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An Irrepressible Passion: by Lillian Della Oliveira

An Irrepressible Passion:

Pointing People Heavenward

by Lillian Della Oliveira

Pages: 410

Dimensions: 6 x 9

  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Personal Memoirs
  • RELIGION - Christian Life - Inspirational

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781545669396

Price : $18.99

After an
impelling call to service as a missionary at age 14, God led me through 5
continents, 5 languages and cultures, and many different branches of
ministries: from medical work to teaching Bible studies, to teaching Seminary
courses, to leadership positions with the denominational Women's Ministries
Executive Committee, to serving as chaplain to the International Christian
Women's Club in Brazil, to Home Bible Studies in the States, to serving on the
Executive Board of the Olive Branch Mission in Chicago, and many other
things.  The Lord saw me through a communist take-over in Mozambique, a
cholera epidemic and major medical responsibilities in Congo where there was no
doctor,  a visit to a refugee camp in Tanzania, and, in the middle of all
this, to a late marriage and the struggles that go along with a family trying
to blend. My story includes hair-raising frights, mind-boggling adventures and
both heart-ache and much laughter.                
Here are a few
of my endorsements:      
Kathleen Ross, first editor for the books of her husband,
Dr. Hugh Ross, astrophysicist and Founder of Reasons to Believe.
To meet this sweetly
smiling petite retiree you may never guess what adventures she's been up to in
her 80+ years on this earth, but you'll be amazed to find out. Experience her
childhood joys and pains, the daunting challenges of her calling to bring
Christ's loving care to some of the most beautiful and dangerous places on
Earth, the intense pressures and occasional triumphs of tending to patients
(physically and spiritually) and training medical workers (physically and
spiritually) in remote  villages and clinics.  I say
“experience," not just "read about" these things--and more, including
marriage and home life--because Lillian does more than simply tell her story;
she lets you hear, see, taste, smell and feel it. Her honesty and vulnerability
give the reader a soul's eye view not merely OF but also FROM her colorful
personality. This dynamic lady still matches the title of her book.
A. C.  Carrol, PhD.  Geologist, Christian
Apologist:  “That’s a FANTASTIC book! 
It’s full of stories!
Father James Good, D.D., Ph.D., Doctor of Literature -
Former Chair of the Department of Theology in Cork, Ireland – my long-ago
colleague in Swahili studies:   “ An Irrepressible Passion

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