When the music plays Patti stamps her feet and claps her hands. She belongs to the Muslim Weegor tribe in Northern China. All the Weegors love to sing and dance.
This exciting true story of a Moslem girl finding faith in Christ deals with the many issues that children face when they depart from the faith of their parents.
When Granny Han went to her cupboard one morning, her cupboard was bare! Granny prayed for her food anyway, and before she knew it, a large and wonderful breakfast appeared before her eyes.
Granny Han is a believer in China who puts her trust in God. This is a true story about the power of God to provide, and the redeeming grace when you accept Jesus as your saviour.
Bye froze, and caught a few more scraps of the conversation on the headman’s veranda: “When the moon dies…warning…thief…pistol…opium.” All at once he understood – his father was to be killed! Saving his father's life seemed impossible... but many impossible things were to happen before the moon died.
Eric Liddell's refusal earlier that week to run on Sunday in the Olympic 100-meter race has stunned the world. Now his incredible victory in the 400-meter race further strengthened his belief in God's promise, "He who honours Me, I will honor." Years later, Liddell would be tested far beyond mere physical ability as a missionary to China.
Millaray, whose name means "flower of gold", is a Chilean Indian girl who longs to go to boarding-school like her big brother. Her wish is granted, and at the mission school she learns to be a nurse, faces danger, and makes the greatest decision of all.
Meet Joan Eley. Killing snakes, counselling converts, concreting floors, climbing tortuous tracks, crossing flooded creeks, cracking fierce dogs on the head, catering for youth camps, carrying out her own plumbing and vehicle repairs, caring for sick fellow-worker Dorcas - you can't but gasp at this girl's versatility and vivaciousness, as she tells her humour-laden story of pioneer work for Christ in a semi-desert region of Venezuela.
Learn more of the ways of God, as the Master Trainer mellows, moulds, tests and tempers this young Australian for a life of vital service.
Obedience to God's call led Norman McIntosh, a farm labourer from New Zealand, and his wife Amy, a primary school teacher, to the high grasslands of Tibet, through the green jungles of Malaya and into the conjested cities of tropical Asia. They lived through wars, rejection, separation and bereavement, and experienced the joy of fruitful service. Consistently pushed into jobs too big for them, they learned the secret of utter dependence on God.
This biography, written by their daughter, carries the clear message that God delights to use ordinary people and that He is always faithful to those who trust and obey Him.
- Aristocratic Southerner Lottie Moon, who did the unthinkable in 1873 and traveled as a single woman to Shanghai, China.
- The Indian-born son of missionaries, Captain John Birch, who also went to China-and changed the course of World War II.
- Nate Saint, a popular pilot with Midwestern roots, who in 1956 blazed a path to the savage Auca tribe of Ecuador.
- The Ivory Coast-born daughter of missionaries, Betty Olsen, who in 1965 landed with only her medical kit in the heart of war-torn Vietnam.
Erromanga is an island in the New Hebrides where missionaries were martyred when bringing the gospel to people who practiced cannibalism.
The material of this book is largely made up from the records of the Rev. H. A. Robertson in his "Erromanga — the Martyr Isle" ; from the Rev. James Gordon's account of "The Last Martyrs of Erromanga" ; and from references to the history of the Island in the Lives of Bishop Selwyn, Dr. John Geddie, Dr. John G. Paton, Dr. Steele, Captain Palmer, and others. Read this book online at https://archive.org/details/wonbybloodstoryo00lang.
DVDs for adults...
Chronicling the life of Christian missionary Amy Carmichael, this documentary illustrates how social good can be achieved through quiet strength and resolve, driven by personal faith.
- The unconventional Carmichael arrived in India in 1895, and her approach to work included adopting the local dress and customs, even dying her skin with coffee.
- Among her most noteworthy accomplishments were the establishment of the Dohavur Fellowship (an orphanage and mission), and the publication in 1903 of the controversial book Things As They Are, in which she not only offered a sometimes shocking portrayal of the living conditions in India and the challenges facing missionaries, but also exposed the practice of grooming young children to be "temple girls," who were forced to become prostitutes to earn money for local priests.
- An accident left Carmichael bedridden for 20 years before her death in 1951, with much of that time spent writing prolifically, sharing her faith and inspiring generations of Christians.
- Carmichael's story is recounted here by those inspired by or close to her, including missionary, speaker, and author Elisabeth Elliot; Pastor Jonathan Clarke of The Welcome Church in Belfast (which Carmichael founded); Margaret Holland of the Dohnavur Fellowship; and Dr. Nancy Robbins, who cared for Carmichael.
- Includes a 58-minute version and a 29-minute abridged version.
Staring: Steve Saint, Carmela, Dawa, Dayumae
PG-13 (for some violent content and thematic elements). 1 hour 36 minutes
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