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Second Careers in Our Fifties: Missionaries to Africa

Keith Byrd

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ISBN 10: 1598002864 / ISBN 13: 9781598002867
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Paperback. 264 pages. Dimensions: 9.6in. x 7.4in. x 0.7in.Who thought we would be missionaries We were educators who planned to retire and take it easy. But our plans changed when we sensed God urging us to Africa to teach at Kenya Highlands Bible College. We were in our early fifties. Our son had one more year of college and was about to marry and begin his career in building construction. This would mean leaving excellent careers, our family, friends, and church. We began this journey with a year of fund raising necessary to sustain us in Kenya for at least three years. For the first time in my life I began keeping a journal. This daily routine would help me to record and bring to my awareness the emotions and thoughts that I was experiencing. I had met missionaries in my youth and had friends who were missionary children. But it never occurred to me that I would one day have this experience myself. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781598002867

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Publisher: Outskirts Press

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Who thought we would be missionaries? We were educators who planned to retire and take it easy. But our plans changed when we sensed God urging us to Africa to teach at Kenya Highlands Bible College. We were in our early fifties. Our son had one more year of college and was about to marry and begin his career in building construction. This would mean leaving excellent careers, our family, friends, and church. We began this journey with a year of fund raising necessary to sustain us in Kenya for at least three years. For the first time in my life I began keeping a journal. This daily routine would help me to record and bring to my awareness the emotions and thoughts that I was experiencing. I had met missionaries in my youth and had friends who were missionary children. But it never occurred to me that I would one day have this experience myself.

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Baby Boomers are at a transition point in their lives. They are seeking new and exciting work and purpose in their lives. My book, Second Careers in our Fifties: Missionaries to Africa, gives an account of that transition point in my life. I and my wife retired as educators in the U.S. and set out to teach at Kenya Highlands Bible College. I kept a journal from beginning to end on their three-year adventure. The journal is included along with narrative of our experiences and my thoughts and feelings. This true story begins with their uncertainty and anxious anticipation and the initial adjustments to a new culture, including experiencing 9-11 and the war in Iraq in a culture that didn’t understand. It continues with a car accident and its aftermath, relationships with students, the possibility of adopting a child, struggling in the classroom, a theft, a visit from our son and daughter-in-law, a graduation day tragedy, Kiswahili language study, and travels in Africa including Kenya, Egypt, and South Africa. I tell of how a life was saved from what was learned in a psychology class that I taught, the adventure of traveling to a Maasai wedding, sex education to African youth who had been taught nothing by their families, traveling back to the U.S. to raise scholarship funds for the students, a drama portrayed in chapel that later seemed to play out in reality for the lead character, reentry adjustment to the U.S., and Mama Douglas’ unique role with the students at the college.

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