A Girl of Two Worlds (Flamingo Series)
This story is about Nosim, a young girl who is ordered to attend the missionary boarding school. The chief thinks that having a Maasai in the school will make them more important. Thus begins Nosim's double life where she juggles...
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This story is about Nosim, a young girl who is ordered to attend the missionary boarding school. The chief thinks that having a Maasai in the school will make them more important. Thus begins Nosim's double life where she juggles the world of school and Christianity with Maasai life. At first it appears both lifestyles cannot co-exist. Nosim tries to be Western and Christian at School and Maasai at home. She eventually realises that if you don't follow Jesus throughout your whole life you are not following him at all - it is then that she gives her life to Christ. But does this mean leaving family and culture and identity behind? The perfect ending to this story is how Nosim is encouraged to take the gospel to her own people, by remaining a Maasai woman and a Christian. She is in actual fact a girl of two worlds - definitely a Christian and definitely Maasai. But her life of deception is over as she brings the true word of God to her lost people. Written for children aged 9-12 years old.
Lorna Eglin is an AIM missionary in South Africa. Her years in Kenya brought her into contact with many Maasai girls just like Nosim. Though Nosim is fictional she is based on real life Maasai girls that Lorna worked alongside during her time in Kenya. These girls went on to be teachers, nurses, and secretaries in modern Kenya. One is the first Maasai lady doctor. Another the wife of Kenya's ambassador to Japan.
The themes of the second book in this series are Missionary tales and remarkable conversions. Other themes covered in the series are Living for God and the value of scripture Missionary Tales and Remarkable Conversions; Honouring God and Dramatic Deliverances; Faithful Witnesses and Childhood Faith.Joel Beeke and Diana Kleyn have taken a selection of real life incidents and fictional narratives and developed them into a series of devotional books for children aged 712.Scriptural references throughout the book use the King James Version of the Bible and the questions are also based on this version.The stories themselves include a good mixture of historical adventure childhood experiences remarkable instances of conversion and dramatic edge of your seat rescues from danger.
Nosim is proud to be Maasai and to be the first member of her tribe to go to school. But, can she follow the old ways of the Maasai tribe and be a modern - educated young woman? Can she still belong to her family and her people and also belong to the Jesus Christ she hears so much about at school?
Lorna Eglin is an AIM missionary in South Africa. Her years in Kenya brought her into contact with many boys and girls from African tribes like the Maasai. Many of the young people she taught while on her own missionary safari in Kenya went on to hold positions of authority in modern Kenya. One became the first Maasai lady doctor.