The Official Writing Challenge
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Thank you for these honest snapshots of the courage and persistence it takes to live on the edge for Jesus' sake. God bless you.
What a great story of a young man's and his mother's eek moments. I felt for the mother as she left him at school as this is one of the harder things I did as a mother.
Way kool. Very smooth, artsy, touching and moving. It was a quiet piece, but earthshattering in its elegance. Gave me a big warm smile. God bless.
Graphic discriptions of why we must pray for our missionaries. They endure hardships that I, for one, have never imagined.
Wow! Talk about writing from the inside out. It touched some heart strings I didn't realize I had.
This piece touches the heart, thanks!
Yep, that's all happened to us. Whoever wrote this certainly knows what she's talking about!
Although I appreciate that the story is as valid for India as for Africa, I think it would help the reader to be able to set the vignettes within a specific era and location.
Wonderful in every way. Thank you for sharing with us.
I don't use this word often--this piece was awesome! Brought tears to my eyes, gave me chills. Excellent descriptions and atmosphere. Thank you for sharing.
Lovely. I was a little jolted by the numbering - personal preference on my part - and perhaps would have preferred simply a larger space between the paragraphs or a bullet instead. Over all, wonderful!
An eye-opening entry to life on the mission field. I enjoyed your vignettes. It makes you appreciate what has been accomplished for Him.

My husband's early years were in Laos, where his parents were missionaries. (he was the youngest of 6 boys). I've heard a few stories too.
I really like the third person present for stories like these. To me, the slightly detached feel makes the experiences more vivid. I'm definitely a fan of the understated approach to emotional stories. Well done!
Colourful and descriptive... a reminder of the differences far away, and of God's protective, ever-present hands.

(A little distracted by the numerals... Thought each tableau could just "fade" away with "ellipses," perhaps, allowing the reader to merge the images... or reflect deeper.)