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Paperback Congo Vignettes: Stories of God's Faithfulness to Three Generations in the Heart of Africa Book

ISBN: 1933876034

ISBN13: 9781933876030

Congo Vignettes: Stories of God's Faithfulness to Three Generations in the Heart of Africa

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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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Three Generations - Seventy Years of Family Ministry in the Congo

"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.
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