Where the Cotton Grows: A Missionary Calling Leads a Baptist Family on a Fateful Journey to China Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Where the Cotton Grows: A Missionary Calling Leads a Baptist Family on a Fateful Journey to China Leaving a Lasting Legacy

by Paul Ashton Vick
Where the Cotton Grows: A Missionary Calling Leads a Baptist Family on a Fateful Journey to China Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Where the Cotton Grows: A Missionary Calling Leads a Baptist Family on a Fateful Journey to China Leaving a Lasting Legacy

by Paul Ashton Vick

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Overview

"What is the worth of a life?" Paul Vick explores that timeless question in this compelling memoir of his parents, their lasting legacy, and his lifelong journey to find his own identity and path. Vick was only 16 months old when a plane carrying himself, his parents, and his 3-year-old brother crashed in a cotton field in a remote area of China in 1947. Robert and Dorothy Vick were young Baptist missionaries on their way to their first assignment. Only Robert and Paul were found alive, and Robert lived just long enough to dictate his final wish that Paul be returned to his grandparents in Rochester, New York, for them to raise.

More than sixty years after the crash and his retirement from a successful career as an attorney, Paul resolves to return to China, to find answers to two questions haunting him. What caused his parents to take a perilous journey to a war-torn country, exposing themselves and their two young children to so great a risk? What impact did their lives, and the lives of so many others called to serve during a turbulent period in China's history, have on the China of today?


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737078104
Publisher: Paul A. Vick Management Trust
Publication date: 09/30/2021
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Paul A. Vick is an ordained American Baptist Minister and is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. He currently serves as treasurer of the board of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (also known as International Ministries) as well as chair of the finance committee of the board of trustees of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Paul also serves on the board of the American Baptist Churches of Rochester Genesee Region of the American Baptist Churches USA and is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Rochester, New York. He has acted as legal counsel for many civic and religious service organizations. Paul retired as partner in charge of the Family Wealth Planning Department of the Rochester office of Phillips, Lytle LLP in 2007. Paul has made two trips to China. A video called The Vineyard documents Paul's most recent trip and can be viewed on YouTube. He is married to Joyce Miller Vick and has three children and seven grandchildren. This is his first book.
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