I grew up listening to the stories of missionaries from long ago. Nothing introduced me to the many cruel things people do, the different religions, and the multitude of “gods” people worshiped, than when I was listening to my mom read the YWAM books to me. It certainly made me aware of the importance of missionaries.
When I was in highschool, these books were assigned to me to read. I never regretted it. Each book I read I become more aware of the need for foreign countries to be introduced to Christianity, and the faith and dedication these chosen people (missionaries) have to willingly put their lives at risk to share the Truth and Hope of Christ. It inspired me to be more of an example of Jesus Christ in my everyday life.
What is wonderful about these books, other than the fact that they introduce your child to missionary life, but it also teaches geography, history, and culture.
YWAM is offering to giveaway a set of five missionary books to two different winners!
Yes, I said TWO winners!
But before you enter the giveaway, I want to give you a little review of each book/missionary that will come in your package.
Gladys Aylward: The Adventures of a Lifetime
Being labeled as “unfit” to be a missionary, Gladys Aylward vows to make her own way to China, where she is sure the Lord is calling her. After many months of making a deposit for a one-way ticket to China, she is finally on her way. As a english-speaking “foreign devil,” Gladys takes some time to become any help to her trainer. Gladys soon becomes the foot-inspector. When war breaks out, she becomes a mother to many.
Nate Saint: On a Wing and a Prayer
From a very young age, Nate wanted to fly. He felt alive up in the air. When a bone infection threatened his life, Nate devoted his life to Christ. God had plans for pilot Nate that took him to the U.S Army, plane mechanics, Mexico, and then to the Ecuador as a Missionary pilot. With a plan to bring the gospel to the least social tribe, the Aucas, he and his missionary friends fly into a remote area, only to be surprised.
Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China
After accepting Christ later in his life, Hudson Taylor had a fierce calling to share it with others. He knew he had to go to China, but will his journey end before it even begins? Nothing will stop him if it is the will of God, not persecution or loss. He is His servant now. He will teach about his Father to others.
Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems
Even as a young girl, Amy had a love to share the message of Christ with those who needed it. She was gentle and kind. Beginning with “shawlies” (Irish mill working woman) and giving them hope and a renewed faith in the One who loves them, Amy soon works her way to Japan, and winds up in India with a friend. She soon learns this is where he heart belongs. Amy was the first to adapt to wearing native clothing, to fit in and be listened to. Amy saved many young girls who were given to the Hindu temple for slaves and prostitutes, and was soon known as ‘Amma’, Indian name for mother. Before her death, Amy was the mother of many Indian boys and girls, of all ages.
Corrie Ten Boom: Keeper of the Angel’s Den
World War II has broken out and Corrie and her family are hiding away Jews in their home. They add-on a secret room to the house, make routines, and doing everything they can to save the prosecuted, the whole time praying and singing praises for God’s mercy. One day, German soldiers rush into the house, and begin searching for Jews. They arrest Corrie, her sister, and father. The conditions Corrie and her sister live in are terrible, but through it all, they give thanks to God. They worship him and share their faith with others.
Trust me, you and your children will love these books!
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