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Jungle Breezes: From Amish Farm Boy to Jungle Doctor; The Life of Elam Stoltzfus
What would you do if you felt a calling to go to a far-off war-torn country to spread the word of God? Would you follow that calling or would you do the wise thing and stay home where it is safe? Elam Stoltzfus, born and raised Amish in Lancaster County Pennsylvania was a man who felt a tug on his heart to go tell the world about Jesus and he did just that. He set off in 1 ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published April 15th 2009 by Citadel Press
(first published April 1st 2009)
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Jungle Breezes is a heartfelt tribute to Elam and Barbara Stoltzfus, and their family, and was written by their daughter-in-law Dara Stoltzfus.I enjoyed reading about this extraordinary, courageous family. The faith, love, service and sacrifice that they exhibited is remarkable. Dara did a fantastic job retelling the stories and events; many times I felt like I was beside the family members as events unfolded. What they witnessed, experienced, and endured was amazing and through it all they rema ...more
I really enjoyed this book. Elam goes from being an Amish boy in Lancaster County, PA to a missionary in Guatemala. Along the way there is much adventure as he survives confrontations with the guerrillas and witnesses a number of other hair-raising events! Elam, out of necessity, learned how to administer both medical and dental care. Elam's wife became a mid-wife, again, out of necessity. Later on in the book, their son, Virgil, becomes a pilot so he can fly critical patients to a city hospital ...more