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Congo Crisis entry 1

Updated: Jan 6, 2023

It’s a new year! And it’s time to try something new: blogging about one of my books. And I’m starting with Congo Crisis, the book I lived. Each blog will offer a short blurb from the novel, a Bible verse, and a short application. This first one will use my back-cover description, a good place to start.

Fresh out of college, Alessandra is on the adventure of a lifetime: her first mission trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gain a first-hand view of missionary life as you follow Alessandra on an amazing journey where she faces the challenges of sorrow, death, and intense fear as the terrors of an uprising force her to attempt to evacuate the turbulent African nation. Through it all, she learns the lessons we would all benefit from most: trust God and embrace each moment as an opportunity to grow in faith.

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 embodied my early call to missions: “For the love of Christ constrains us; because we judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.” The passion for Christ in my early twenties carried me to the mission field. And although I’m currently content to live stateside, I still desire to follow God fully, even now.

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