the 1960's, Vivian Churness was sent by the Reformed Church in
to serve as a missionary-nurse in India.
later returned to Southern California, where she taught nursing
at USC. She is now a retired faculty member, active in the
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.
and her husband, Dave, have four children and seven
by Daniel Yu, Fotoby Studio, San Pedro, CA]
Ecumenical Book Services, Chennai, S. India
does a young wife and mother do when her husband and 3-year-old
son suddenly disappear without a trace?
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
is all true.
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.”
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Author and former Director,