Oh Lord, What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
You will certainly laugh and cry as LaMoin opens her heart and memory to her adjustment to living in the backward and impoverished country of Ethiopia, East Africa. You will see her as a "real" person as she tells about her experiences as a young missonary wife and mother of three small children. Does she always demonstrate perfect faith without fear? No Does she always have perfect love for the nationals? No Does she ever want to forget the whole idea of missionary work and go home to America? Yes LaMoin has written with complete honesty, humor and transparency. Her desire is that you will be entertained, but that you will also be able to better understand missionaries. There is no mold from which missionaries are formed. They are all unique in looks, personalities, and attitudes. LaMoin doesn't fit the sterotyped image of a missionary. Many have said to her, "You don't look like a missionary." However, with God's help, she has the unique ability to adjust to any mission field so her work can be effective. Laugh with her as she tells you about hair in her food, fleas in her bed, and childbirth and surgery in a primitive environment.
You will enjoy learning about: . WHAT MOTIVATES A MISSIONARY . DEPUTATION-RAISING SUPPORT . CULTURE SHOCK . NORMAL FRUSTRATIONS FOR MISSIONARIES