The Montgomery family, David, Katherine, and their three daughters, Brittany, Alicia, and Megan, ages six, four, and two, arrive in Malawi as first-term missionaries with the keen anticipation of learning the language and beginning a fruitful ministrya long-awaited African dream. Instead, the unexplained absence of a work permit changes their lives dramatically. Just when they have found a wonderful home in the Limbe House, they are forced to leave two days before Christmas, with no expectation of returning. Traveling a thousand miles by car to Kenya, they settle temporarily in The Cave, where homeschooling and learning a new language fill their time.
There are blessings and challenges in their new location, and what seems to be angelic intervention in a time of danger, before circumstances require them to return briefly to Malawi.
Will the work permit come in time for them to stay in the Limbe House, or will they be forced to pack all their belongings and transfer to a new country?
When it seems that all dreams have been shattered, a shocking, last-minute answer to prayer changes dreams to reality.
The Montgomerys struggle to realize their African dream reveals how Gods providence leads his people, particularly those called into vocational missions. Dr. Meachams picturesque writing style literally transports readers into the drama of his familys African adventure. Readers will be both inspired and informed by this remarkable story.
Dr. Fred E. Meeks, Director, Logsdon Seminary Lubbock Program Emeritus Professor of Religion, Wayland Baptist University