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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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 childrens 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 32253rd best seller. The ISBN for In Strength Not Our Own is 9781845503345.
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In Strength Not Our OwnMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
This is the story of Georgie Orme’s life and work in East Africa. From an inauspicious start to her missionary life she found her calling among the disabled children of Kenya. The story she tells with the help of Irene Howat is inspirational from beginning to end. Sent to east Africa by the Africa Inland Mission her first posting does not work out and she is sent from Uganda to missionaries in Kenya. This wise couple eventually send her to help at Kajiado in Kenya and this is where she finds herself caught up in the mission’s work for seventeen years.
There are heart rending descriptions of the disabilities the children face - many from birth, many from polio and other diseases – but throughout there are miracles of giving, healing and endurance and the sense that the children are enabled to be children, to move freely, to have fun, to squeal with excitement, be normal or as normal as could possibly be managed.
As local Maasai people became able to run things for themselves, Georgie moved on to Kiserian in the north of the country, there to help develop another centre and finally move across Lake Baringo to Kampi to start yet another centre helping disabled children.
There are so many stories contained in this narrative that I found I read on and on, sometimes praying in thankfulness, sometimes laughing, sometimes weeping; well worth while reading.
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Details for In Strength Not Our Own
|Author / Artist||Irene Howat; Georgie Orme|
|Publisher||Christian Focus Publications (March 2008)|
|Number of Pages||224|
|Page last updated||17th June 2017|