Sunday, March 31, 2013

Featuring the Outhouse at the End of the Earth

Happy Easter to Everyone!

The Outhouse at the End of the Earth

Last year when I met Sherry Day at an author event, she was so sweet and engaging.  I could hardly wait to read her book, and it didn’t disappoint me in any way.

One book blurb says, “The Outhouse at the End of the Earth is an account of a city woman who finds herself living in the midst of a Papua New Guinean tribe in one of the remotest parts of the earth. There are laugh aloud descriptions as she tells her story about her living conditions and the area around her. There are also teary accounts as she learns to relate to and love the people she lives with. Be careful--reading this book will provide you with first hand experiences that most Americans have never had and may never want to have! You will be able to feel the heat, smell the smells, make that trek up the mountain and step into the outhouse at the end of the earth!”

The Amazon review that I posted explains exactly how I reacted to this book:

I've always felt that I'd like to go on a mission trip to a remote village in Guatemala or Nicaragua. When I mentioned this to my husband a few years ago, he laughed and said, "You DO know that you wouldn't be staying at the Ritz, right?"

Sherry Day brings us a vivid dose of missionary reality in this book. Dealing with harsh weather conditions, rudimentary housing, and scarcity of normal every day "stuff" that we innocently take for granted, she chronicles the details of her family's missionary training and assignment in the isolated location of Papua New Guinea.

Her story emphasizes the primitive conditions and assures us that there is nothing glamorous about living in a structure that is essentially a shack, and the only restroom facility being an outhouse that was precariously positioned on the side of a hill.

In spite of all of the challenges, Sherry and her family knew that bringing the love and Word of God and the message of Christ to these people was worth all of the sacrifice and inconvenience. They had a Higher calling, and no tilted outhouse would stand in the way of their mission.

God repeatedly showed them, through the success of their work and the changing hearts of the people, why they had been brought to this distant location.

I hope that Sherry Day continues writing and shares her stories of working in the mission field of Belize!
Sherry Day, Author
The truth is that Sherry and Bill Day had the faith and courage to take ownership of the Great Commission and bring it into their lives at a close, personal level. They knew this wouldn’t be a vacation at the Hyatt, and yet they answered the call in Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV) to:

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The Outhouse at the End of the Earth will allow you to walk in the sometimes muddy shoes of a missionary who left all conveniences behind to serve the Lord with gladness. Sherry Day’s story will remain in your heart long after you have turned the final page of the book.

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See you all soon!
Mary Anne

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