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  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Life / Prayer
  • Language:English
  • Pages:266
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543977660

Praying Pilgrims

Reflections of a Missionary Mother

by Lois E Callaway View author's profile page

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Overview
Praying Pilgrims is an inspiring book for those who want to go deeper in prayer. Lois was a missionary mother who lived in very challenging circumstances and raised five kids in a remote Mien village of northern Thailand. She and her husband CW set out to build a church amongst the people who didn't believe a loving God cared about them. The people who had much fear in their daily living, also had a suspicious fear of Lois and her family. Learn how prayer bridged the gap. Prayer was the basis for all the things Lois did and accomplished. Talking to God was an everyday occurrence and took on many aspects and dimensions like listening, waiting, standing in the gap for others and knowing God. Many facets of prayer including faith, humble boldness and a yielded heart are presented. Prayer was the cornerstone and inseparable part of the life story of Lois as a mother, as a wife, as a teacher, in relationships with friends, working with missionary co-workers and in many challenging issues. She fervently studied prayer with scripture as her reference point. In this book, Lois shares what she has learned.
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Praying Pilgrims is an inspiring book for those who want to go deeper in prayer. Lois was a missionary mother who lived in very challenging circumstances and raised five kids in a remote Mien village of northern Thailand. She and her husband CW set out to build a church amongst the people who didn't believe a loving God cared about them. The people who had much fear in their daily living, also had a suspicious fear of Lois and her family. Learn how prayer bridged the gap. Prayer was the basis for all the things Lois did and accomplished. Talking to God was an everyday occurrence and took on many aspects and dimensions like listening, waiting, standing in the gap for others and knowing God. Many facets of prayer including faith, humble boldness and a yielded heart are presented. Prayer was the cornerstone and inseparable part of the life story of Lois as a mother, as a wife, as a teacher, in relationships with friends, working with missionary co-workers and in many challenging issues. She fervently studied prayer with scripture as her reference point. In this book, Lois shares what she has learned. Once she was faced with four out of five children getting very sick while her husband was also very ill with the same terrible bug. Her medicine had been depleted. The closest Mission clinic was a day's rugged journey away by foot and bicycle. There were no telephones or telegraphs. That meant too long a wait before medicine could arrive. Her second son was within thirty minutes of dehydration shock. Through prayer and listening she tried a solution which at that time, 60 years ago, was not used in this situation. Every time she prayed she had the impression to administer this solution. What did God reveal to her in prayer? Another challenge was when her second daughter had a very severe allergic reaction to a bee sting on her head. This left Lois fearful that another sting might not be reversible. God spoke quietly to her heart "can't you trust me with even the little bee?" Her faith, trust and prayer grew deeper and stronger.
About the author
Lois Nadine Elkerton Callaway served with her husband, C W Callaway, in Thailand among the Mien mountain tribespeople from 1949 to 1985. From then on they served Mien refugees from Laos in U.S.A. In 1996 at age of 74 she died in an automobile accident near Napa, California. She had a deep reverent love for God and for His Word. And she loved those whom she served so faithfully. She was an avid reader, a gifted poet, and a skilled writer in Mien as well as English. She was a praying pilgrim as revealed in this book. For more information about her see: http://www.motherteacher.org/ The book "Mother Teacher" by Joyce Bhang (Xulon Press) is based on Lois' memoirs.
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