Emma Stratton

Famines And Face Packs

DAISY, Braille
  • Publisher: Authentic Lifestyle
  • ISBN: 9781850784807

Emma was working with Tear Fund when she developed epilepsy. She tells of her battle with this, and of coping with the problems of working in some of the most difficult areas of the world.

NB – Braille SEB

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Emma Stratton was just an ordinary student when she first visited Bangladesh – and what she saw there transformed her life. Longing to start a career in relief work, she was sent out to Sudan by Tearfund, where she worked distributing seeds and tools to farmers. But then disaster struck – she developed epilepsy and her career seemed over. Determined to continue, this book tells of her battle with her condition, her time rebuilding houses in Kosovo and installing bathrooms in Serbia, the problems of facing up to her own feelings about those she was sent to help, and how she coped with extremes of weather, strange diets and being away from her family. Humour and humanity shine through in this lively account of life in some of the most difficult areas of the world. Emma covers it all – the highs, the lows, the anguish, the things that stretched her faith – and strengthened it.

‘Emma’s account of her time with Tearfund is funny, feisty and faithful to the daily struggles and successes of relief work.’ Doug Balfour, General Director, Tearfund.

This is Emma’s story, a refreshingly honest account of how a youngchristian’s faith was challenged and deepened as she served God in some of the world’s most desperate places.’ Matt Roper, author of the best-selling Street Girls.

EMMA STRATTON is currently the International Personnel Officer on the Disaster Response Team and Training, and the Development Officer on the Volunteer Response Team at TEARfund.

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