Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snippets from Africa (and some really cool news!)

I love this photo Luis and Fernanda took out in the village of a group listening to a Proclaimer, which is the Bible on tape. Since many people can’t read, we encourage them to come together and hear God’s word as a group during the week. The Bible is recorded in their mother tongue, which makes this a great addition to the discipling we do with them during the week and on Sundays.

Scott took this photo of little Scott this morning, and I just had to share. He’s four months now, very chubby, and very sweet. Some of you might also remember Rosie, little Scott’s older sister who can not speak. Due to the generosity of a sweet supporter, we were able to buy a DVD set that teaches children and their parents sign language through songs and repetition. I’ve been working with David and Emily with this, and Rosie is already picking up words that are helping her communicate better. This is a huge answer to prayer on my part, though we continue to pray for a miracle that God will grant her the gift of speech.

As now for my cool and exiting news … I’ve just signed a contract for my second historical with Summerside Press!

Dark Continent will release next February and is part of Summerside’s new romantic suspense line. I’m so excited about this book as it is set both in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and New York in the early 1920’s. And I’m thrilled to be working with one of my favorite editors, Susan Downs, and everyone at Summerside as they launch this new line.

This line is featuring some incredible authors including Tricia Goyer and Susan May Warren, so if you love historicals with a strong thread of suspense, check out their first books here.



P.S. Don't forget to leave a comment here for the chance to win a copy of my first Summerside historical, Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio and a beautiful necklace and earring set from the heart of Africa!


  1. Lisa, that is so exciting. Woo!! Hoo!! When does the book come out?

  2. Congratulations!!!! That's wonderful news, and that baby boy is adorable!

  3. Yeah Lisa! Praise God for the baptisms and joy that is being experienced. Seeing the faces of my new brothers and sisters in Christ is incredible to me today. And I believe God is so blessing your writing! Can't wait to read the new book! How you accomplish all you do is just amazing:) Love ya,

  4. Thanks all! I'm excited. This one will come out in next February. Glad you were encouraged by the baptism photos, Kerrie. It was a wonderful day!

  5. Anonymous5:46 PM

    Lisa, I love reading your books. I just ordered another one this week. You stay a busy woman, but in many ways, so much more laid back than the lives we live here.
    Debbie Davis

  6. Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement, Debbie. And I think you're right about things being more laid back here. On the weekends, people simply sit around outside their homes and talk because there's nothing else to do. Few distrations, and for me, while I stay busy, I don't have to run my kids everywhere, because there is no where to go except for the beach on our day off and who can complain about that! Have a great weekend!

  7. Lisa,

    Little Scott is adorable! Just makes me want to reach through the computer screen to hug him!

    Congratulations on your contract!


  8. He is adorable, isn't he, Edwina. :-)

  9. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Congrats on your contract.

  10. Thanks for the congrats! I'm excited!

  11. Great site, Congrats on your contract for your second book too. May you find new blessings every day!

  12. Thanks for the sweet words!