy and fulfillment beyond all imagining. On the Wings of a Dove is a reminder that human beings are made not for self-aggrandizement but for self-giving, which alone can bring true fulfillment.