Most people have little to no knowledge about missions. The McLaughlins can help change that through their book and the years of service and knowledge gained in Africa.
The first part is about their exciting life, revealed through the many miracles, dangers, escapes, diseases, fun and sadness, successes and failures over fifteen years.
The second part is loaded with helpful, practical, and essential clear-cut information to make life as a missionary more successful, with an easy-to-use categorized help list. It features information about paperwork, medical records, licensing, ticketing, housing, land, medical and dental, and much more.
Whether youre a seasoned church leader or attendee, a supporter, or just want to go into the field yourself, you will gain a wide variety of practical knowledge and wisdom to help make your involvement with missions more effective.
Jay McLaughlin is a Calvary Chapel pastor and artist who served as senior pastor and director in Jinja, Uganda, and as Jinja district warden for the US Embassy. Jay and Sunny established one of the larger missions in Uganda during their fifteen-plus years in Africa.
A storm is coming . . .
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.
But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.
Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.
Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World) and as a modern phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of America” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.