Missionary Stories with the Millers
Mildred A. Martin
Summary: 28 great stories about men and women who heard God's call to be a missionary in lands both near and far. These stories are full of adventure. They will bring joy, they will bring sorrow. Read about a fierce tribe in the jungle who revel in killing. Meet a young girl in India who works in a pagan temple. Discover how a bundle of flowers was instrumental in bringing Bibles into a communist country. Read about a women who led 100 children to safety during a terrible war. Learn the names of men and women who died giving testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ, bringing light to places of terrible darkness.
Personal Thoughts: I've read this book to my kids several times. It's important for them to connect with other Christians around he world and to become acquainted with the dangerous situations in which they live. Children need to learn how to pray for missionaries and that can only come when they know those stories. My kids do enjoy these stories. This book prompted them to ask for more in-depth missionary stories and as a result we read a lot of biographies about other missionaries. I highly recommend this book.
Into Their Hands at any Cost
Summary: Bibles. They were not always so accessible to Christians in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. In fact, they were forbidden. But the churches in the West became aware of the plight of their brothers and sisters in the East. Bibles got printed and brought to closed borders. From there a chain of willing hands did the dangerous work. This book follows the trail of these Bibles.
Personal Thoughts: Unbelievable. Follow the Bibles--printed both in the Romanian and Russian language--as they make their way through a strict border crossing into Romania. Pass through several harrowing checkpoints and experience the intense grief and punishment when the Word gets discovered by the ungodly authorities. Meet a man in a wheelchair who passes the forbidden Scriptures along onto a bee truck. Discover how the Bibles find their way to a construction site on the Romanian-Ukranian border where they are lovingly placed into sacks of cement by the crane operator, to be picked up by another man on a motorcycle who drops them off in a tool shed just a few miles into the Ukraine. From there the Bibles get hidden in cans of paint, baked inside loaves of bread, and finally placed in waiting hands--faces often streaked with tears and receiving such a treasure. This book really binds Christians around the world. It is a practical example of how Christians have borne one another's burdens.
Excerpt: " The oldest man in the group walked over to the map and pointed to Ireland. He took his finger and traced their path. They had travelled across the Irish Sea to England, across the English channel to France, through France to Germany, south through Austria, then into Hungary, and finally across the border to Romania.
He looked at them and smiled. He could see the tiredness and the strain in their faces. Bowing his head, Gabriel let the tears flow down his face. His heart was deeply moved by these brothers who had journeyed all this way to deliver the Bibles for their brethren in the Soviet Union." --pg. 80,81