Mascara, a Machete and One Woman’s Miraculous Journey With Jesus in Sudan
by Michele Perry
This book filled me with awe-struck envy at the intimacy of Michele’s relationship with Jesus, but I would not like to do what she does! The face of Love in war-torn southern Sudan, Michele provides a home for orphans and otherwise unwanted children in a climate of extreme poverty, violence and corruption, and in a place with no infrastructure where a trip to the nearest shop involves a three-day journey into Uganda. Disabled herself, she thrives and is used greatly to spread God’s kingdom despite appalling opposition and hardships. Time after time she has seen God triumph where human endeavour proves useless and powerless, and has developed the sort of glorious, humbling faith that expects miracles and is not disappointed – this faith she passes on to ‘her’ children. Love, she says, can look like clean water, food, sustainable income, healing or a home, but it starts with knowing first the love of Jesus: “I cannot give what I do not have... All living fruit in my life has come only from a living relationship with Him.” An inspiring and thought-provoking read.