Wild Indians and Other Common Misconceptions: A Real Life on the Mission Field

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The summer Carol Keels arrived in Colombia, South America in 1971, she had visions of moving into a village of indigenous people, learning their language, translating the Bible into this language, writing primers and holding large literacy classes and then setting back to watching the whole village be transformed by God's love. Four years later, the Keels still had no one even willing to help them learn the language. This is an engaging, first person account of triumphs, discouragements, bats, and snakes. It is a life uncommon to most but the quiet faith, steadfast commitment and true courage of Carol's story makes it relatable to all. A common misconception is that missionaries are somehow more spiritual, more holy, and thus are put on a pedestal. Without Him, we are nothing, but in Christ, our life can be a great adventure if we step out of our comfort zone and into His plan for us. Whatever the challenge, daily life requires from all of us our faith and dependence on our Lord is we are to be victorious.

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Carol Martin became a Christian at the age of 21 and was called to the mission field where she served for 17 years as a Bible translator with Wycliffe Bible Translators. She later earned a degree in Nursing. Carol is currently the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization in Plano, TX and travels all over the US to visit her seven grandchildren.

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Carol Martin has painted a portrait of life in a primitive civilization, packed with interest and insight. I consider it a must for those preparing for similar pioneer ministry. --Rev. William A. Raws, D.D., Director Emeritus America’s Keswick, Whiting, NJ. A fantastic and deeply moving book...to inspire you to trust even more fully in God... --Toby Hopper- Missionary with Global Aid Network, the humanitarian arm of Campus Crusade for Christ This amazing page-turner gives an honest account of life on the foreign mission field, with all its highs and lows, and illustrates how the Lord honored one woman’s calling to “present the Truth of the Gospel and let God do the rest.” --Joan Coleman, Missionary with Campus Crusade I have always wondered what it is really like being a missionary. The story was so vivid... --Kelly Shackelford, President of Free Market Foundation (This book) shows the faithfulness of God not only in His provision but in the way He prepares...and places us in His harvest fields. It will be a great encouragement for those God is preparing...for His work anywhere. --A.A. “Buzz” Baker, Assistant to the President, Child Evangelism Fellowship Sowing. Reaping. Both are needed in God’s work. This is a story of the faith that is required: to find joy in the sowing, to find hope in the watering, to find grace in trusting God when His plan is to send another to reap the harvest. --Barbara White, Wycliffe Associates

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