Mother Cox: Mission Accomplished (Paperback)
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In 1924 at age 56, Bertha Hummel Cox left her comfortable life in Wisconsin to become a missionary for indigenous tribes in the Amazon rainforest. She had no idea that it would take nearly four years of frustrating delays and treacherous travels to reach her destination. Among her many challenges were months of isolation in a make-shift hut in a remote forest and a death-defying experience on one of the world's most dangerous stretches of whitewater rapids. But finally, in her 60th year, Bertha began her ministry for people who she believed "would be made whole by the Lord's grace." This book follows Bertha's path to the work that would occupy her life for the next 27 years. It's a tribute to a woman whose remarkable accomplishments remind us that the only thing standing between us and our goals is fear...of the unknown, of sacrifice, of ridicule, of failure. Bertha was fearless, some might suggest insanely so, but her belief in being "protected by the Lord" never wavered and led her to a "mission accomplished.