Item description for Congo Vignettes: Stories of God's Faithfulness to Three Generations in the Heart of Africa by Shawn Lantz...
Overview Have you ever wondered what missionary life is really like? Congo Vignettes offers an intimate and honest glimpse into three generations of one family. Lived out against the backdrop of the Democratic Republic of Congo, author Shawn Lantz invites you into the triumphs and tragedies of her grandparents, parents, and siblings. For anyone needing a reminder that God can do exceedingly abundantly above all one could ask or imagine, Congo Vignettes is a joyful collection of stories encompassing seventy years of God?s faithfulness to His children. With over forty personal photographs of the Smith family throughout its pages, this book will inspire you in your own journey with Jesus Christ.
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Studio: Word Entertainment Music
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 7.08" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jul 22, 2008
Publisher Word Entertainment Music
ISBN 1933876034 ISBN13 9781933876030
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Three Generations - Seventy Years of Family Ministry in the Congo Aug 6, 2008
"Congo Vignettes" traces the history of the Laban Ministries International and three generations of the Laban and Marcella Smith family serving as missionaries in the heart of Africa. Author and women's speaker Shawn Lantz is the daughter of missionary parents, Jim and Nancy Smith, founders of the mission organization started by Jim's parents. The organization today is committed to training nationals to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their own people in the Bandundu region in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).
Each chapter is introduced with a familiar hymn, a scripture or quote from diaries and journals of a family member and a story telling of life as a missionary, serving the remote areas of Africa. Each story ends with an application to life, an encouraging word of Scripture or a probing question to consider.
Lantz writes in a style that gives the reader the comfortable feeling of knowing the family personally experiencing with them their joys, their grief, their troubles and triumphs and the excitement that comes while fulfilling God's purpose.
"Congo Vignettes" offers hope and comfort to anyone entering a new culture, or an uncharted course in life. The stories are filled with insights into the lives of missionary pioneers, those who have responded to the call to missions. Lantz offers the reader a challenge to join in the adventure of world missions. The book is a tribute to Shawn's parents, Jim and Nancy Smith, and to her grandparents, Laban and Marcella Smith. Stirring stories of God's love, provision, and presence.