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Precious Mt. Silinda United Church of Christ Mission: A Century of African Transformations by Mrs. Kate E. Sukuta,Dr. Sydney Sukuta
  • Author: Mrs. Kate E. Sukuta,Dr. Sydney Sukuta
  • Title: Precious Mt. Silinda United Church of Christ Mission: A Century of African Transformations
  • Size PDF ver: 1983 kb
  • Size ePUB ver: 1544 kb
  • Size Fb2 ver: 1297 kb
  • ISBN: 1479112100
  • ISBN13: 978-1479112104
  • Pages: 204
  • Other formats: lrf mbr rtf azw
  • Category: Biographies & Memoris
  • Subcat: Memoirs
  • Language: English
  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Votes: 905
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 27, 2012)
  • Hardcover: Here
Precious Mt. Silinda United Church of Christ Mission: A Century of African Transformations
This book examines the impact of Christian missionary work in Africa since the dawn of the twentieth century from an African perspective. I feel as though God put me in a unique position to witness over a century of Christian work through my parent's s eyes, starting when Mt. Silinda Mission and the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe (UCCZ) were simultaneously founded in 1893, followed by my and my late husband's Christian work to date. As we enter the twenty-first century I feel obligated to share this gift God gave me with the rest of the world, for perhaps this is part of my mission and purpose in life. Even though this "Century Missionary Report Card in Africa" represents my specific interpretations, opinions, and views, I am almost certain that most African people who share a similar background with me will generally agree with my overall conclusions.


Reviews num: (4)

Danskyleyn
The book is a family history that says so much more. Early missionaries were accepted because the spirituality of the two cultures were similar, with a key belief in one God. With that as a basis, the mission program (Mt. Silinda) was able to bring other values that benefited all: a strong desire for good education, better agricultural techniques, modern medicine and the elimination of destructive superstitions, the empowerment of women, and racial equality, the absence of racial considerations. This wonderful, and heart-warming working together emerges from Kate Sukuta telling her family history, the wending of a story over 120 years.
Marilace
Having spent 6 months in 2011 at the Mt. Silinda Mission as a short-term missionary, I found it exciting and wished I had been able to read it before I went. I appreciate the facts-as-the-writer-experienced-them to be enlightening and helpful to understand the relationship of the over all African culture and the specific Mt. Silinda community.
Zamo
Very well detailed and very informative. A lot of effort was put into this volume.This book can almost double as a historical document/account for the Mt. Silinda area.
breakingthesystem
A real page turner this is not. If you are at all interested in mission work, or trying to understand Africa from an African perspective in one of its various forms, this is the book for you. I loved this book. It is not what I expected. Each time I picked it up I found I needed to shift my attention away from me and my little world and enter into one that required a totally different mind set. What a joy to know that not all mission work deserves its bad reputation. You will be enriched immensely if you choose this book to read.

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