A missionary's wife, six months pregnant, arrives at a remote village in the jungles of Papua, Indonesia, with her husband and three young children. Together, under primitive living conditions, they face a multitude of challenges
including malaria, native superstitions, and rat infestations. With warmth and
humor Lunow's engaging prose details the first four years of missionary life
out of which emerges the beauty and triumph of family and faith.
A great read for all denominations.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
About the Author
She and her husband, Dan (Wolfgang) went as missionaries under The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) to Papua, Indonesia where they ministered to a primitive tribal group of 13,000 people for 35 years plus. Initially, Barbara used her nursing skills in the local village clinic. She taught health workers so they could open clinics in their own villages. Barbara also translated and prepared a six year Sunday School curriculum which she taught to teachers. She started a weekly Bible Class for widows, which opened the eyes of the Sougb church to the desperate needs of the aged. Over the years she typed all of the Sougb Bible text into the computer, and typed and prepared several other teaching books for printing.
Barbara has always liked to write; including the book reports and essays assigned in public school. Her personal writing experience began in earnest with letters and reports sent to family and supporters about their mission ministry. She wrote weekly letters and culture stories to her children when they went to boarding school and on through their adult lives in the US. Her letters to supporters developed into a monthly logbook which was noticed by the editor of their mission magazine. She adapted a number of those letters for articles which were published in the TEAM Horizon magazine. She also elicited stories and folktales from the Sougb elders. These stories were edited and printed for use as a reader in the Sougb language. She translated that booklet into English and is currently adapting the articles and stories into an educational book for children.
Barbara is the mother of five children; two of them were born in a small mission hospital in the central highlands of Papua, Indonesia. She now lives with her husband in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a book worthy of your time. I was impressed by the candid, honest account of what it felt like in the midst of making great personal sacrifice. Details and descriptions brought the situations into focus and a delightful humor enveloped it all. Having lived in some of the same places myself I stress that this was her personal story. It was precious to see how the whole family accepted and thrived in sometimes difficult living conditions, trusting the Lord who called them, to sustain, protect, them and guide them to reach out to those they had come to serve. I am so glad Barbara Lunow wrote the story of those first years. Hopefully she will write the rest of the story about the wonderful accomplishments of their whole family.
Great book! Having served Dan and Barb and their lovely family as "their pilot" in Manokwari in the late '70s, we could identify with the whole story. It was great to relive some of those days through this well written and captivating book. A must read for anyone who has an interest in the "real" story of missions and missionary life in a remote part of the world.