‘The sounds of heavy gunfire ripped the air apart. Each new volley of shots made me jump…“Get the children to safety!” someone yelled.’
When Liz Parker was growing up in a Liverpool vicarage, she never in her wildest dreams imagined that she would one day grow up to marry a missionary pilot and eventually serve with him in Uganda. This is the incredible story of their family’s travels, from their four-year preparation in South Africa, to the sun-drenched land of Tanzania, the unexpected conflict of South Sudan and the fast-moving busyness of Kenya. Follow their journey, through each new country, through every up and down of family life, and meet inspiring people along the way. Through all the peaks and valleys, you’ll discover their dependence on a way-making, promise-keeping God, who has done immeasurably more than they could have ever asked or imagined.
"I am profoundly inspired and impressed by this very powerful book. Liz Parker has written a deeply moving, interesting and compelling book. I especially value the accounts of MAF's Ministry and the poignant details of the situations of the people they reach.
“This book is so well written it is very hard to put down! I strongly recommend it as a 'must read' book."
– The Baroness Cox, Founder and CEO, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
“An exciting story of being a missionary today in five African countries, Liz Parker, a mum, teacher, and wife of an MAF pilot, gives an honest and humorous account of living daily by faith, including her family's gripping escape from civil war in South Sudan. I highly recommend this book.”
– John Butterworth, MBE, author, newspaper editor and journalist
"This is an inspiring and honest account of challenges courageously faced on the mission field. Liz reveals her grappling with questions about God's care as she encountered life-threatening situations. Yet fun, laughter and her love for Africa shine through. She discovers God is greater than war, trauma, fears and failures. I couldn't put it down."
– Charles Marnham, Vicar, St Michael's Chester Square, London 1995-2019