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Mumma, Can You Hear Me?

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Betty Williams discovered her life's calling while living in an orphanage-she was born to teach, protect, and encourage children wherever she may be. This became an all-consuming passion that lead her from Maine to the jungles of Brazil and far beyond. "The witchdoctor's chanting and dancing stopped as we came through the door. He nodded and stepped back. Bob gently picked ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by f/64 Publishing (first published September 18th 2012)
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Lesley
Interesting true life story of a woman's life with missionary work and her love for children. She writes this very inspirational tale of her life as if she is talking to her own mother. She married young, I like how she compares Bible school to e-harmony for finding her Christian mate. She describes life as a missionary and though at times struggling, she appeared to love it. She describes her assistances in delivering babies and some bizarre treatments for women's labor pains. It was uplifting ...more
Evelina
We live in a very egotistical time, but once in a while a book will come along that will humble our spirit. I can not judge this story based on the simple fact that it is a biography of true events of one woman's life... but I will say that this book will both have you questioning and revisiting your faith.

It is amazing what human spirit and body can endure in one life time. Betty is a woman born during the great depression. From her early life she is faced with struggles that later prepare her
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Dave Norman
This book was handed to me out of the blue, and once I got around to reading it, I simply couldn't put it down...and wished I'd read it immediately. It contains the sort of uplifting life story that is legitimately fascinating, and subtle enough that I didn't realize it was an "uplifting story" until I realized that I was smiling and loving life the whole afternoon I spent devouring it. That kind of response makes me truly believe in a book, and in this particular book's case, I believe that it' ...more
Debbie
Betty Williams, now in her eighties, has spent her life as a teacher: to her children, and to her students.

Written, at least at the beginning of the book, in the form of a letter to her mother (hence, the title) this memoir follows the author from her childhood to the present day, although not always in a straight line. The memories tend to meander and are maddeningly vague in many areas to which she makes allusions.

Ms Williams has had a rich and busy life. Unfortunately, the story is not well-t
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Debbie Heaton
In Williams’ story, she tells an inspirational story of one woman’s missionary work and her undying love for children. It was uplifting, a true survival story of a missionary, teacher, midwife, and mother.

It is well written and inspirational.


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