Home :: Books :: Biographies :: General Biography :: MIDWIFE OF BORNEO

MIDWIFE OF BORNEO

MIDWIFE OF BORNEO
 
(0 reviews)  

ISBN/Product Code
9780281080304
Author/Artist
Publisher
SPCK
Format/Binding
Paperback
Release Date
2018
Number of Pages
256
Our price:
£9.99
Qty
Call the Midwife' compellingly transposed from the East End of London to the Borneo jungle! Newcastle 1959. Wendy Grey, a young district nurse, responds to a call for aid from Christians in one of the remotest corners of the world. Officially, she is employed as a health worker running a dispensary as part of the Anglican mission in Tongud, North East Borneo. However, as the only medical practitioner in the region - apart from local witchdoctors - she is obliged to carry out every procedure her patients require, or watch people die. And so Wendy finds herself diagnosing diseases, performing operations (acting as both anaesthetist and surgeon) delivering babies and extracting teeth. When news reaches her of patients too sick to come to the dispensary, she undergoes long and arduous journeys, often travelling for hundreds of miles through the jungle in a dug-out canoe to reach them. Back home, supporters are uplifted by Wendy's selfless, cheerful ministry, horrified by her accounts of close encounters with snakes and crocodiles, and stirred by her courage in the face of hitherto unimaginable challenges. The young woman in Borneo is on the prayer list of every church in North East England.

Send to friend

: *
: *
: *
 

Reviews

There have been no reviews


Gift certificates

 
The website uses cookies to allow us to better understand how the site is used. By continuing to use this site, you consent to this policy. Click to learn more.