They Come Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees
Author: Gary Smith, S.J.
|In 2000, Gary Smith, a Jesuit priest, left a familiar life in the Pacific Northwest to become a missionary in Africa, where he lived among Sudanese refugees struggling to survive in refugee camps in northern Uganda. Among other reasons, he went to this dangerous, pitiless place to discover the answer to a deep question many of us ask: What is most important in life?|
They Come Back Singing is Smithís inspiring journal of the deep connections he forged and the life-changing lessons he learned during his six years as a missionary in Africa. As he seeks the answer to his question, Smith is both a witness to and a teacher of how the Holy Spiritís power provides the spiritual strength to move forward in even the most difficult circumstances.
Features: Illustrated, Maps, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.49" H x 8.94" L x 6.1" W (0.73 lbs) 226 pages
Publisher: Loyola Press
US SRP: 14.95 US
Pub Date: February 01, 2008
For years, Gary Smith, a Jesuit priest, led a familiar life in the Pacific Northwest. Then, one day in 2000, he left that life behind to spend six years among Sudanese refugees struggling to survive in refugee camps in northern Uganda. He traveled to this dangerous, pitiless place to be with these forsaken people out of a conviction that "Jesuits should be going where no one else goes."
Smith's journal is a vivid, inspiring account of the deep connections he forged during his life-changing experience with the Sudanese refugees in Uganda. Along the way, he discovered a suffering people who, despite being displaced by a brutal civil war, find the strength to let go of the many and deep sorrows of the past.
Ultimately, "They Come Back Singing" is a window to the spiritual life and growth of a priest whose generous spirit and genuine love allow him to serve--and be served--in truly extraordinary ways.
- Religion | Inspirational
- Biography & Autobiography | Religious
-Catholic Church -Church work with refugees
-Clergy -Smith, Gary N.
OCLC Number: OCLC#167506964
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