The Sudan has suffered drought...but it is more than just a land that suffered drought. The people of the Sudan are starved emotionally, physically and spiritually, but even in the midst of desolation there is beauty and courage.
For most of the past twenty years the country of Sudan has been plagued...The shortages of food due to drought have sometimes reached famine proportions. Climate change in Sudan is not just a looming crisis; it is the reality on the ground. And then there are the wars of Sudan: unremitting, for nearly all its history.
Yet at Sudan’s core is beauty. Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski captured it well: “More than anything one is struck by the light.” Aside from the landscape’s beauty, there is an interior beauty: The spirit of courage. A richness of tradition, antiquity, cultures, and natural resources. Human interchange and endurance in all its mystery. The Mission Study for 2009-2010, The Beauty and Courage of Sudan: Why a Dream of Peace Is Possible, written by Linda Beher, with study guide by Maxine West, offers an extended portrait of Sudan. http://tiny.cc/3z0ha
Bear Creek United Methodist Women are hosting a special one day event on Saturday, July 17, 2010 with special guest speaker and author DiAnn Mills! This event is open to all women of faith in the northwest Houston area. Through this study, you will gain an understanding of the history and plight of the Sudanese. There will be interactive sessions and discussions as well. DiAnn Mills will make a special appearance to give a talk about her knowledge and her book on the Sudan. She will also have many of her books on hand for purchase.
Award-winning author DiAnn Mills launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. Currently she has fifty books in print and has sold over 1.5 million copies. DiAnn believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels.
Six of her titles have appeared on the CBA Bestseller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents. Five of her books have won placements through American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Awards 2003 – 2008, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005 and 2007. She was a Christy Awards finalist in 2008 and a Christy Winner in 2010!
DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope and Love, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also the Craftsman Mentor for Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild.
She and her husband reside in Houston, Texas. They have four adult sons and are active members of Metropolitan Baptist Church. http://www.diannmills.com/aboutdiann.shtml
There is still time to register and attend this incredible event! Register your name, phone, email and childcare needs by Friday, July 16, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org