In Strength Not Our Own Paperback

A Maasai Medical Miracle

by Irene Howat; Georgie Orme;


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In Strength Not Our Own

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Georgie Orme established a childcare centre in Kenya for the rehabilitation for children with mobility problems. Most of her original patients had suffered from polio and, left to their own devices, hauled themselves along the ground, seal-like - dragging their useless lower limbs behind them.

Seeking out anyone who would teach them anything, Georgie and her team of local women stretched affected tendons through many hundreds of hours of pain-staking and painful physiotherapy until childrenís limbs were straight enough to be strapped into very basic home-produced splints.

Many children were encouraged to do the apparently impossible - they learned to walk.

Daniel, also a polio victim, joined the team. A shoemaker, he went to South Korea for a short training programme in orthotics and prosthetics. He soon put his newfound skills into practice. Amazingly, the Centre at Kajiado started producing its own artificial limbs.

Children who were born without feet, or had traumatically lost their feet, were fitted with Kajiado-produced limbs and enabled to walk for the first time. The work had extended way beyond the originally need Child Care Centre. God used a very ordinary Scottish missionary to do a most extraordinary work. Becoming mobile was not an end in itself, Maasai children were enabled to attend school, learn a trade and become independent.

And many, seeing Christian love in action, also became Christians. The lame walked and followed Jesus.

In Strength Not Our Own by Irene Howat; Georgie Orme was published by Christian Focus Publications in March 2008 and is our 30590th best seller. The ISBN for In Strength Not Our Own is 9781845503345.

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Page last updated 29th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherChristian Focus Publications (March 2008)
Weight240g
Number of Pages224
Thickness16 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
ISBN9781845503345
ISBN-101845503341
Product Code1134230
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