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A Deep Gladness: Stories from the lives of Ken and Lorraine Enright

Gina Riendeau

Pages: 216
ISBN: 978-145752-062-4
List Price: 12.95
Category: Autobiography & Biography
Available: July 2013
Edition: Perfectbound

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Imagine the terror of being held captive and threatened with execution… or surviving the life-threatening injuries of two airplane crashes. Imagine trading the comfortable home of a Midwest legislator for a mud brick house in Central Africa. Imagine, too, waking each morning to a crowd of starving children waiting at your back door. When Ken and Lorraine Enright moved to Belgian Congo in 1950 they had no idea that they would experience the country’s independence and then decades of chaos and war as its name changed six times. Few can fathom the extreme conditions in which they gave their lives teaching, feeding, loving and caring for some of the neediest people on earth. But to them it was simple: God called; they followed.
Here Lorraine recounts some of the rich stories that characterized their five decades of missionary service. They lived a glorious calling as husband and wife and parents to five children, thriving in a country racked by war, poverty and disease. Despite the challenges, Ken and Lorraine left a legacy of love that changed the lives and communities of southern Congo. Their legacy lives on in Kafakumba Pastors’ School, Wings of the Morning aviation ministry, the hundreds of churches they planted, and the thousands saved through ministries of education, feeding, and healing. The Kafakumba Pastors’ School, which trains leaders for burgeoning church growth in Central Africa, remains the most far-reaching of their efforts.
You will be inspired and moved by Ken and Lorraine’s deep love for Africa and the people they served. No other book you’ve read in recent memory will evoke the smiles, tears, joys, and sorrows you’ll find in A Deep Gladness.

Africa has intrigued Gina Riendeau ever since she read the biography of David Livingstone as a child. After three trips to the continent, she discovered that the people and lands she visited were far more interesting than she’d ever imagined. Gina is retired from careers in healthcare and church administration and continues to enjoy music, reading, and travel, all of which immerse her in the lives of others worldwide. With family and friends nearby, she and her husband Alan live in historic Cass County, Indiana within walking distance of the Wabash River.