These compelling stories, modestly written, demonstrate how Christian doctors, nurses and midwives have followed God's prompting and made important contributions to the health of the communities they have gone to serve. Probably none of them had any idea where their obedience would lead, but the stories describe their progress and achievements step by step. These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The role of mentors in offering support and encouragement was central in many cases.
For those with a vision for mission, this is a heart-warming read. Anyone testing whether he or she should go into a mission setting, whether overseas or in their own country, will find this book challenging and encouraging. It could be the confirmation they need.
This book is not only for healthcare professionals. It would help those in a church setting to consider whether a candidate wanting to do this work will be able to cope with it. Friends and family of someone going out to the mission field would gain an insight into the opportunities and experiences of those who have already trodden this path and proved God's faithfulness.