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Digging Ditches: The Latest Chapter of an Inspiritational Life

Digging Ditches The Latest Chapter of an Inspiritational Life Doctor Helen Roseveare affectionately called Mama Luka pioneered vital medical work in the rain forests of the Belgian Congo now the Democratic Republic of Congo Throughout her eight years in traini

  • Title: Digging Ditches: The Latest Chapter of an Inspiritational Life
  • Author: Helen Roseveare
  • ISBN: 9781845500580
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Doctor Helen Roseveare, affectionately called Mama Luka, pioneered vital medical work in the rain forests of the Belgian Congo now the Democratic Republic of Congo Throughout her eight years in training for the mission field and her first twelve years in Congo Helen Roseveare had prayed that God would giver her a mountain top experience of his glory and power However,Doctor Helen Roseveare, affectionately called Mama Luka, pioneered vital medical work in the rain forests of the Belgian Congo now the Democratic Republic of Congo Throughout her eight years in training for the mission field and her first twelve years in Congo Helen Roseveare had prayed that God would giver her a mountain top experience of his glory and power However, after enduring civil war and having to start from the beginning again, and later when caring for her elderly mother, she realized that God s work is done in the valleys He gives us the valleys and we are to dig the ditches 2 Kings 3 16 , trusting that they will be filled with life giving water at the appropriate time This is an inspiring story because it shows those times when God s blessings seem withdrawn they are subsequently shown to have been there all the time If you have ever experienced times when God s call on your life seems remote, or you are encountering trials and problems, you will find refreshment from Helen s pen She shows how trusting in the Lord can be a gritty, rewarding drama rather than a wispy platitude.

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    About "Helen Roseveare"

    1. Helen Roseveare

      Dr Helen Roseveare was born in Hailebury, Herts, England in 1925 She became a Christian as a medical student in Cambridge University in 1945 She continued to have strong links with the Cambridge Inter Collegiate Christian Union and was designated as the CICCU missionary during the 1950s and 1960s She built a combination hospital training center in Ibambi in the early 1950s, then relocated to Nebobongo, living in an old leprosy camp, where she built another hospital After conflict with other staff at the hospital, she returned to England in 1958.She returned to the Congo in 1960 In 1964 she was taken prisoner of rebel forces and she remained a prisoner for five months, enduring beatings and rapings She left the Congo and headed back to England after her release but returned to the Congo in 1966 to assist in the rebuilding of the nation She helped establish a new medical school and hospital the other hospitals that she built were destroyed and served there until she left in 1973 She helped many people from different countries, and helped them when needing food, and drink.Since her return from Africa, she has had a worldwide ministry in speaking and writing She was a plenary speaker at the Urbana Missions Convention three times She is now retired and lives in Northern Ireland Her life of service was portrayed in the 1989 film Mama Luka Comes Home Her touching story about how the prayer of Ruth, 10 year old African girl, for a hot water bottle to save a premature newborn baby after its mother had died has been widely forwarded by email She survived rape and trial during the Congolese civil war in 1964 because of the intervention of the villagers she had helped previously.

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    1. Brilliant account by a godly lady. Very much challenged by her life and obedience,and found her honesty and recognition of her own failings refreshing. She fully recognises what it is to be a Christian -no fluff involved, just true heartfelt love for God,above all else, including self. This is someone in whose life God has been working and through whom He has been speaking. I had not previously read any of her books but am very glad that I picked this up from the bookshelf. I recommend it,but do [...]


    2. Beware. Ms. Roseaver will challenge you to live more for Jesus and to truly give all things--good and bad--for his glory.


    3. Helen Roseveare writes from the heart. She shares her faith, but also her weaknesses. This book is about her travels around the world after she had to come out of Africa. It's an amazing look into what an amazing woman was able to do, how she shared of her experiences. I was blown away with her command of the Scriptures and how she lives and breathes what she believes. This is a missionary I would love to meet, although I realize she is now probably retired and near the end of her days in this w [...]


    4. I'm never quite sure how to "rate" Dr. Roseveare's books. She's not the most eloquent writer and she tends to ramble a bit more than she shouldbut then again I so deeply appreciate the depth of her life and experience, that I find I can easily overlook these "faults." As far as I'm concerned, it's well worth the read just to benefit from her wisdom, her amazing outlook, and her honest and profound faith.


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