Influential Books; Powerful Interview!
After I slowly read Freedom’s Stand, to try and assimilate every word and understand the surrounding elements of the story; from the cultural norm that the women have to endure, to their danger just walking the streets unescorted. What an eye-opening experience it is to journey through Freedom’s Stand. To better understand the back story and the amazing author behind the story you must read Jeanette Windle’s equally compelling interview. Here’s a small excerpt:
Wow, that is quite a question since I’ve never considered anything I’ve done a particularly noteworthy accomplishment. Beyond the delights and challenges of raising to adulthood four children while maintaining reasonable sanity, I would say that the achievements that bring me most joy–and they are hardly mine, but God’s!–are the human souls, especially the children, I’ve seen come to Christ during thirty-plus years now of ministry. When I first opened a FaceBook account a year or so back, I was astounded to get an FB message from Bolivia, where we served in missions for sixteen years. The writer posted: “Do you remember when you were my AWANA commander in Sucre [Bolivian highlands]? When I was ten years old, you were the first person ever to tell me I could possibly become a pastor someday. I am sending you a picture of my church. I am now the senior pastor.”
As a non-techie, I will admit to reluctance in jumping on the social network bandwagon, but I have been delighted to hear from so many children and adults with whom I’ve ministered around the world who are now serving God in ministry, as pastors, even missionaries–and who most astoundingly now have access to internet and FaceBook in their distant corners of the planet. They are one achievement I can look forward to rejoicing over face-to-face when we all reach heaven-side.