Thrills, Trials and Triumphs by Claudine Chamberlin
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Illustrated with more than 300 pictures--half of them in full color!
You will not be able to lay this book down. The author takes you with her into a remote valley of the New Guinea Highlands where incredible dangers and deprivations become a way of life. The road ends eight miles from the mission station, the rest of the way is a slippery trail and a series of precarious vine swinging bridges.
You will live, work, worship and pray with a family of flesh and blood missionary pioneers. Far from civilization, among primitive pagans, isolated from other women of her culture, Claudine Bustin Chamberlin pours out her heart in letters to a friend she had never met. They were often written by lamplight after an exhausting eighteen-hour day full of drama, crisis, and frustrations. No two days were alike. Interwoven with the intense moments of both thrilling and trying experiences, the author records the profound joy of seeing souls set free from fear, superstition, and spirit-worship.
I recommend this book as required reading for Missions majors in Bible Schools. World Missions directors and denominational missionary superintendents will want to introduce it to their people. This "close up" glimpse of pioneer missionary life will profoundly affect the way you pray for those out on the front lines of Gospel advance. -- Anita Brechbill, Founder-Director of Rope-Holders.