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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 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, ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published July 20th 2012 by Christian Focus Publications
(first published September 1st 2005)
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 should...but 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.
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 ...moreMore about Helen Roseveare...