See Vivian's interview on the
Hour of Power

Purchase Vivians' book at

In the 1960's, Vivian Churness was sent by the Reformed Church in America
to serve as a missionary-nurse in India.

She later returned to Southern California, where she taught nursing at USC. She is now a retired faculty member, active in the Emeriti Center.

Since 2007, she has served as a Consultant in Nursing Education to the Church in South India, and has co-authored or revised several textbooks for nurses there.

She and her husband, Dave, have four children and seven grandchildren.

[Portrait by Daniel Yu, Fotoby Studio, San Pedro, CA]


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Published by
Ecumenical Book Services, Chennai, S. India

What does a young wife and mother do when her husband and 3-year-old son suddenly disappear without a trace?

Vivian Churness writes a story that reads like a cross between a detective mystery and a testimony of personal spiritual formation. … It is the story of Vivian's search for her abducted son, and of how her life was changed during the years-long search.

It is all true.

I encourage you to get into the book, and walk through the life and challenges of this remarkable woman … someone who said 'No' to despair, and said 'Yes' to faith, hope, forgiveness and love.”

V. Churness
PO Box 5284, San Pedro, CA
90733, USA

Available for purchase from the author

In India:
Please contact: Ecumenical Book Services in Chennai at:

In USA: $12.99 each (includes tax and postage)
Make checks payable to: V. Churness.
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- Larry Christenson
Author and former Director,
Lutheran Renewal International

V. Churness
PO BOX 5284
San Pedro, CA 90733