God in the Outback
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God in the Outback
Published:
10/19/2012
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
122
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-46240-374-5
Print Type:
B/W

When Jo Bourne lost her beloved husband, Bill, she worried that she had also lost her way in life and her will to live. With her children raised and living on their own, she knew that she was at a crossroads in her life. Then one day, she got a message from God telling her to become a missionary in Australia, and she set out on a new path. God in the Outback tells the inspiring story of a woman who longed to bring the word of God to those in need and who found her way to Australia with God’s help and encouragement.

She knew that she wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of people by bringing God’s word to them. At first, the trip and the financial obligations involved in getting her there seemed daunting, but with God there is always hope and her prayers were answered time and time again. As she adjusted to the culture and learned of the racial discrimination that existed there, she worked toward her purpose of reaching out and ministering to the Aboriginal children in the white community.

Now, in this memoir, Bourne recounts her experiences in Australia during her mission, chronicling the good, the challenges, and the wondrous feeling of making a difference in the lives of many people.

She knew that she wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of people by bringing God’s word to them. At first, the trip and the financial obligations involved in getting her there seemed daunting, but with God there is always hope and her prayers were answered time and time again. As she adjusted to the culture and learned of the racial discrimination that existed there, she worked toward her purpose of reaching out and ministering to the Aboriginal children in the white community. Now, in this memoir, Bourne recounts her experiences in Australia during her mission, chronicling the good, the challenges, and the wondrous feeling of making a difference in the lives of many people.

Even though we were traveling on one of the darkest roads in the world, I knew that the Lord was there with us. There would be no electricity. No glow from the city. No full moon. Only the total darkness of the night surrounded us.
We spotted the van standing in the middle of the road and wondered, what’s wrong? We had better slow down. The van had just emerged from the water hole and was waiting for the car to make it through. We stopped, got out of the car and sized up the situation. There was no way to go around, so my roommate gunned the engine, plunging the car through the water. Whew! We breathed a sigh of relief as we emerged from the other side.
In the darkness, we spot kangaroos on the road. They stood their ground and stared at the car, without moving one inch. So we slowly maneuver our car around the kangaroos; continuing the rut of making our own tracks in the red soil of the outback.

Jo Bourne emerged from the Mississippi farm lands of the Deep South emerged as a scraggly young girl who struggled through her lifetime with the concept of racial discrimination. At seventy-five, she still struggles. She lives in Prattville, Alabama.

 
 


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