Facing Challenges in the Land of Smiles

by Emilie Margaret Ballard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/23/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781663240170
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781663240187

About the Book

The Third Verse of the hymn “How Firm a Foundation” describes the author experiences in Thailand. The challenges the author faced have driven her to pray more and seek the Lord’s guidance more earnestly and to realize more and more how God was using them to “consume the dross and refine the gold” in her life. The author was blessed to have help and guidance in working with the ethnic Karens of Burma, then Thailand, and the Karens living in the USA. God used her to help in Christian Education, Healthcare, Women’s Work, in preparation of language lessons, both for those needing to learn the language and for Karens illiterate in their own language.

About the Author

Born in Hyattsville, Maryland, in 1919, Emilie Margaret Ballard earned a BS in nursing and an MRE in missions at the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She served as a missionary to the Karens in Burma and Thailand for almost forty-one years, spent three years preparing karen language lessons and retired at Pilgrim Place retirement community in Claremont, California.