Dick McLellan, a veteran missionary to Ethiopia with SIM (Sudan Interior Mission, now Serving in Mission) and the vehicle for the stories in the children’s book With Two Hands, just sent me his Christmas letter.
Among other things, though he is in his mid-eighties, he says that he is hoping to make the trip to Ethiopia from his home in Australia—again. This after almost dying from health problems a year ago. Like Dr. John Dreisbach, the subject of a tribute in my post last week, Dick McLellan just keeps going and going and going.
He also just finished writing a new set of stories about the work of God in Ethiopia, similar to his first one, Warriors of Ethiopia, on which my children’s book was based. I’m sure it will be another cracking book, as the Scottish say.
I’m very humbled and extremely excited to have the privilege to work with and write about men and women who have given their lives in the service of God, for the love of Jesus, in such a way. Not only the western missionaries, but all the national missionaries that they represent.
If you haven’t yet, I’d like to invite you to read the sample chapter of With Two Hands! by clicking on the “Children’s Books” tab above. This missionary book for children is due out in March in the U. K. and in May in the U. S. I pray that it will be one of many books used of God to fan the flame of the next generation.